There's nothing quite like a stay at Walt Disney World, and though there are more than two dozen Disney-branded hotels for guests to explore across the Lake Buena Vista resort, Disney recently announced some aggressive expansion plans that will see three brand new properties added to its already impressive resort catalog, including one with theming that will be, quite literally, out of this world!
1. Star Wars gets its own one-of-a-kind hotel
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.
Disney is building this new hotel right now, across from where Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge will be on the south side of Disney's Hollywood Studios. And now it looks like according to permits filed with the South Florida Water Management District, this experience will be a lot more exclusive than we thought, with the building only being two stories tall, and occupying a small footprint on the side of the park with a simple bus loop for transportation, and not much else.
Though pricing details have not been released yet, considering the caliber of experience Disney is offering here, some have estimated that a stay here could cost upwards of $1000 per guest, for an all-inclusive 2-night stay.