Check out Disney and Lucasfilm’s new and improved lightsaber

05 May 2021 / 13:44 H.

Star Wars fans get to see Disney and Lucasfilm’s much-hyped “real” lightsaber in action soon. The brand new lightsaber design was revealed courtesy of a promo for Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser at Walt Disney World Resort.

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is a two-night, all-immersive vacation experience in which guests board a starcruiser-like hotel and live like they’re in the Star Wars universe. The hotel is slated to launch in 2022 after getting delayed due to the pandemic.

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser at Walt Disney Resort
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser at Walt Disney Resort

The promo video features a young woman dressed as Rey from the sequel trilogy with her back facing the viewer. She then turns around and ignites the new lightsaber which shoots upwards in a smooth glide, just like a real lightsaber should.

“Yes, that’s a new type of lightsaber Rey is holding in her hand, created by Walt Disney Imagineering Research and Development,“ Disney wrote on the Disney Parks Blog.

“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.”

This new lightsaber is the most realistic replicas to date. The prototype was first teased in April during the virtual ‘A Special Look Inside Disney Parks’ event. It’s said that the technology used to build the lightsaber take cues from a measuring tape.

While it’ll be a long time before any of us can fly there to see it all, we’ll have to make do by replaying the video above over and over.

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