Walt Disney World has announced some truly impressive expansion plans for its theme parks in recent months, which include over a dozen new attractions across its four theme parks being constructed over the next five years. However, even though we're excited to see what the next half decade holds for Walt Disney World's theme parks, there's another part of Disney's aggressive expansion that you may have missed in all of the excitement about attractions: new hotels.
Earlier this year Disney announced two new hotels coming to Walt Disney World resort: Disney Riviera Resort (which is being built next to Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort) and an unnamed hotel that could change everything that we thought we knew about Disney hotels...
A new bar will be set for immersion
In an effort to extend that Star Wars experience beyond Star Wars: Galactic Edge (opening in 2019 at Disney's Hollywood Studios) Disney has announced plans for a new Star Wars themed hotel that will allow fans to experience this amazing universe in a whole new way that is unlike any other Disney hotel. Guests who stay in this hotel will take part in an immersive experience designed from the ground up to be a living adventure that allows guests to immerse themselves in an entirely new form of Disney storytelling.
Inside the hotel, guests will discover a starship alive with characters, stories, and adventures that unfold all around them. Guests will be able to live and breathe their own story with themed dining, activities and more that will touch every single minute of their day, culminating in a unique journey for every person who visits. Everything from the decor to the furniture will be a part of the theme, with nothing in this hotel recalling our world. Even the windows will be themed, with views of the various planets, starships and more from the world of Star Wars visible from guests' rooms.
And speaking of guest rooms, according to officially released renderings, rooms will have both children's bunk beds and adult-sized beds in the style of Star Wars bunkers,with each room fitting up to 4 people. The size looks similar to deluxe Disney properties, which means guests who stay in these rooms should have plenty of space to stretch out while waiting for the next part of their Star Wars adventure to begin.