For Disney, the entertainment doesn't end when you leave their theme parks: a patent filed today by Disney revealed that the company is working on a “Multimedia System for Transforming Any Room Into A Show Room.” The patent documents emphasized hotel rooms in their descriptions of how the system would be used, suggesting that Disney resorts like Walt Disney World‘s upcoming Star Warts hotel could feature immersive technology that takes an ordinary hotel room to the next level with interactive storytelling techniques.
“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,” the patent said.
Disney has already said that the Star Wars hotel promises to be its most immersive hotel experience yet.
According to Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek, the new hotel would be seamlessly connected to the Hollywood Studios' Star Wars: Galaxy Edge, a new land slated to open in 2019.
BEST DEAL ALERT! Disney World HOTEL and TICKETS Bundle and save when you book both your Disney World hotel and tickets through our recommended travel agent. They guarantee the lowest prices through price match for our readers and their customer service is 10/10. Book now >
“This first-of-its-kind resort will combine luxury with complete immersion into an authentic Star Wars story,” the Disney Parks blog said. “Guests’ journey through space will start when everyone departs together for a multiday Stars Wars adventure by boarding a starship alive with characters and stories that unfold all around them during a voyage through the galaxy.”
Animated renderings of the Star Warts hotel rooms also reveal that each room will feature a viewing window looking directly into space — it seems likely that Walt Disney World would take their hotel to the next level with multimedia interactive experiences.
Although the patent is no guarantee that the technology will be used in Disney resorts, the company is already taking a creative approach to developing hotel endeavors that go beyond being just a place to sleep — for Disney, staying in a Disney Hotel is an attraction of its own.
Plan your next Disney Vacation!
MickeyVisit.com has the planning guide content you need to make your next visit to Walt Disney World unforgettable. Subscribe to our FREE Deals newsletter and get the latest discounts for your trip.
- How to Find Discount Disney World Tickets
- When to Visit Disney World 2018
- Cheapest Hotels Near Disney World 2018
- How to Use Lyft and Uber Disney World 2018
- Review of Every Disney World Character Dining
Disclosure: We have used all the products recommended on Mickey Visit. We may receive compensation when you click on links to some products featured.