The Star Wars-themed Hotel and Resort opens its doors in 2019 in Anaheim, California. Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, announced that the Star Wars Hotel would be Disney’s “most experiential concept ever” when it opens. Chapek described the hotel as a “100% immersive” experience that “will culminate in a unique journey for every person who visits.”Some examples of the planned features included creatures and droids acting as certain hotel staff such as butlers; guests wearing Star Wars costumes; and an ability to interact with features of the hotel as if visitors were really in the Star Wars universe.
Visitors would also be able to have lightsaber training and duels (an extension of the Jedi Training Academy in Disney’s Hollywood Studios; explore and pilot Star Wars aircraft; and go on “secret missions” personalized toward the visitors’ experience. The proposal was announced as part of the unveiling of 23 improvements and additions to Disney parks around the world. Visitors to Galaxy’s Edge will also get the chance to pilot the Millennium Falcon — and join battles.