Disney Files Patent Assumed for Themed Star Wars Resort at Walt Disney World

It was previously announced that Walt Disney World intends to open a fully immersive Star Wars themed resort within Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  This new resort is expected to tie into Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the new themed land set to open at the theme park in 2019.  Disney posted a patent that appears to be related to the development for this new Star Wars resort.  The patent is titled:   “Multimedia System for Transforming Any Room Into a Show Environment.”  The patent is a system that allows any room to be converted into a completely immersive experience for guests.

Here is some of the detail from the document:

There are many settings where it is desirable to provide in-room entertainment to make people’s stay in that room or space more enjoyable. These spaces may range from waiting areas (e.g., airport and other transportation staging areas, health and other service waiting rooms, and so on) to hotel rooms to a room in someone’s home, and each of these spaces may be considered a “room” in this description. To date, the types of entertainment provided in these spaces or “in-room” has been quite limited. For example, hotel rooms have long been rather generic environments distinguished from each other mainly by their furnishings, decor, the hotel’s location, and out-of-room amenities provided in the hotel or its grounds. Conventional thinking in the hotel industry has been that it is desirable to make their guest very comfortable while they sleep but to otherwise encourage their guests to leave their room to partake in entertaining activities such as shopping and dining on-site or elsewhere in a resort or nearby city.

This new system would actually use a variety of different devices to tell the story and create the full immersive experience for guests.  This could include lighting devices, fans, projectors, sound, etc. This type of immersive design and experience could be applied to any of the amazing movies and character themes, but we assume that the first introduction of this technology will be to create the Star Wars resort.  If this application is successful, it is very possible that we could see this technology used in other resorts around Walt Disney World or other Disney resorts around the globe.

Photo and Source Credit: United States Patent and Trademark Office


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I am a long time Disney addict! This love began as a child and stayed with me in my teen years. I completed the Disney College Program, was engaged and honeymooned at Disney, visited WDW while pregnant with each of our two boys, and have brought our boys since they were babies (they are now 5 and 2). We have over 10 Disney World vacations under our belt. Our recent adventure was a big move from St. Louis, MO to Florida! We knew that we needed more Disney magic that just a couple times of year, and we worked hard to make it happen! Now we hit the parks almost every weekend! We are working to dine at every location, experience every attraction and look for every hidden Mickey! We want to be able to say that we have one it all! We are branching into the Cruise Line and are planning a trip to Disneyland in California next year. To say that we are Disney addicts may be an understatement. When I am not at WDW with my family, I am reading Disney blogs and news, crafting (usually Disney décor for our home), planning Disney vacations for others or working on my dissertation for my doctoral program. I am a Project Manager by profession, so I have mastered fitting everything into a tight schedule! We feel we lead an exciting life where we get to spend a lot of time together doing what we love! I love being able to this love and Disney magic with everyone else so that others can make the most of whatever time they get to have at the most magical place on earth!