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Updated January 10, 2018

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.

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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.

Bob Chapek Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Announces Star Wars Hotel
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

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The following is concept art provided by Disney directly via their public statements or guest surveys.

Star Wars Resort Concept Art

Source: WDWNT.com

Source: WDWNT.com

Lobby of Star Wars Resort

Source: WDWNT.com

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.

  • The basic experience will entail a 2-day story for guests to experience.
  • Guests will be completely immersed in a non-stop entertainment experience that is driven by a core story.
  • The Star Wars story will take place during a 2-night stay.
  • Guests will interact personally with performers acting as live Star Wars characters.
  • Programs will be set up for guests to participate in flight training, exploration of space, Jedi training, light saber jousting, and personalized secret missions.
  • Experiences will take place on a starship and a planet of the Star Wars universe.
  • Packages will include all meals during your stay, including buffet breakfasts, lunches, & signature evening dining
  • Dinner shows and exclusive entertainment will be offered as part of the experience.
  • Bookings will include exclusive park admission to the new Star Wars land, set to open at Walt Disney World in 2019
  • Also included will be Star Wars starship amenities such as pool, water garden, fitness center, on-board cantina, and robotic droid Butlers
  • Price is expected to start at $900-1000 per guest
  • Target completion date is 2021, to coincide with Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary

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