Disney to build new Star Wars hotel in Orlando and California resorts

Disney to build new Star Wars hotel in Orlando and California resorts

The hotel experience is planned to be completely immersive (Disney/LucasFilm)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Disney has announced its plans to build a Star Wars hotel in its resorts in the United States. 

Plans and pictures of the hotel and area for the series - called Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - have been unveiled following a flood of investment into the company.

One will be based in the Walt Disney World resort in Orlando in Florida - which draws an average 19 million people annually - and the other in the park located in Anaheim, California. 

The experience of staying in the residence is planned to be totally immersive - guests will be able to wear costumes and interact with Star Wars droids - which will actually be real robots. 

The hotel will be designed in the style of a starship, with portholes offering glimpses of outer space, so fans will feel they are actually stepping into a galaxy far, far away.

Some have even suggested the plans will create the sort of hyper-real theme park seen in the series Westworld, where Wild West fans are given the chance to step into a frontier town and battle robot cowboys.

Both hotels are set to open in 2019.