In honor of Star Wars Day, Disney is giving the public its first look at a “real” retractable lightsaber that was first teased by Parks, Experience and Products chairman Josh D’Amaro in April.
Ray can be heard in a 14-second teaser video saying “Light. Darkness. Balance,” a reference to the character’s quote from The last Jedi, as the lightsaber is lit.
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The company said in a blog post that the popular weapon will be seen in action, starting in 2022, when guests are transported from the world resort of Walt Disney in Orlando, Florida to a distant galaxy for two nights on the theme of the new Galactic Starcruiser Hotel in the park .
“Watching the lightsaber activate right in front of your eyes will be just one of the countless ways, from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave, you will be immersed in star Wars a story where your decisions and actions – or even the casual conversations you may have – determine how your personal journey will develop, ”says Disney.
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Guests will enter a special launch pad that will take them through hyperspace to the massive star cruiser Halcyon.
Once on board, guests will interact with a group of familiar and new Star Wars characters, including “the strong and charismatic star cruiser captain, an insidious ship mechanic and a galactic superstar who can capture an entire room with the jewel of an inlaid jewel.” purple Twi’lek finger. “
In addition to a themed dining experience, guests will have the opportunity to “train in the ancient ways of the lightsaber”.
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The teaser comes as Disney is working hard to expand its theme park offerings after being hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Disney reported an operating loss of $ 119 million for the Parks, Experiences and Products segment in the company’s last quarter, with revenue for the segment declining 53% to $ 3.6 billion, compared to $ 7.5 billion for the same period. a year ago.
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In addition to the Galactic Starcruiser Hotel, Walt Disney World has two new Epcot attractions, Rami’s Rami’s Adventure – based on his animated film “Ratatouille” and “Guardians of the Galaxy: A Space Rewind from Marvel’s Two Amazing Movies” as a night spectacular spectacle “Harmony”.
Marvel-themed land known as the Avengers Campus is also set to open on Disney’s California Adventure on June 4, while Mickey’s Runaway Railway will arrive at Disneyland in 2023. Disneyland reopened last week after a 13-month closure .
Although no details have been revealed about when and whether the new lightsabers will be released to the public, guests can now get a “plain” world sword at Star Wars theme park, Galaxy’s Edge, for $ 200.