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Plans Unveiled for Star Wars-Inspired Themed Resort at Walt Disney World

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, just confirmed that a Star Wars-inspired resort has been planned for the Walt Disney World Resort.

According to Bob, this revolutionary new vacation experience will be a living adventure that allows guests to immerse themselves in an entirely new form of Disney storytelling.

“It’s unlike anything that exists today.” Bob said. “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.”

Keep your eye on the Disney Parks Blog in the coming months for updates on this resort, as well as future opening date timing.


  • A few questions: How many republic credits will this cost? What is the U.S. dollar to republic credit value? Is there decent parking for my X-34 landspeeder? Which eras will be included? (If prequels, please have both halfs of Darth Maul, or at least spider Maul. And no need for Jar Jar.)
    Fellow Rodian and friend, Zach

  • Ok as a Big Star Wars and Disney fan… This is what I’m hoping for.
    Star Destroyer Resort, Death Star Resort, Naboo Resort, Millennium Falcon where you check in, Cantina Bar, Cloud City Restaurant and AT-AT everywhere!! lol

  • Me too If you take early reservations, when ever your hotel will be finished I love to plan the trip!

  • Will this be a Dvc site? My whole family is so excited by this! The force n is strong!

  • When is this hotel planned to open in 2019? I want to start planning a trip!

  • I am a 20+ year luxury hospitality vet and I’d kill to run this resort… how do I make this happen?

  • Is there an estimated opening date yet? We love the idea and want to start making long range plans.

  • I love star wars so much. Going their for my daughter’s 15th birthday. We already have our costumes planned Han Solo, Darth Vader and Princess Leia. Looks expensive but also a great experience good thing we have a full day just to explore the hotel. Hope no we don’t run into Any star wars villains.

  • I’m pretty excited about this whole concept. As a member of the 501st Legion, I would be in hog heaven.

  • Can’t wait for this. If your a Star Wars fan price will be irrelevant just take it Disney and dressing up that will be the best part your in your own Starwars fantasy. Please get this open asap

  • Very excited about the new Star Wars Hotel. I have been coming to WDW since 1972, when I first joined the Navy and was at Boot camp, anyway…excited about the new hotel.

  • I sure hope they reduce the price on this. Will AP holders get a discount on this as well? Of course we will, i know, stupid question! I know I’m excited about this and I really want to experience this, but it’s way too expensive. Please rethink the price.

  • May the force be with this hotel

  • Is this hotel intended for Walt Disney World only, or will Disneyland in Anaheim get one, too?

  • I may be thinking to far ahead but does anyone know when we might be able to make reservations for the Star Wars Hotel?

  • I’m thrilled to see a Star Wars resort coming and love the concept, except I sincerely hope the costumes are optional, or are only for activities that you sign up for. I want to be comfortable on my vacation, immersive or not, not have to wear mass produced, generic sized costumes! I can’t imagine many people would be thrilled with that idea.

  • Isn’t this how Westworld starts?
    Disney Labs is researching robotics. (Also, Bobbajo at Hall H, BB8 everywhere.)
    “Future World” is already in use at Epcot.
    Will Ed Catmull’s “Computer Animated Hand” be added to the “lost limb” motif prevalent in Star Wars?


  • Hi… so I have heard it’s 1000 a night and can only stay for 2 nights. I’m the hugest Star Wars fan but that’s ALOT of money .. are they going to have any restaurants in this hotel so if u can’t afford the hotel u may be able to eat in there

  • My whole family is so excited for Star Wars to open! I put off taking a vacation to save up for the opening. I thought it would be great to stay at the Star Wars hotel but from what I’ve been reading, it will be very expensive. I read 1 estimate of $1,000/2 days/person. That’s a little rich for my blood. A family of 4 would be $4,000 just for 2 days at the hotel….no tickets. 🙁

  • Who is the architect/interior designer?

  • Hope they build it big enough with all of the interest. I want to visit asap.

  • This will finally get my mom, who will be over 75 by then, to come to Disney World. She’s the one who turned me into a sci-fi and Star Wars fan, and between this and the expansion in Galaxy’s Edge, she’ll finally come to the Disney-side like her daughter and grandkids. This looks so awesome, I’ve stayed in the pirate rooms at Caribbean Beach, but this is even better!

  • Jennifer, where would be the best place to stay tuned; are their plans to do a mass mailer for availability, and how can I get on that list?

  • This sounds fabulous! I just hope the price is within reach. As soon as we heard about it, my entire family said this would make a perfect return trip to WDW when our youngest graduates from HS in 2020. (Already have the middle daughter’s senior trip planned next summer to go exploring book stores!)

  • I can’t wait to check in and stay up the whole night, who could sleep with all that going on! Just can’t wait!

  • Super excited to go! Please share with use all the wonderful details.

  • Luxury –

    Does that mean at the level of Grand Floridian or more modest Coronado resort?

    This may give my 22 year old a reason to keep coming to WDW with (heaven forbid) his parents!

  • I’m a big Star Wars fan, but this idea seems a bit “over the top” to me. Theming is one thing, but having costumes to wear as well? I would be happier if Disney would work on preserving some of the classic themed hotels they currently have. For instance, the Grand Floridian (the flagship resort of Walt Disney World) is themed as Victorian style hotel, but the latest updates to the rooms there have ruined that “Victorian feel” to them. Now they are no different from hundreds of other hotel rooms. And the replacement of the traditional flower displays in the lobby with this new, ultra-modern feel is disappointing.

  • So what’s the wedding package going to look like for this resort and what does the POOL look like for this place?!

    • 🙂
      No details on those topics yet!

  • Did they announce if this resort will be a DVC stie? I’m really excited for this.

  • You need The Stupendous Wave – all things Star Wars. This is so amazing Star Wars has been a part of our family now for four generations. This will be a truly magical way to introduce the fifth.
    Thank you.

  • its being built at Disney World and Disney Land, open date 2019

  • Honestly, I have been anticipating this announcement since the first utterance of the theme park. Take me home!!!!

  • I’m not even a Star Wars fan but this looks amazing, and I want to stay a night in this hotel!

    • I’m glad you’re excited, Chris. 🙂

  • First, take my money. Second, when? If there was ever a grand opening I wanted to be there for, this is it! We’re a family of 6 and we’re all super thrilled about this!

    • I’m happy your family is excited! Stay tuned for more details.

  • Now my two adult sons are feeling the force is strong with this brilliant themed Walt Disney World Resort!
    We can’t wait to make this Star Wars Story part of our Disney story adventure book!
    Ellen NJ

    • We can’t wait for your all to visit, Ellen!

  • Did they announce where on property this will be built?

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