Disney Unveils Real-Life Lightsaber Just In Time For Star Wars Day
Disney has unveiled something they’ve been working on for a while: a real-life, working lightsaber. Just in time for Star Wars Day! May the 4th Be With You if you get a chance to check out this saber.
Entertainment Weekly reports that the saber will be part of Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, a new Star Wars-themed luxury hotel coming to Disney World in 2022 that seeks to fully immerse guests in the galaxy far, far away by putting them aboard the Halcyon starcruiser for a multi-day story experience.
The media outlet reports that Disney Parks Chairman Josh D’Amaro revealed the saber during a parks preview in April, exclaiming, “It’s real!” However, no photos or video of the artifact were made available to the public until now.
Park attendees will be able to see characters, like Rey Skywalker, wield the new lightsaber, which was created by Walt Disney Imagineering to “create dramatic in-person moments previously only seen in films or shows,” a description reads.
Star Wars fans’ overall experiences at the Galactic Starcruiser will differ depending on the abundant choices they make and which activities to pursue. Characters aboard include “the starcruiser’s strong and charismatic captain, the ship’s plucky mechanic, heroes of the Resistance,” and more.
A press release also makes mention of a special hub for guests to “experience the traditional art of wielding a lightsaber and put your skills to the test,” facing off against a training remote.
“Light. Dark. A balance,” the Rey character says as she ignites her weapon in a teaser video, quoting Daisy Ridley’s character from The Last Jedi.
Watch the video below:
Another attraction part of the two-night all-immersive adventure includes The Bridge, where guests can operate the ship’s navigation and defense systems under the crew’s guidance.