The Walt Disney World Resort confirmed today that it will build its previously announced Star Wars-themed hotel adjacent to the upcoming Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge land at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Florida.
While many fans assumed that would be the location of the new hotel, and visitors have seen construction preparation on the assumed hotel site just south of the theme park, Disney hadn't actually confirmed that location until today.
Disney's Star Wars hotel still doesn't have a name or an opening date, but Disney promises an interactive experience unlike anything else we've seen in the hotel business before. Disney is positioning the hotel more of a live action role-playing experience than a mere place to spend the night: "Families visiting this destination will board a starship that comes alive with characters and stories that unfold all around them during their voyage through the galaxy – and every cabin window has views of space!"
If you're looking for clues as to how Disney will create those "cabin windows," just remember those virtual portholes that Disney has in its interior cabins on the Disney Cruise Line. Same principle, one expects.
Visitors also will be encouraged to cosplay in Star Wars attire during their stay. The location, across from (what for now is) Studio Drive and the site of Galaxy's Edge, has led to speculation that guests at the hotel will have some form of special access to the Star Wars land, as well.
So what will it cost to stay at Disney World's Star Wars hotel? This might be the laziest punchline in Theme Park Insider's long and sad history of lazy punchlines, but we expect the cost of one night in the Star Wars hotel to be... out of this world.
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