"You Want This Don't You?" A Working Lightsaber!
What do we want more than a real-life hoverboard from Back to the Future or a phaser from Star Trek? Well it's a real-life lightsaber of course. Star Wars fans will get to experience a lightsaber which to be honest, from the teaser trailer below is the closest we've got yet to a Jedi's favourite weapon. No news yet on when and if we can purchase one but guests who visit the all new all-immersive Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, a two-night vacation experience that goes beyond anything Disney has ever created before will be able to get their hands (mechanical or real) on one, but not until 2022.
The new experience will see guests staying at a starcruiser hotel and for two days will be totally immersed in all things Star Wars. You won't feel like being on Earth but a galaxy far, far away.
Over on the Disney Parks blog we are told:
"Yes, that’s a new type of lightsaber Rey is holding in her hand, created by Walt Disney Imagineering Research and Development," Disney shared 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."
(I think I've figured out how these new lightsabers work but I'm not spoiling it. Still very cool though. What I do know is not to look at the barrel-end when switching on. You have been warned! - Rob)
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