With four theme parks, two water parks, multiple golf courses, countless restaurants, and more than 25 accommodation options, Walt Disney World feels more like an out-of-this-world city -- one where Mickey is king. But now, the Florida behemoth is ready to take travelers to a galaxy far, far away. At the company’s D23 Expo, a biennial event for fans, Disney announced plans to open an immersive “Star Wars” hotel.
Lodging will be part of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the highly anticipated theme park slated to open in Disney World in Orlando. (An almost identical Galaxy Edge will first open at Disneyland in California.) At an impressive 14 acres, the site will be the largest single-themed land expansion in the history of Disneyland or Disney World, ABC News reports.
During their visit, guests can expect to get in character and don a uniform, hop aboard a starship, interact with sci-fi favorites like BB-8 and R2D2, and set out on their own multi-day adventure. Visitors to the Galaxy’s Edge will also have the opportunity to control and ride the Millennium Falcon, as well as join a battle. Better still, a Mos Eisley Cantina-themed restaurant will allegedly be on-site and serving blue milk and milkshakes.
But you need not start packing your lightsabers just yet, as the hotel will not open until at least 2019.
According to the Disney Parks blog, Bob Chapek, chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, 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 proper attire. Once you leave Earth, you will discover a starship alive with characters, stories, and adventures that unfold all around you.”
So, are you ready to join the Resistance?
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