Disney hotel offers Star Wars adventure
AN IMMERSIVE hotel, a new Ratatouille attraction and the first Mickey Mouse ride are just some of the high-profile features coming soon to Walt Disney’s theme parks, it was revealed at the weekend.
Walt Disney World Resort, in Florida, US, will house the hotel at which guests can live out a multi-day adventure inside the intergalactic universe of Walt Disney parks and resorts chairman Bob Chapek told the company’s annual D23 fan convention in California.
Two new themed lands coming to Disneyland in Anaheim, California, and Orlando, Florida, will be called Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, he said.
A model concept showed pavilions set in rough, rocky terrain and the buildings that will house attractions.
The lands will include a Millennium Falcon ride.
Theme parks, Disney’s
‘ Blast off in the Millennium Falcon or ride with Mickey
second-biggest division, posted $1.9-billion (about R24.8-billion) in operating income for the six months ended April 1.
Disney has been investing in new attractions at its US theme parks as it faces competition from Comcast’s Universal Studios.
In May, Disney opened a land based on at the Animal Kingdom park in Orlando, and a ride based on Marvel’s
at California Adventure, in Anaheim.
Florida’s Walt Disney World will introduce the firstever ride starring company mascot Mickey Mouse.
Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railroad will allow guests to enter an animated adventure with the characters. —