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    For it to be a fully immersive experience, it will have to be limited in the number of guests per "show" (since that's what this really is), and has to have a tightly controlled environment - otherwise there will be too many variables in play to control the story line for each guest. I fully expect that Magic Band technology will be used to monitor guest's movements and provide for "chance encounters" with the CM actors. It'll be more than a standard MB and be part of the costume.

    This is not going to be just a themed hotel. Is literally a stage, and the guests are the players (yes, that was a Shakespere reference).

    Because of this, I expect the hotel to be small (at least have a small number of guest rooms - the play area(s) could be quite extensive), and restricted to guests only. If it's a 2 day experience, everyone arrives on the same morning, and the experience begins later that afternoon. Everyone leaves at the same time, the rooms and sets are reset and the next set of players come in. They might set it up so the hotel has multiple self contained areas where different sets of players are having different adventures starting on different days (group 1 starts on Monday, group 2 on Tuesday, and there's a third area so that one area is being cleaned/reset every day.)

    if they build this on the outskirts of Star Wars: Galxay's Edge, it could have is own private (secret) entrance into the park and the adventures can continue there as well. SW:GE has already been announced as going to be highly immersive on its own with CMs in full costume. Hotel guests on an adventure in SW:GE probably wouldn't even be noticed by the regular guests. And just think of the after hours possibilities!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BriarRose0708 View Post
    I don't see myself signing up for any Westworld-like experience at Disney. I am sure my husband would like it, so if he wants to drop over $1000 to stay here, I'll check myself into the Grand Floridian and relax while he plays dress up. Technology like this, and the price tags that accompany, cross a line for me. It's just not how I like to vacation or travel.
    Exactly what I was thinking. It'll be like Westworld. I totally agree with you, as well. It's not something I'm interested in. Costumes? WAY too much pressure for me. I just want to relax and be anonymous, while on vacation.

    It'll be interesting to see if they really get rid of the hotel class system and how they'll present it all, if they do. I don't know if, after the many years of Disney vacations under my belt, I'll personally be able to adapt to the deluxe resorts and the value resorts being all on the same level. The deluxe will always be deluxe, in my mind...and the values will always be values.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrerGnat View Post
    I'm fairly certain that this hotel will have its own separate booking section on the website where the whole thing is explained and you consent to what the experience entails. It's not going to just pop up as an option with all the other resorts.



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    At the cost of probably 800-1000/night (i'm guessing) , I bet there will be several people who don't realize the full nature of the park. How many really read those kinds of details? As proof, how many people try to bring drinks, not take off their shoes, etc when you are going through Orlando airport?

    Sounds like an interesting idea. I have zero interest. Now if I could rent the UP house, now we are talking
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    To follow along on Natalie's comment, it would surprise me if this experience even shows up as a resort option. They're not selling hotel rooms here, they're selling an experience that happens to include overnight accommodations.

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    OK, as a 3-day all immersive thing I get it. Kinda like the NASA Space Camp for adults in Huntsville (which I'm absolutely going to do). Star Wars uber-fans will love this. Pair it with a week of "normal" Disney vacation on the front or back end, and it would be quite the experience! So, what is the actual pricing for this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by brad192 View Post
    OK, as a 3-day all immersive thing I get it. Kinda like the NASA Space Camp for adults in Huntsville (which I'm absolutely going to do). Star Wars uber-fans will love this. Pair it with a week of "normal" Disney vacation on the front or back end, and it would be quite the experience! So, what is the actual pricing for this?
    I have heard $650 per adult per night, $250 per child per night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrerGnat View Post
    I have heard $650 per adult per night, $250 per child per night.

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    Really? That's just nuts! Almost $2000 for three days? I'll pass, thank you. My last trip to WDW was 10 days, and it cost lees than that. Heck, Space Camp (3 days) costs less than 1 day of this overpriced thing. Yet another reason my loyalty to Disney is waning fast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DizneyFreak2002 View Post
    There will no longer be classes for hotels... That is going away...
    Huh? There will still need to be cheaper hotels and expensive hotels, no one is going to pay Poly prices for ASM.

    Are they just changing the categories?

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    My family and I have zero interest in Star Wars - one reason Hollywood Studios will be a half day park for us. And we definitely won't be staying at this new hotel - especially at the price they'll be charging!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony007 View Post
    Huh? There will still need to be cheaper hotels and expensive hotels, no one is going to pay Poly prices for ASM.

    Are they just changing the categories?
    Rumor is that hotels will be classified based on location. MK area, Epcot area, Disney Springs area, etc.

    Obviously there will be different pricing depending on the resort amenities and room sizes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrerGnat View Post
    Rumor is that hotels will be classified based on location. MK area, Epcot area, Disney Springs area, etc.

    Obviously there will be different pricing depending on the resort amenities and room sizes.

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    So like the way the magical express classifies the resorts.

    As for the Stars Wars Experience, I'm not sure people are understanding. If you do this experience, you are not travelling to the parks (except DHS). Your entertainment IS the experience. Not my thing, but if it was $650 a day sounds about right for room, costume, food, and experience. Not cheap, but not over the top.

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    Kinda like those murder mystery dinner experiences.


    I think w/ SW land, everything else, I think the room rates are really going to be increased.. So, I think the idea of moderates will fade out. There new reclassification I think will allow them to more easily sneak in substantially higher prices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by texas211 View Post
    Kinda like those murder mystery dinner experiences.


    I think w/ SW land, everything else, I think the room rates are really going to be increased.. So, I think the idea of moderates will fade out. There new reclassification I think will allow them to more easily sneak in substantially higher prices.
    Yep. Especially when 2 of the moderates and two values will be part of the gondola transportation system...

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