Construction is continuing to move ahead on the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser hotel at Walt Disney World. New aerial photos show the addition of a large berm by the hotel and updates to the arrival experience.
First, let’s take a look at the berm that will conceal the majority of the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser hotel from guests.
Aerial overview of Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser (hotel). A berm recently added at arrow. Seems to be vegetation starting where a forest will be transplanted to hide the show building and cabins. Guests to see only the Porte Cochère and the themed tall wall. pic.twitter.com/RL79M8Gqcz— bioreconstruct (@bioreconstruct) December 5, 2020
Landscaping should hide the bulk of the hotel both from the road and from guests arriving for an immersive Star Wars experience.
Looking at the side of the building, the “dock” for transportation is starting to take shape.
Aerial view of where shuttles between Batuu and Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser (hotel) will dock. Top left. If you've ridden Rise of the Resistance you know how convincing immersive travel between Batuu and a ship can be. pic.twitter.com/h6GgoXEUfq— bioreconstruct (@bioreconstruct) December 5, 2020
It’s believed guests will board “ships” (themed busses that will mimic a starship journey) to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Think of it as a port adventure to Batuu to use a cruise ship analogy.
Taking a wider view of the area, a parking lot is notably absent from the site.
Aerial photos of Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser (hotel). Once checked in and transported up to the ship, the guests will convincingly be in the Star Wars timeline for 2 days of adventure. Excursions to Batuu available. pic.twitter.com/zGQgWNoI1V— bioreconstruct (@bioreconstruct) December 5, 2020
Disney may elect to have guests park at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in their expanded lot when staying at the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser hotel. Specific details on the arrival experience haven’t been outlined by Disney at this time.
The Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser hotel is currently scheduled to open in 2021.