Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is opening in Walt Disney World at the end of the month and there has been a lot of talk and speculation about Disney and how immersive the land really is.
If we fast forward a bit, a new Star Wars themed hotel, rumored to be called Star Wars: Galactic Journeys, is set to be a fully immersive experience. Even the windows will be screens that show “space.”
Think LARPing for a vacation. Guests will board a space cruiser from the Chandrila Star Line, and take a “trip” that keeps guests fully immersed in the Star Wars experience.
Part of that experience has been the rumored transport that will take guests to and from Batuu (Galaxy’s Edge.) WDWNT has just posed some concept art that might show what this “transport” really is.
If you were hoping for some high tech underground transport or something like that you will be disappointed. In true Walt Disney World fashion, it’s the transport of choice, a bus.
According to the concept art WDWNT has it’s a modified bus. With an enclosed area that keeps guests from seeing the outside world. The “window” will most likely be screens with videos of space, like the hotel room concept art shows.
Guests will board the “transport” via a “jet way” type loading platform and they will enter into this “immersive” chamber.
When seated the participants will face the screen for the short jaunt to the new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge area.
Of course it’s all concept art and rumor right now. I am curious to see how it pans out with Disney apparently worried about attendance and revenue right now. Hopefully they don’t cut corners as this special 2-day/ 3-night journey is rumored to end up with a hefty price tag.
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