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With the coronavirus affecting businesses worldwide it’s no surprise that the day-to-day operations of companies including those within the red line of Disney parks are equally affected. We reported a few weeks back that Savi’s Workshop was altering the way it offered its services, with legacy lightsabers now available rather than the touch-heavy, build your own options and now a new report has landed that asks whether there’s more going on here than meets the eye with an Equity dispute.

When Galaxy’s Edge reopened on July 15th, “Star Wars Land” was mostly the same. Sure, social distancing measures were in place to keep guests and local Batuuans safe, but the experiences were largely unchanged with one large exception. Savi’s Workshop reopened but as a glorified basement extension of Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities, selling legacy lightsabers.

While this change has made Dok-Ondar’s easier to experience in an era of social distancing, it has disappointed many fans. Sure, going into the famed workshop to get a look around is fun, but the magic of the original experience is gone. We knew Disney was making the best of a bad situation, but not one fully caused by COVID-19. The on-going dispute with the Actor’s Equity Association is at the root of the issue.

It’s an interesting article and situation, one that hopefully weaves its way to a conclusion that works out for everyone.

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Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge: Traveler's Guide to Batuu
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