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That ‘real’ Disney lightsaber? You’ll never get to touch it

I’ve some horrible information: Disney has confirmed you’ll never get to strive the “actual” retractable lightsaber whose very existence, subsequent reveal, and patented design made us giddy again in April and Could of this 12 months.

Whereas the unbelievable disappearing lightsaber reproduction will certainly characteristic at Disney’s new Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser lodge — a Westworld-esque expertise for the very rich the place stays price upwards of $4,800 and but is already bought out for its first four months — GameSpot and IGN report that Disney gained’t be letting you touch that lightsaber for your self.

“Sadly, that lightsaber isn’t for company to use or buy. It’s strictly to be used by the performers,” writes IGN.

“Trowbridge confirmed in a bunch interview that company will never truly use that lightsaber, however that it might be a part of the Galactic Starcruiser expertise,” says GameSpot.

Lame.

Your multi-thousand greenback ticket does embrace some lightsaber coaching, although! GameSpot continues:

As a substitute, you may be given what appears like a high-end, but slimmed-down lightsaber reproduction with a hard and fast blade. You energy it up and the entire sounds and vibrations you’ll count on are there, however in case you stroll in anticipating to get to play with the brand new one Disney has developed, let this function a warning.

Right here’s IGN once more:

The session includes utilizing the offered lightsabers to deflect laser beams fired by a wall-mounted coaching distant. It begins off gradual, letting you get a really feel for a way it works, after which it ramps up to Jedi degree the place you’re Compelled to block assaults with out even seeing the lasers. The lightsaber used on this exercise feels about on par with a Power FX lightsaber, although it is a tad shorter, however it’s solely meant to be used for lightsaber coaching and gained’t be accessible on the market.

Right here’s some idea artwork for that and different experiences Disney needs to supply within the Galactic Starcruiser — it doesn’t seem to have let IGN, GameSpot or another shops {photograph} the precise expertise, although you’ll be able to learn extra about at these supply hyperlinks.

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You may also discover some photos of latest merch accessible on the lodge at StarWars.com.

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