PHOTOS - Plans reveal many more details on upcoming Star Wars hotel coming to Walt Disney World

Nov 15, 2018 in "Star Wars Galaxy's Edge"

Information on the upcoming Star Wars hotel at Walt Disney World has been scarce so far, but a recent filing with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection offers a lot of details on what we can expect.

The plans were brought to our attention by californiacoasterkings.com,  and you should definitely check out that site to read their interpretation of what the plans contain.

Perhaps the most striking detail is that the hotel will likely have less than 100 guest rooms, or cabins as they will likely be referred to. The low number of rooms underlines how immersive this experience is likely to be. Disney has previously said "Guests visiting the multi-day adventure will also be welcome to participate as a resident of the Galaxy by dressing in Star Wars-inspired attire."

The first floor has 32 regular cabins, and 2 first class cabins. The second floor is likely to have at least as many, and likely a few more, although plans for the second floor are not available.

The front of the hotel contains the usual porte cochere from the parking lot, leading into a security screening area. There are then luggage screening and elevators that will take you onto the ship. It seems likely that this entire arrival area will be an elaborately themed area, perhaps offering something similar to the hydrolator experience from the Living Seas.

Disney previously showed some concept art that looks like it shows this arrival experience via the elevator.

Once you are on the ship, there is a table service restaurant,  guest rooms, and an area for shuttle service to/from the hotel. Other interesting sounding rooms include Dojo, the Brig, and the Engineering Room - all locations that could contain highly themed and immersive experiences.

Also of note is that the shuttle area seems to show a tunnel linking the hotel to the actual bus, much like an aircraft boarding gate tunnel.

This would suggest that transport to and from the hotel will use specially designed busses.

Thanks again to California Coaster Kings for discovering the images, and check out their breakdown of what is all means.

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Article Posted: Nov 15, 2018 / 1:06pm ET
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danlb_20007 hours ago

Universal's contract gives them exclusive rights to use certain characters in theme parks. So if someone wanted to build a Marvel themed restaurant in New York that contact wouldn't come in to play since it's not being done in a theme park. In theory the same should apply to a Marvel hotel at WDW, but that would be up to the lawyers to hash out.

mhaftman78 hours ago

I thought they were likeness rights? I could def see this occurring at DL first for that reason.

danlb_20008 hours ago

Yeah, if they could get Rowling to go for it, a Potter version of this idea would be a huge hit. Universal only holds the theme park rights so that wouldn't necessarily stop them from doing a themed hotel.

Surferboy5678 hours ago

Marvel rights being tied up may prevent them from doing that. Maybe they can find a loophole or something like they seem to do with certain characters.

CinematicFusion8 hours ago

Yeah....I'll stand by my words. If the Star Wars hotel crushes it. Universal will push for a Harry Potter themed hotel. Maybe Rowling nixes the idea, but Universal will try. I'm sure a ton of eyes are on the Star Wars hotel concept. Heck, if it's a hit... Disney might look at a Marvel style hotel concept.

Thelazer2 days ago

Can I have some of what your smoking.

MurphyJoe3 days ago

And think of all the money they could save with housekeeping!

nickys3 days ago

Maybe for one of the other IPs. But I don’t see JKR changing her mind.

CinematicFusion3 days ago

Universal will copy Disney and do just that if this Star Wars hotel makes a killing

CinematicFusion3 days ago

This hotel is gonna be a huge hit and it will be for the foreseeable future

CinematicFusion3 days ago

So we are looking at another delay into 2022

tallica5 days ago

No, it will have Mando's Marvelous Makeovers!

Bocabear6 days ago

They could totally do a Hollywood Tower Hotel wing... Which a lot of people would pay for... And no need for a multi day cosplay commitment... Themed accommodations with special effects, backstage entrance into DHS... add a lounge ( Tip Top Club) overlooking Fantasmic... a no-brainer success.

larryz6 days ago

See Passengers for those...