This is the latest Star Wars Hotel construction update for July 2019, the new fully immersive resort hotel Disney is building just outside Galaxy’s Edge in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. We’re going to share updates about the construction for the Star Wars Hotel with you and everything new being built on the site.
Construction is full steam ahead right now and in our latest update we’re going to show you the building, which has reached the top level and also the conduit and infrastructure installed on the top floor which will supply the hotel with everything it needs.
If you aren’t familiar with the Star Wars Hotel, it’s essentially the most interactive hotel ever built and is going to drop guests right on a spaceship in the Star Wars universe and will be full of role-playing and interactive experiences to explore. It’s going to be located right across the street from the upcoming Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge in Hollywood Studios and the stories from both places will be connected
For more information about the Star Wars Hotel you can see our post explaining everything you need to know about the Star Wars Hotel including what the building will be like and the arrival process for guests staying there.
The construction on the project has been going extremely fast, and in our previous Star Wars Hotel update we saw the foundation for the building being put in, the first walls going up and then the second floor going in. It seems crazy to think we are already this far along, but the project gets more advanced every day.
Before we show you all the Star Wars Hotel updates for July, a big shoutout as always to @bioreconstruct over on Twitter for the great job he does taking the best construction photos around property. The aerials photos are the best and let you see Disney World from a unique perspective!
Ok, let’s see the latest construction updates:
In the first shot we can see the entirety of the Star Wars Hotel construction site with the actual building the predominant feature right now. In fact there isn’t much of anything else being yet, though some smaller support buildings are starting to pop up I the background. Until we see some concept art or building plans it’s hard to tell what else is going to be built surrounding the hotel structure.
In this aerial shot of the construction we can see the Star Wars Hotel is divided into two distinct areas: the bedrooms and the main guest area:
The bedrooms are going to be located in the longer, thin part of the structure. Expect around 100 bedrooms spread across what looks like 3-4 levels.
The bigger, more square part of the structure is where the main guest area of the Star Wars Hotel will be and will include the lobby and extensive “arrival ceremony,” a restaurant, as well as other environments which will serve towards the entertainment and overall story of the hotel:
A closer look at the top of the hotel over where the bedrooms are going reveals the exposed conduit and electrical work being installed on what seems to be the top floor of the hotel:
We should see a concrete floor poured over that soon, which will cover everything.
Now we have a new angle of the Star Wars Hotel construction and we get a better view of the main guest area and what looks to the the guest arrival as well:
Again this is where guests will spend most of their time when they aren’t sleeping in their rooms. At the top of the structure you can see the beams which will support the ceiling of the building. Where the arrow is looks like access leading to the top floor of the bedroom wing.
What’s also interesting is the front and sides of the main building. One of these two points is likely to be the guest arrival where you will bring your car to drop off your luggage and enter the Star Wars Hotel. Won’t you see the hotel when pulling up? Most likely not..
If you look at this concept art for the hotel, this is the drop-off point which is themed to a spaceport. The trees behind are most likely blocking view of the hotel. That way it’s a realistic simulation of flying up to the hotel, which is located in space after all:
We can also see a berm starting to be formed on the edge of the Star Wars Hotel construction site which will block the hotel from view of guests in the Hollywood Studios parking lot, and block the view of Hollywood Studios from guest onsite at the hotel:
You can see the close proximity of Galaxy’s Edge and the Star Wars Hotel, and lots of questions are being asked about the special transportation of guests from one to the other and how that will work.
Unfortunately there will not be any monorail or any other high-tech transportation, but it will be a bus transportation system, masked as a space shuttle. The concept art from Disney shows this a bit more:
Not word on how they are going to make this a realistic simulation and it’s the only part that I’m a bit skeptical of if Disney will in fact be able to pull it off, but we’ll have to wait and see.
That’s it so far for our Star Wars Hotel construction update, but keep checking back as we’ll be posting more photos soon…
Still no date for the opening, but the construction is moving at a rapid pace and it should be ready for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World. It looks like we are expecting a Spring/Summer 2021 opening, but it’s still so far away that anything can happen. We’ll keep you updated as soon as we have more info…
Stay tuned for more construction updates on the Star Wars Hotel.
Also make sure to check out our Walt Disney World Construction Updates post for more progress on all the projects going on around Disney World as we continue to bring you the latest!
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- What features should be included?
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