Disney Raises Price on Lightsaber Building Experience

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If there is one thing Guests at Disney can count on, it is that you will be spending a lot of money when you visit. Whether you are visiting Disney World, Disneyland, Tokyo Disney Resort, or really, any Disney Resort worldwide, each one constantly undergoes price hikes each year on things such as ticket prices and food, and at times, even some of the most expensive offerings can run your credit card higher than previously expected.

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If you are a Star Wars fan, Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge that has been added to both Disneyland Resort in Disneyland and the Walt Disney World Resort in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is likely one of your go-to spots when you visit on either coast. From getting to walk around Batuu, to seeing the Millennium Falcon come to life, to riding Rise of the Resistance, it truly is a Star Wars fan’s dream.

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Another amazing offering that Guests can find at both parks is Savi’s Workshop, where young Jedi’s can go to build their very own lightsaber, customized to them. Now, we can see that at Disney World, this fan-favorite 20-minute experience has jumped in price to $219.99 per lightsaber, which is $20.00 more than before. It should also be noted that the price increase begins immediately.

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Considering the lightsaber building session was already on the pricier side, it will be interesting to see if this price hike affects Guests wanting to make a reservation to enter Savi’s Workshop, especially when there are other things such as Oga’s Cantina and Ronto Roasters that have must-do and must-taste items and offerings which also cost money — and we are only talking one section of Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

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Disney describes the offering as:

Choose Your Path
Travel to Black Spire Outpost, where a group known as the “Gatherers” ushers you into a covert workshop packed with unusual parts, whimsical pieces and miscellaneous memorabilia collected from the far reaches of the galaxy.

Under their guidance, you can construct your very own lightsaber and bring it to life through the power of kyber crystals. Builders beware—you must protect the shop’s secrecy to avoid being discovered by the First Order!

Once your lightsaber is complete (purchase required!), you’ll be ready to embark on incredible new adventures—from the far reaches of Wild Space to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge!

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Below is the complete list of the types of lightsabers you can choose from!

Assemble Your Lightsaber

Meet one of Savi’s Gatherers outside his workshop, where you’ll choose one of 4 available hilt themes and receive a cloisonné pin to identify your selection. Themes include:

  • Peace and Justice
    Salvaged scraps from fallen Jedi temples and crashed starships in these Republic-era designs honor the galaxy’s former guardians.
  • Power and Control
    Originally forged by dark side warriors, this style features rumored remnants from the Sith homeworld and abandoned temples.
  • Elemental Nature
    This theme embodies the Force—an energy created by all living things, like Brylark trees, Cartusion whale bones and Rancor teeth.
  • Protection and Defense
    Hilt materials bear mysterious motifs and inscriptions that reconnect users with the ancient wellspring of the Force.
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The Gatherers will now help you select the heart of your lightsaber—the kyber crystal, which is available in red, blue, green or violet.

Next, begin assembling your hilt—parts will be provided based on your theme and cloisonné pin. Each box of parts includes:

  • 1 hilt
  • 4 sleeves (pick 2)
  • 2 emitters (pick 1)
  • 2 pommel caps (pick 1) 
  • 2 sets of activation plates and switches (pick 1 set)

Upon hilt completion, the unused parts will be collected by the Gatherers and returned to Savi’s inventory. These are not included with your lightsaber package.

Finally, the Gatherers will masterfully connect your hilt to a 31” lightsaber blade so you’re ready for anything the galaxy puts in your path!

Do you think that the extra $20.00 for a lightsaber is too high a cost? 

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