Disney Reveals Star Wars-Themed Resort Hotel

by Jessica Montevago
Disney Reveals Star Wars-Themed Resort Hotel


Disney World’s "Star Wars"-inspired theme park will be accompanied by a themed resort hotel, and the company revealed some details at the D23 Expo over the weekend.

Bob Chapek, chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, described it as completely immersive, where each guest will get a storyline that will “touch every single minute of your day.”

“We are working on our most experiential concept ever,” he said. “It combines a luxury resort with immersion in an authentic environment.”

Disney's Star Wars-themed resort hotel

Designed to look like a starship, the hotel will have windows that seem to look out into the space. Hotel staff will be in character, and guests will be able to wear Star Wars clothing.

Called Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, even its name "represents all the unknown adventure [inside the lands],” Chapek said.

The 14-acre Star Wars expansions are currently under construction at Disneyland in Anaheim and Disney World in Orlando, and are slated to open in 2019. They also will offer a completely immerse experience, filled with starships, creatures and droids found on this new planet. Characters, including B-8, Chewbacca and members of the First Order, will interact with visitors, and guests will have a chance to participate in multiple storylines.

Two main attractions will put guests in the middle of a battle between the resistance and the First Order, including one that will make riders feel like they’re on a Star Destroyer inside a hangar bay. The other will have guests pilot the Millennium Falcon, where guests’ choices will also have a direct impact on their experience. It’s up to the flight crews if they make it to their destination on the other end, and riders could get extra credits, a reprimand or even have bounty hunters chasing them across the park, depending on their individual unique journey.

  2
  0
Tip of the Day
Daily Top List

Five Places to Go for Spring Travel

1. Carlsbad, Calif.

2. Aspen, Colo.

3. Kauai, Hawaii.

4. Cabo San Lucas

5. Washington, D.C.

Source: Forbes

TMR THIS WEEK
http://services.travelsavers.com/AMGService.svc/REST/GetImage?ImageID=c0a45578-7841-e811-ba59-782bcb66a2f2

Why Is Watching ‘Jane Peel Potatoes’ More Exciting than What You’ve Got to Say?

Sponsored by Travel Planners International.

Video is here to stay and travel agents who embrace it are reaping the rewards. 

TMR Recommendations
Top Stories
Hard Rock Sets Opening Date for Atlantic City Hotel & Casino
Hard Rock Sets Opening Date for Atlantic City Hotel & Casino

Expecting to offer more than 300 nights of live entertainment in its first year, the resort already booked top musicians like Blake Shelton, Florida Georgia Line, Toby Keith, Third Eye Blind, Steely Dan, and Counting Crows.

Overcoming the Challenges of Selling Escorted Vacations
Overcoming the Challenges of Selling Escorted Vacations

Tour operators need travel agents to reach prospective group travelers — and they are not looking to cut commissions as other industry sectors have done.

New Direct Rail Service Linking Amsterdam to London Debuts
New Direct Rail Service Linking Amsterdam to London Debuts

Alternative travel connection to Amsterdam makes weekend or one-day stopovers in European city more convenient and affordable.

Hotel Group Calls for Stricter Tax Regulations on Airbnb
Hotel Group Calls for Stricter Tax Regulations on Airbnb

Industry association proposes that Airbnb should be regulated, taxed and subject to the same safety compliances and oversight as law-abiding hotel companies.

Marriott’s Unified Loyalty Program to Debut This Summer
Marriott’s Unified Loyalty Program to Debut This Summer

Members will be able to book stays, as well as earn and redeem points, across the brand's entire portfolio without having to convert points between accounts.

Industry Leaders Address Marriott’s Claim of Travel Agent Decline
Industry Leaders Address Marriott’s Claim of Travel Agent Decline

Travel agency group executives speak up on behalf of travel advisors, reiterating the undeniable value they bring to travel consumers.

News Briefs
TMR Report Cards
Advertiser's Voice
Advertiser's Voice: Luxury Retreats