PHOTOS - Star Wars hotel at Walt Disney World begins construction

Apr 03, 2019 in "Star Wars Galaxy's Edge"

Posted: Wednesday April 3, 2019 11:37am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Although ground  clearing has been underway on the site of the upcoming Star Wars hotel for some time, it has only been in the past few weeks that any kind of actual construction has begun.

The aerial view above shows what appears to be foundation footers being prepared on the site of the new Star Wars hotel.

Disney is yet to provide an opening date for the hotel, or offer any specific details, but we did learn a lot about the resort from some recently revealed plans. You can read about that in a previous article.

Aerial photos for WDWMAGIC by @cchard.

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sedati1 day ago

And it’s been confirmed hasn’t it? A female RX droid. https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Unidentified_RX-Series_pilot_droid_(Halcyon)

SWGalaxys_Edge1 day ago

you mean like this...?

SteveAZee2 days ago

I suppose they could have a screen at the front of the passenger compartment that acts as a 'window' into the front of the craft, showing the driver and his view out the front window.

twilight mitsuk2 days ago

Presented by invisible fence

Incomudro2 days ago

I'm sorry, it can be hard to tell a joke online. It actually would be cool to have a themed driver.

Incomudro2 days ago

Or a self driving vehicle. Not a technological stretch for Star Wars.

aliceismad2 days ago

It was just a joke. :)

Incomudro2 days ago

From the looks of the illustrations, passengers will not see the driver. It looks like the passenger compartment of the bus is sealed off from the driver.

SWGalaxys_Edge2 days ago

ate they letting guests sleep there too?

JoeCamel2 days ago

Florida heat, rain, costumes maybe?

SWGalaxys_Edge3 days ago

no, not "right next to" and there is no walking - its back stage to GE so that will not be happening. Top is the Galactic Starcruiser, bottom is Galaxy's Edge.

LovePop3 days ago

I think they should make everybody walk, just build a themed path. Isn't it right next to Galaxy's Edge? Walking will be faster than waiting for any bus, and should be cheaper.

LovePop3 days ago

That's a great idea! I bet people will pay extra for this experience.

LovePop3 days ago

People who can't afford the SW hotel can go to Space 220. That's what we are doing. For our family of 4, it's only $80x3+$30, or $300 or so, for a 3hr+ first class space experience, with lots of food provided. Compare that to 3K/night, it's dirt cheap. And we are good after 3 hours. We don't need to be in there all day and night.