I’ve some horrible information: Disney has confirmed you’ll by no means get to attempt the “real” retractable lightsaber whose very existence, subsequent reveal, and patented design made us giddy again in April and Might of this yr.

Whereas the unimaginable disappearing lightsaber duplicate will certainly function at Disney’s new Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser lodge — a Westworld-esque expertise for the very rich the place stays value upwards of $4,800 and but is already offered out for its first four months — GameSpot and IGN report that Disney received’t be letting you contact that lightsaber for your self.

“Unfortunately, that lightsaber isn’t for guests to use or purchase. It’s strictly for use by the performers,” writes IGN.

“Trowbridge confirmed in a group interview that guests will never actually use that lightsaber, but that it will be part of the Galactic Starcruiser experience,” says GameSpot.


Your multi-thousand greenback ticket does embrace some lightsaber coaching, although. GameSpot continues:

As a substitute, you may be given what appears like a high-end, but slimmed-down lightsaber duplicate with a set blade. You energy it up and all the sounds and vibrations you’d count on are there, however in case you stroll in anticipating to get to play with the brand new one Disney has developed, let this function a warning.

Right here’s IGN once more:

The session entails utilizing the offered lightsabers to deflect laser beams fired by a wall-mounted coaching distant. It begins off gradual, letting you get a really feel for the way it works, after which it ramps as much as Jedi stage the place you’re Compelled to dam assaults with out even seeing the lasers. The lightsaber used on this exercise feels about on par with a Drive FX lightsaber, although it’s a tad shorter, nevertheless it’s solely meant for use for lightsaber coaching and received’t be obtainable on the market.

Right here’s some idea artwork for that and different experiences Disney needs to supply within the Galactic Starcruiser — it doesn’t seem to have let IGN, GameSpot or every other retailers {photograph} the precise expertise, although you’ll be able to learn extra about at these supply hyperlinks.

Disney/Lucasfilm Ltd.


Disney/Lucasfilm Ltd.

Disney/Lucasfilm Ltd.

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Disney/Lucasfilm Ltd.

You too can discover some footage of latest merch obtainable on the lodge at StarWars.com.


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