Star Wars hotel, Guardians coaster, and Mickey and Minnie’s railway news from D23 Expo Japan

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Star Wars hotel concept art

Disney Parks Blog shared some more information tonight on future attractions and the new Star Wars-themed resort hotel coming to Walt Disney World, including a couple of opening dates.

We still don’t know when the Star Wars hotel will be open, so don’t call your travel agent just yet, but Disney is using some interesting new language in describing its location, which is that it will be “seamlessly connected” to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

As described at D23 Expo in Anaheim last summer, every window in the hotel will have “a view into space,” and with this new video, we have a better idea of what kind of action might be shown.

Over at Epcot, it looks like we’re getting a true thrill ride with the forthcoming Guardians of the Galaxy-themed attraction. Disney has confirmed that the ride is not only a roller coaster, but it will be one of the world’s longest enclosed coasters. The attraction will be open in time for Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary in 2021.

Mickey and Minnies RunawayRailway concept art

Finally, we have an official opening year for Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway. The new two-and-a-half-D attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will open in 2019. We’re also seeing for the first time what the right vehicle will look like with that train in the image above. With Goofy leading the way I’m sure nothing can go wrong…right?

With the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, it’s a huge understatement to say that 2019 will be a big year at Hollywood Studios.