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Disney offers a new “Star Wars” lightsaber


Disney Parks Chief Josh D’Amaro threw a “real” lightsaber at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.

Launched as part of the studio’s high-profile Galatic Starcruiser Hotel Experience, “It’s a real ‘wow’ moment for our guests and for me.” As you can tell, I love throwing this stuff around as much as possible,” D’Amaro added.

The 52-year-old lit the saber and star wars fans immediately recognized the hissing sound of the laser sound, which spread out.

“It was a tough project,” said Leslie Evans, head of Disney Imagineering, adding, “It wasn’t easy. But it was so worth it.”

“Because as you can see, it’s a way of feeling like you’re in the movie. It’s such an iconic moment,” Evans added.

Force fans are split on the “real” saber.

“Neat,” one user joked. “The handle is too bulky and the blade is too short, so unfortunately you won’t be allowed to release it, but keep up the great work!”

“Really my ***,” another commented.

“Don’t worry, StarWars is dead,” said a third.

However, one fan swooned, saying, “God, I never wanted anything SO much.”

Meanwhile, Disney is selling lightsaber collectibles, which cost over $200.

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