At its D23 Expo in Japan on Sunday, Disney gave fans more
clues as about what they can expect from the forthcoming Star Wars-inspired
resort as well as details about several new attractions.
While Disney didn't reveal all that much about the
Star Wars resort coming to Orlando, it did say that it will be "seamlessly
connected" to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, the Star Wars land slated to open
at Disney's Hollywood Studios next year.
Disney noted that the luxury resort will offer guests "complete
immersion" in the Star Wars story.
Guests will find handcrafted toys for sale at a street market at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.
"At the resort, guests immediately become active
citizens of the galaxy and can dress up in the proper attire," Disney
stated on its Disney Parks Blog. "The opportunity for immersion at this
resort will also stand out among all Disney resorts around the globe, as it
will be seamlessly connected to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney's Hollywood
Studios, allowing guests a total Star Wars experience."
The journey through space begins the moment guests arrive, as everyone boards a starship and departs together for a multi-day Star Wars adventure. An opening date for the new hotel has not been announced.
At the Galaxy's Edge lands in Orlando and Anaheim, guests
will be able to explore a street market run by a Toydarian, a character introduced
in "Star Wars: The Phantom Menace." Among his wares will be handcrafted
toys made by local artisans.
A "Guardians of the Galaxy" enclosed roller coaster is coming to Future World at Epcot.
A "Guardians of the Galaxy" roller coaster is coming
to Future World at Epcot, and it will be one of the world's longest enclosed roller
The coaster is part of Disney's "ongoing work to
transform Epcot into a place that's more family, more relevant, more timeless
and more Disney," Bob Chapek, chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts,
said at the D23 Expo in Japan.
A June 23 opening date was revealed for the new Pixar Pier at
Disneyland Resort's Disney California Adventure Park.
Pixar Pier will open June 23 at Disney's California Adventure.
There are also a few Marvel-related developments coming to
Disneyland Paris. Plans are in place to reimagine Disney's Hotel New York into
Disney's Hotel New York -- The Art of Marvel, which will showcase characters
like Iron Man, The Avengers, and Spider Man. It is slated to open in 2020.
Additionally, the Paris theme park's Rock 'n' Roller Coaster
Starring Aerosmith is going to be transformed into a high-speed, hyper-kinetic
attraction involving guests teaming up with Iron Man and the Avengers.