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July 17, 2017

Ever wished you could live in a movie?

Yep, we do too. Reality gets boring pretty fast, which is why we’re super excited for Disney’s brand new Star Wars-themed hotel that’s scheduled to open in 2019 – with the space being set up as an “immersive” concept where you become a character yourself.

The idea for the hotel, which was floated in a survey by Disney, is meant to be part of the company’s launch of its new Star Wars theme park at Disney World in Florida (also in 2019). But while details are scarce at the moment, there have been more than a few hints on what fans can expect at the new hotel. Here are three of the most exciting:

1) All employees will be in costume

AT D23 EXPO 2017, DISNEY PARKS CHAIRMAN BOB CHAPEK ANNOUNCES NEW STAR WARS-THEMED HOTEL FOR WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT -- During D23 Expo 2017, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek announced plans to create the most experiential concept ever in an immersive Star Wars-themed hotel at Walt Disney World Resort. Dedicated entirely to the galaxy of Star Wars, it will be a one-of-a-kind experience where a luxury resort meets a multi-day adventure in a galaxy far, far away.

Picture this: you’re walking in the lobby and you bump into C-3PO. Or you’re checking into your room and the bellboy is Jar Jar Binks. It is this exact level of interactivity that Disney is planning for its guests to enjoy at the new hotel, by dressing up all its staff in Star Wars gear from top to bottom. Of course, you’ll be wearing a costume too, adding to the illusion of living in a galaxy far, far away.

2) Each guest will get his or her own storyline

As a guest at Disney’s Star Wars hotel, you’re part of the whole narrative the minute you check-in. That means you’ll be able to participate in developing events alongside characters from the films. These include ‘secret missions’, lightsaber duels, and even spacecraft piloting programs. But what’s cooler is that no two people’s experience will be the same, as everyone has their own individual reactions to the storyline.

3) Your room’s view will be the magnificent wonders of outer space

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What’s living the Star Wars life without a view of the cosmos? Fans will be pleased to know that each room’s window opens up to the vast scope of outer space, as the hotel will be shaped like a high-tech spacecraft that’s ready to go into overdrive at anytime. There’ll also be other cool amenities like a pool area, water park, and fitness centre, a ‘cantina’ for food & drink, as well as droids doubling up as butlers. Sounds very promising, indeed.

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Ultimately, if the green light is given for the hotel to be built, there’s no question that it would raise the bar for interactive entertainment facilities all across the globe, and not just in the hotel industry.

That said; staying here is not going to come cheap. Right now, prices quoted for a one-night stay range from US$900 to US$1000 per person. This includes all meals and admission to the theme park, but you’ll only be allowed to stay for a maximum of two-nights.

In the meantime, if you’re itching for some Disney fun, you can always check out ‘Pandora – the world of Avatar’ in Disney Florida’s recently opened Animal Kingdom Theme Park.

For more information, visit disneyworld.disney.go.com.

All images taken from Disney.