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"

Posted: Thursday November 15, 2018 1:06pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

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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sedati2 days 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_Edge2 days ago

you mean like this...?

SteveAZee3 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 mitsuk3 days ago

Presented by invisible fence

Incomudro3 days ago

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

Incomudro3 days ago

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

aliceismad3 days ago

It was just a joke. :)

Incomudro3 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_Edge3 days ago

ate they letting guests sleep there too?

JoeCamel3 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.