Back in April, Disney filed permits for what was thought to be the new Star Wars-themed hotel planned for Walt Disney World Resort. The permits for “Project H” showed the plot of land being prepared for construction was located adjacent to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Today Disney confirmed that this plot of land will indeed be used for the Star Wars-themed resort.
Here is the post from Disney Parks Blog:
Today we are happy to share the location of this exciting addition, which is currently under development on the south side of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, just east of World Drive. This location will allow the experience to be seamlessly connected to the highly-anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, enabling guests to fully immerse themselves in the story of Star Wars.
This experience stands out among all of our destinations around the globe. Families visiting this destination will board a starship that comes alive with characters and stories that unfold all around them during their voyage through the galaxy – and every cabin window has views of space! Guests visiting the multi-day adventure will also be welcome to participate as a resident of the Galaxy by dressing in Star Wars-inspired attire.
Guests who attended Star Wars: Galactic Nights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios this past weekend were treated to a nice surprise when Disney Parks Blog’s story editor, Margaret Kerrison, shared for the first time that the name of the village of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is called Black Spire Outpost. She also shared some of the history behind the name and how this village is closely associated with the geological formations that surround it.
The largest settlement on the planet Batuu, Black Spire Outpost is an infamous stop for traders, adventurers, and smugglers traveling around the Outer Rim and Wild Space. Off the beaten path, this outpost has become a haven for the galaxy’s most colorful — and notorious — characters. Widely known for the petrified remains of its once towering ancient trees, the spires now stand guard across the river valleys and plains and have long captured the imagination of travelers to this planet. To the first settlers, these petrified spires became more than just landmarks; they became the heart of the outpost itself.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is set to open at Disneyland Resort in summer 2019 and at Walt Disney World Resort in late fall 2019.