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Disney Unveils Plans for "Immersive" Star Wars Resort and New Theme Park Animation

Disney Unveils Plans for "Immersive" Star Wars Resort and New Theme Park Animation
Disney Unveils Plans for "Immersive" Star Wars Resort and New Theme Park Animation, © Disney/Lucasfilm. Image via <a href='http://https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/07/plans-unveiled-for-star-wars-inspired-themed-resort-at-walt-disney-world/'>Disney Parks Blog</a>. ImageEarly concept drawings for the hotel
© Disney/Lucasfilm. Image via Disney Parks Blog. ImageEarly concept drawings for the hotel

At the D23 Expo this past weekend, Disney announced plans for a new Star Wars hotel and resort at the Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and revealed an animation of the upcoming Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge theme park that will bring the beloved galaxy into the present and not-so-far-away.

The revolutionary hotel has been envisioned as a completely “immersive” experience – visitors will each be given their own “story line” complete with “secret missions,” interacting with a full in-costume and in-character hotel staff. Early concepts for the resort show starship-themed spaces throughout, from the lobby to hotel rooms each featuring “a view into space.”

© Disney/Lucasfilm. Image via <a href='http://https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/07/plans-unveiled-for-star-wars-inspired-themed-resort-at-walt-disney-world/'>Disney Parks Blog</a>. ImageEarly concept drawings for the hotel
© Disney/Lucasfilm. Image via Disney Parks Blog. ImageEarly concept drawings for the hotel
© Disney/Lucasfilm. Image via <a href='http://https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/07/plans-unveiled-for-star-wars-inspired-themed-resort-at-walt-disney-world/'>Disney Parks Blog</a>. ImageEarly concept drawings for the hotel
© Disney/Lucasfilm. Image via Disney Parks Blog. ImageEarly concept drawings for the hotel

Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts explains:

“It’s unlike anything that exists today. From the second you arrive, you will become a part of a Star Wars story! You’ll immediately become a citizen of the galaxy and experience all that entails, including dressing up in the proper attire. Once you leave Earth, you will discover a starship alive with characters, stories, and adventures that unfold all around you. It is 100% immersive, and the story will touch every single minute of your day, and it will culminate in a unique journey for every person who visits.”

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is scheduled to open in 2019. An opening date for the hotel is yet to be announced.

News via Disney Parks Blog, CNN.

© Disney/Lucasfilm. Image via <a href='http://https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/07/plans-unveiled-for-star-wars-inspired-themed-resort-at-walt-disney-world/'>Disney Parks Blog</a>. ImageAn early concept drawing for the theme park
© Disney/Lucasfilm. Image via Disney Parks Blog. ImageAn early concept drawing for the theme park

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Cite: Patrick Lynch. "Disney Unveils Plans for "Immersive" Star Wars Resort and New Theme Park Animation" 17 Jul 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/875950/disney-unveils-plans-for-immersive-star-wars-resort-and-new-theme-park-animation/> ISSN 0719-8884

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