First Footage of Disney’s Realistic, Retractable Lightsaber Revealed | IGN

Disney has finally shared footage of its realistic, retractable lightsaber that will make its debut alongside the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser hotel/experience at Walt Disney World in 2022.

Revealed by Disney Parks as part of Star Wars Day celebrations, this lightsaber, which was teased last month, will be seen by those who take the two-night adventure aboard Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. While Disney hasn’t confirmed these will be available for purchase, it does promise guests will be “the first to see it in action – along with so much more.”

You can see it in action below!

Disney also gave more details on Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, which will begin with guests entering a special Launch Pod that will offer a virtual view of space as they approach the “massive and magnificent Halcyon starcruiser.”

When they arrive on the starcruiser, guests will be able to “interact with an eclectic group of characters both familiar and new, possibly including the starcruiser’s strong and charismatic captain, a plucky ship’s mechanic and a galactic superstar who can captivate an entire room with the crook of one jewel-encrusted purple Twi’lek finger.”

This superstar will be a featured performer at one of the dining experiences known as the Crown of Corellia Dining Room, and you can see concept art for it in the slideshow below. For those unfamiliar, Corellia is the home of both Han Solo and the Millennium Falcon. This dining room will offer breakfast and lunch to passengers before “transitioning each evening into a lavish multi-course menu of both otherworldly and familiar origins.”

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Guests will also be able to “train in the ancient ways of the lightsaber,” learn about the “inner workings of the Halcyon starcruiser,” and even take a trip to Batuu (Galaxy’s Edge) during their adventure.

When Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser opens in 2022, it will transport you to a galaxy far, far away to bring you 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 a special, limited-time treat for those able to get to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, a model of the Halcyon starcruiser is on display inside Walt Disney Presents.

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