Disney announced the upcoming Star Wars Land back in August 2015, a 14-acre theme park for fans who want a galaxy far, far away here on Earth. This weekend at D23, we got more details, including the official name: It’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. And that’s not even the big news.
There’s going to be a hotel dedicated to an immersive Star Wars experience.
According to Bob Chapek, Disney's Park and Resorts Chairman,
"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."
Think about it. You’ll be landed squarely in the center of a Star Wars plot in a Star Wars hotel, whose windows only overlook space. It’s 24/7 Star Wars, and if this isn’t the most awesome place this side of the Kessel Run, I don’t know what is.
Of course, there are caveats. Although Galaxy’s Edge will land at both Disneyland in Anaheim, California, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Disney World in Orlando, Florida, only Orlando will be getting the hotel. Guests are limited to two nights only (although I suspect that the length of your stay will increase in a few years).
Then there’s the really bad news: It looks as if rooms will cost $900 to $1,000. Per person. It includes meals and theme park tickets. Still, that’s a whole lot of imperial credits. And if the hotel is as wizard as Anakin's podrace, no one will want to visit the park.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is scheduled to open sometime in 2019. That gives you just enough time to
sell your kidney hunt some bounty.