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Updated January 10, 2018
Source: Disney Parks Blog
Star Wars Hotel News, Rumors, and Updates
Disney has announced they will be opening a Star Wars hotel in Walt Disney World in Orlando.
This page will be the most comprehensive listing of news reports, rumors, and updates about the new Star Wars resort.
Star Wars Resort Table of Contents
The Official Scoop: Star Wars Hotel
What We Know Now About the Star Wars Resort
What is the Star Wars Hotel?
Disney is working on a new hotel.
It is said to be a luxury resort that completely immerses guests in the Star Wars world.
We are working on our most experiential concept ever. Bob Chapek, Chairman, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts (July 15, 2017)
What does Star Wars “immersion” mean?
Here’s what we know currently:
- Guests will “leave earth” and board a starship to voyage the galaxy for several days.
- During the voyage, guests will encounter characters, stories and adventures that unfold all around them.
- Each guest will be an active citizen of the Star Wars realm and live in a way that reflects that universe. This includes dressing in Star Wars themed attired.
- Every window will have a view of space.
Where will it be located?
It will be part of Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts in Orlando, Florida.
When will it be completed?
No official opening date or timeline has been provided by Disney.
Timeline of Events
July 15, 2017: Disney Announces Plans for Star Wars Hotel at Walt Disney World
At D23 Expo, Bob Chapek, Chairman of Disney’s Parks & Resorts, announced that Disney will build an immersive resort experience based on the Star Wars theme. Guests will immerse themselves in a “living adventure.” [Source]
Watch the official announcement at D23 Expo…
April 18, 2017: Disney Surveys Guests about Possible Star Wars Hotel
Disney commissioned a survey via Swagbucks asking visitors to comment on a two-day immersive experience that would take place on a Star Wars starship. The survey included details about what a future Star Wars resort experience might be like. [Source]
July 14, 2016: Disney Patents a Working Star Wars Lightsaber
While it most likely developed for the upcoming Star Wars lands at the theme parks, Disney’s new patent for a working lightsaber would make sense to be employed at Star Wars hotel to round out a fully immersive experience. [Source]
Star Wars Hotel Photos
The following is concept art provided by Disney directly via their public statements or guest surveys.
Star Wars Hotel Rumors
Disney surveyed guests in April 2017, asking their opinion about a Star Wars hotel luxury lodging experience.
From the questions that were included in that survey, here are the following rumors. Most are probably fairly realistic.