Another checkbox ticked off for the Star Wars franchise – it’s inspired an entire Disney resort. Chairman of Walt Disney’s Park & Resorts, Bob Chapek, dropped something of a proton bomb last week by announcing a “100% immersive” Star Wars-themed resort, and boy does it sound like a good idea.
“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,” Chapek said at the D23 Expo 2017. Accompanying the spiel were mockups that look like a scene right out of the movies.
That may look out of this world, but it’s no bluff; every window in the resort will look out into “space”, an illusion to be generated by monitors, of course.
For the parent whose childhood was defined by the epic space opera, this looks like a great chance to dive into an adventure you can enjoy as much as your children. Franchise fans without younglings are going to have the time of their lives too – imagine the photo opps and potential for cosplay and roleplay while on the equivalent of a Star Wars movie set.
The resort will be situated in Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida. An estimated date of completion has not been given yet, but for reference, when the accompanying 14-acre “Star Wars Land” opens in 2019, itwill have taken four years to build. Launching this resort concurrently does sound only logical.