It sounds incredible, and while there were no camera’s allowed it appears that the magicians at Disney have somehow cracked it and created a working lightsaber. Attractions Magazine looks closer at this breakthrough, which could be seen at Galactic Starcruiser, in the lightsaber training remote experience or other parts of the park.

As the presentation was winding down, D’Amaro appeared in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland park, teasing viewers that more is to come from the Disney Parks and said that fans “never know” what they’ll come up with next, before showing something that we all didn’t see coming: D’Amaro pulled out a lightsaber emitter, similar to those you would purchase from Galaxy’s Edge, turned it on, and a true-to-life, just-like-the-movies lightsaber blade rose up — before cheekily adding, “It’s real.”

Disney previously filed a patent for a “Sword device with retractable, internally illuminated blade” in 2017, and this seems to be our first real glimpse at that technology in action. The portion of the video in which the lightsaber was demonstrated went by quickly, so it is difficult to say just what it’s made of or how exactly it works.

There is sure to be more to this breakthrough news, and we’ll bring it here as soon as we are able.

Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy (Book II: Greater Good) (Star Wars: The Ascendancy Trilogy)
  • Hardcover Book
  • Zahn, Timothy (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 432 Pages - 04/27/2021 (Publication Date) - Del Rey (Publisher)