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May the 4th: ‘Real’ Lightsabers Revealed by Disney

Walt Disney World has some pretty big plans on the horizon for their “Star Wars” themed hotel. Today on May the 4th, the House of Mouse teased what they’re calling “real” lightsabers! In a video posted to the park’s social media channels, we see a lovely cast member dressed as Rey. She turns slowly, and we see her holding a lightsaber. It fires up, and we see why Obi Wan called it an elegant weapon.

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According to the official Disney Parks Blog:


Yes, that’s a new type of lightsaber Rey is holding in her hand, created by Walt Disney Imagineering Research and Development. Guests who experience Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will be the first to see it in action – along with so much more – starting in 2022 when this amazing new two-night adventure debuts. Watching that lightsaber activate right before your eyes will be just one of the countless ways that, from the moment you arrive to the moment you depart, you’ll be plunged into a Star Wars story where your decisions and actions – or even the casual conversations you may have – determine how your personal journey unfolds.

As your journey continues, you’ll have the opportunity to train in the ancient ways of the lightsaber, learn more about the inner workings of the Halcyon starcruiser and even jump on a transport to the planet Batuu to further your adventure inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. This isn’t storytelling – it’s storyliving, where you’ll see, feel and live Star Wars in a whole new way.


Opening in 2022, Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., will invite guests aboard the Halcyon starcruiser, known throughout the galaxy for its impeccable service and exotic destinations. One onboard activity will invite guests to wield a lightsaber while facing off against a training remote. (© Disney © & TM Lucasfilm)

We do know that back in 2017, Disney patented their “working” lightsaber plans.

We can’t freaking wait to see what the Galactic Star Cruiser experience aboard the Halcyon will be like.

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