- Earlier this year, Josh D’Amaro, Chairman, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, gave those in the media a sneak peek at the “real” lightsaber in the virtual event “A Special Look Inside Disney Parks.”
- Since then, Disney and Star Wars fans wondered when they would be able to see the lightsaber in action.
- A video showcasing Rey using the lightsaber has finally been released to celebrate May the 4th.
- In the short clip, Rey is shown turning around with a new hilt, as she activates it like magic.
- The video is part of a tease for the new Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser experience that will be opening up for Guests in 2022. Guests staying at the Galactic Starcruiser will be the first to see this new lightsaber in action, created by Walt Disney Imagineering Research and Development.
- Walt Disney Imagineering posted the following on Instagram: “Pushing the boundaries of the guest experience, this new technology enables live-action Disney performers to create a lightsaber moment never seen outside of films or shows.”
- Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser at Walt Disney World Resort will take Guests to a galaxy far, far away for an all-immersive, two-night vacation experience.