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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GimpYancIent8 days ago

Oh I see applications for CM's acting out scenes, cosplay etc. but definitely not to be actually practicing any kind of contact combative.

corran horn8 days ago

Possibly like the potter wands it's only meant for some level of environmental interactivity (either only on starcruiser or that + GE) rather than whacking at other blades and such.

JoeCamel9 days ago

That blade furls and unfurls like a metal blind slat. No way it can be strong enough to withstand any blow and still function

GimpYancIent9 days ago

I believe it will least through more than one swipe, but, if it too well constructed and lasts that will impact sales volume.

corran horn9 days ago

Be interesting if this is a commercial product (a la savi's sabers or potter wands) or simply for cast 'shows' and the starcruiser experience.

JoeCamel9 days ago

Yeah, one swipe and this is expensive space junk. Not for kids big or small I think

corran horn9 days ago

I wonder what the 'blade' is composed of to coil yet have rigidity.

flynnibus9 days ago

No one cares about hashtags on a forum... but we do care about links to further reading. I know I could search for it... but I would hope instead of working up so many hashtags, you'd actually supply USEFUL elements that you already had.

SWGalaxys_Edge9 days ago

https://patents.google.com/patent/US10065127B1/en

GimpYancIent9 days ago

It's innovative. It's creative. It has OOOH AAAH factor. I want to see the price tag on the production model.

flynnibus9 days ago

6 hashtags, but no link to the patent? Figures

SWGalaxys_Edge9 days ago

#Lightsaber announced yesterday by @joshdamaro @DisneyParks is probably the one #Disney filed a patent for back in 2017. Most likely for the Dojo experience at the #GalacticStarcruiser at #GalaxysEdge #Batuu East. Might be for stunt performers as well. 546704546705546706

corran horn9 days ago

Apparently Josh D'Amaro ignited a real-looking lightsaber at the end of his preso today and that's got a lot of people talking.

corran horn12 days ago