Disney unveiled several exciting bits of news for LODGING destinations at the D23 Expo 2017. From immersive experiences promised at an upcoming Star Wars-themed hotel at Walt Disney World Resort to a new Riviera-themed Disney Vacation Club resort, plus a New York themed hotel in Paris and more ships coming to the Disney Cruise Line.
Staying in style will become even easier with these latest announcements.
Star Wars-themed hotel
Among the announcements were projects that infuse even more exciting experiences for resort hotel guests in ways that are only possible at Disney. Chapek confirmed previously rumored ambitious plans to create the most experiential concept in lodging ever with 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. Think Westworld (but the human actors are still humans) and you’ll start to understand the general idea here.
Live your own dedicated multi-day adventure where, from the second you leave earth aboard your starship, you’ll find a world full of characters and stories that unfold all around during the multi-day voyage. You’ll live like an active member of that galaxy — with opportunity to be properly attired.
Every window in the resort will offer views into SPACE. You are no longer on earth, you are most assuredly in a galaxy far, far away.
Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel
Adding to the immersive resort hotel slate, Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel at Disneyland Paris will transport guests to the action-packed world of Super Heroes, including Iron Man, The Avengers, Spider-Man and more. Guests will be able to explore the Marvel Universe through its comic art, films, Super Hero costumes and more, displayed in the style of a contemporary art gallery.
Disney Riviera Resort
Leading up to the July 17 opening of Copper Creek Villas & Cabins, Chapek also announced the proposed 15th Disney Vacation Club property, Disney Riviera Resort, coming to Walt Disney World Resort near Epcot.
A rooftop restaurant with views of the nighttime spectaculars at both Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Disney Cruise Line to Double the Size of its Fleet by 2023
Chapek surprised the crowd by announcing that Disney Cruise Line will add one more ship in its expansion to take family cruise vacations to a whole new level. Joining the other two new ships that were announced just last year, all three ships will be powered by one of the cleanest-burning fuels available, liquefied natural gas.
When all three ships are completed by 2023, Disney Cruise Line will have nearly doubled the size of the fleet.
More to See!
We were at the D23 Expo 2017 the entire weekend with plenty to see! Check it all out by clicking below!