Self Service Build-Your-Own Lightsaber Experience Returns to Disney’s Hollywood Studios After Almost 4 Years

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Self Service Build-Your-Own Lightsaber Experience Returns to Disney’s Hollywood Studios After Almost 4 Years

After almost four years, the self-service build-your-own lightsaber experience has returned to Disney’s Hollywood Studios! The experience is located in Tatooine Traders and guests can now make their lightsaber without Cast Member assistance.

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Upon reopening in July 2020 following the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, Walt Disney World made substantial adjustments to the build-your-own lightsaber experience to adhere to physical distancing regulations and implement rigorous sanitization measures. Under the new protocols, only a limited number of guests were permitted to construct a lightsaber simultaneously, with a Cast Member providing a single bin of parts to each group.

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Now, guests have regained the opportunity to independently explore the complete range of parts, select their components, experiment with different combinations, and assemble their lightsabers without the need for Cast Members to oversee the process. However, Cast Members remain available to assist guests and provide explanations as needed.


This experience comes at a considerably lower cost compared to the handbuilt lightsaber experience at Savi’s Workshop in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Guests have the opportunity to try their hand at building a lightsaber before making a purchase decision. Additionally, the lightsabers at Tatooine Traders are made of plastic rather than metal and it is a less immersive experience.

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Above the bins of lightsaber parts, the steps for assembling a lightsaber are clearly outlined. Guests select an emitter, blade, and hilt, followed by customizing the hilt and selecting an end cap or adapter. With multiple bins and stations available, several guests can simultaneously craft their lightsabers.

The collapsible lightsaber blades are available in purple, white, green, yellow, blue, and red. There are numerous options for emitters and hilts to choose from. Guests have the flexibility to construct either a single-blade lightsaber or a double-blade lightsaber, reminiscent of Darth Maul’s. Additionally, there is a deluxe emitter option resembling Kylo Ren’s lightsaber emitter.

Pricing varies depending on what type of lightsaber you build. A single-blade saber is $29.99 while a double-blade saber is $44.99.

Have you ever built your own lightsaber at Disney’s Hollywood Studios?

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Sara is a travel agent with Destinations to Travel, a Disney Earmarked agency. She lives in Alaska with her husband and 3 kids. Due to her extreme dislike of winter, she travels often to warmer destinations during the colder months. She visits the Disney parks and resorts frequently with her family and loves helping other families plan magical vacations. Contact her here for help with your vacation!
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