Disney is definitely gearing up for the new Star Wars Land called Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge as well as the new Star Wars Resort. They have filed numerous patents over the last few months. The most recent is a patent named “Special Effects System For Generating A Midair Laser Blast Illusion.”
The patent states “A special effects apparatus for generating an illusion of a moving beam of light in midair. The apparatus includes a light source, such as a laser light source outputting colored light, generating a beam of light that is aimed along a linear light travel path.”
A diagram of the technology shows the light source as well as the path that a proposed laser beam would follow in mid air.
Sounds like something straight out of a Star Wars show at Disney, although Star Wars is not actually mentioned anywhere in the patent. “The special effects system can be placed into nearly any show set space and be viewed from any direction. However, viewers typically will be blocked from certain viewpoints, such as looking directly at the outlet of the light source or being near the path of components providing the light bolt for safety reasons and to better conceal the effect.”
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is scheduled to open sometime in late 2019. Disney has not yet announced a timeline for the Star Wars Resort but we have learned it’s location and size.
Are you making plans to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge when it opens late next year?
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