During the Destination D23 event this morning, Disney Parks Chairman showed off the Lightsaber Training experience onboard the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser hotel experience coming to Walt Disney World in March 2022. During the sneak peek, guests saw D’Amaro attempt to line up his Lightsaber with a laser light emitted from the wall. Here’s a look at the experience.
Of note is that D’Amaro did not use the “real” Lightsaber that features a retractable blade. The blade that was attached to the Lightsaber during the experience appeared to be similar to the Lightsabers that are available to purchase in the Disney Parks. The blade is not retractable but lights up when a button is pressed.
It’s unclear if guests will ever be able to handle the “real” Lightsaber, which will be exclusive to the Galactic Starcruiser experience, or if it will simply be for show.
Here’s an animated gif of the “real” Lightsaber that Disney has previously shared.
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Hotel
Guests will arrive at the hotel like any other hotel, but it’s billed as something unlike anything else built by Disney. The adventure begins when you arrive at the Galactic Starcruiser Terminal at Walt Disney World and check in for your two-night experience.
Once you’ve checked into the hotel, you’ll board a launch pod where you’ll blast off into space and rendezvous with the Halcyon, the ship you’ll spend the next 2-nights aboard. Through windows above, you’ll see yourself leave the real world behind as you jump to hyperspace and draw closer and closer to the Halcyon.
When the Launch Pod docks with the Halcyon and the airlock opens, you will step into the ship’s main deck Atrium to begin your journey through a galaxy far, far away.
A visit aboard the Halcyon becomes a multi-day story that interweaves with members of the crew, other passengers, familiar Star Wars characters, and an excursion to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Visiting the starcruiser’s Bridge to learn about ship systems and how to operate them, including navigation and defense – skills that may come in handy during a journey through this adventure-filled galaxy.
Other areas within the ship include the Engineering Room, where guests can sneak into a crew-only area of the ship and discover the inner workings.
Guests can also complete lightsaber training! Wielding a lightsaber while facing off against a training remote, where you may discover your own connection with the Force.
Of course, it’s not going to all be action. There will be time to head to the The Sublight Lounge – an inviting retreat for passengers of all ages.
Guests will also be able to experience luxurious meals – included with your stay in the main restaurant. At night, guests might even be treated to an otherworldly dinner show.
Every window in the Halcyon – including those in each cabin – has a view of the galaxy beyond, with ever-changing vistas as the ship progresses from place to place.
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