The movie studio, which also announced several upcoming film projects and updates (including the casting for their long-awaited Aladdin movie), will be opening two Star Wars Land areas in their resorts. The California branch will launch a first in 2019, followed by the Florida park later the same year. Both zones will be called Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
Other announcements over the weekend included news that a Ratatouille experience will be added in Florida as well as a ride based around popular Marvel adaptation Guardians of the Galaxy.
The Star Wars Hotel has been described as being ‘totally immersive’ and Disney Imagineers (because that’s a thing apparently) revealed a few more details.
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Guests will actually become ‘citizens’ and have the option of dressing up in character throughout their stay. Every room in the hotel will also boast a view looking straight out into space.
Employees, or ‘cast’ as Disney like to call them, will also be in costume.
Bob Chapek, chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, put it enthusiastically when he 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.’
One other announcement was that Paris is to get a Marvel-inspired hotel based around the popular superhero characters from The Avengers series. Details remain sketchy but the likes of Iron Man and Spider-Man were mentioned.
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