Star Wars hotel for Disney theme parks


Star Wars fans rejoice - an immersive Star Wars hotel is coming soon to Walt Disney's theme parks.

Walt Disney World Resort in Florida will build the out-of-this-world hotel where guests can live out a multi-day adventure within the intergalactic universe of the Star Wars film franchise, parks and resorts Chairman Bob Chapek told the Disney's annual D23 fan convention in Southern California on Saturday.

Two new Star Wars themed lands coming to Disneyland in Anaheim, California and Orlando, Florida, will be called Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, he said.

A model concept of the expansive new lands was unveiled on Thursday, showing pavilions set in rough, rocky terrain and uneven buildings that will house attractions. The lands will include a Millennium Falcon ride.

Disney plans to open a Star Wars land first in its California park and then in Florida in 2019. At 5.5 hectares each, they will be the largest-ever single-themed land expansions, Disney said.

Theme parks, Disney's second-largest division, posted $US1.9 billion ($A2.4 billion) in operating income for the six months ended April 1, according to its latest earnings report.

Disney has been investing in new attractions at its US theme parks as it faces competition from Comcast Corp's Universal Studios.

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Image: Jonathan Olley/Lucasfilm-Disney via AP

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