Disney has unveiled something they’ve been working on for a while: a real-life, working lightsaber.
As part of the many reveals on May the 4th a.k.a. Star Wars Day, Disney Parks released the first video of this glorious play weapon in action.
The saber will be part of Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, a new Star Wars attraction coming to Disney World in 2022 that seeks to fully immerse guests in the galaxy far, far away by putting them aboard the Halcyon starcruiser for a multi-day story experience.
Attendees will be able to see characters, like Rey, wield the new lightsaber, which was created by Walt Disney Imagineering to “create dramatic in-person moments previously only seen in films or shows,” a description reads.
Guests’ overall experiences at the Galactic Starcruiser will differ depending on the choices they make and which activities to pursue. Characters aboard include “the starcruiser’s strong and charismatic captain, the ship’s plucky mechanic, heroes of the Resistance,” and more.
According to a press release, Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will have a special hub for guests to learn the ancient ways of the lightsaber and face off against a training remote.