PHOTOS - Star Wars hotel construction at Walt Disney World

May 08, 2019 in "Star Wars Galaxy's Edge"

Star Wars hotel construction at Walt Disney World - May 2019

These latest aerial photos show the current state of construction on the upcoming Star Wars hotel at Walt Disney World.

The foundations of the two story hotel are now very clearly visible, and its position relative to Star Wars Galaxy's Edge is now very apparent.

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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Article Posted: May 08, 2019 / 9:55am ET
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twilight mitsuk5 hours ago

And a muster drill

flynnibus6 hours ago

And you have your half or 3/4 day at batuu as well. Presumably check in day will include some sort of departure activities... with evening events like the dinner show probably the big anchor of the day. day 2 would be batuu for the big anchor probably surrounded by adhoc activities and “choose your adventure” kind of stuff. Check out day is probably more staging with some ability to revisit stuff before departure. Then stagger the hotel into two groups... so group 1 is on day 1... group 2 is on day 2. They would probably sacrifice the story continuity here for operational capacity. I’m disappointed that its only two nights. I think that is too short when you include batuu.

MisterPenguin7 hours ago

I'm guessing 3p - - 11a. So yes, a few hours less than two full days. That's why everyone should be using the terminology that hotels and cruises use: counting by number of nights. It's a two-night cruise: half-day with one night, full-day with the second night, half-day and leave. That's two nights. Calling it "three days," like some vlog sites do, only creates confusion.

_caleb20 hours ago

durangojim21 hours ago

Any speculation on how much time a guest will actually be spending in the hotel for those 2 nights? If it’s like a cruise then I could see not being able to access the rooms until 12 and having to depart the ship by 8am or check in at 3 and leave at 11. Either way it seems like it will be less than 48 hours.

Touchdown1 day ago

Because when I travel to Florida, I know my vacation isn’t complete without a swim in an indoor pool... Just stop humoring him, it’s getting to walking up the ramp on the falcon and TTA is becoming rocket rods level annoying.

UNCgolf1 day ago

Me too. I think too many people are still thinking of it as a standard Disney resort with a Star Wars theme and not really grasping the overall concept. They also seem unaware of how small it actually is.

GimpYancIent1 day ago

I am surprised with all the concerns about a pool? I would imagine there would be a greater interest in the projected interactive dining experience while on board Halcyon. Something that at one time was to be part of Galaxy's Edge but did not happen then forecasted to be part of Star Wars Galactic Cruiser experience.

UNCgolf1 day ago

Building something like that would be cool, but it would also be incredibly expensive. Considering how lightly used it would be (there would likely be days where not a single person used the pool just by virtue of the small number of guests), it just wouldn't make much fiscal sense.

J45461 day ago

Because the pool would be set in a room with giant windows on the ceiling/walls looking out into space and if done well could be one of the best parts of the experience imo. But watevs, its not something Im gonna be doing anytime soon regardless

UNCgolf1 day ago

Also, this hotel is going to have a fraction of the number of guests of any other Disney hotel. It's a boutique experience by design. What's the point of having a pool when there would likely only be 20-30 people max ever using it on any given day, especially since having a pool at all would probably detract from the themed experience? I've never once used a Disney pool, even when I was a kid. I can go to a pool anywhere; feels like a waste of time while at Disney World. Obviously not everyone feels that way, but it's not like I'm some bizarre outlier. I would not be surprised if 50% or more of Disney guests don't use the pools.

rle4lunch1 day ago

This thing should have an indoor zero g pool.. or maybe just some bacta tanks like in the SW verse. They could be used as regenerating pods (i.e. spa treatments).

danlb_20001 day ago

How many times does the average guest use the hotel pool over the length of their vacation? Since this hotel will only represent two days out of your vacation, there is still plenty of time to enjoy the pool at the hotel you transfer to.