Video: Real Working Lightsaber Demonstrated By Disney at SXSW

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Josh D’Amora demonstrated the lifelike Lightsaber that is currently in use on the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser

Fans in attendance at the South By South West (SXSW) conference in Austin, Texas were recently treated to a demonstration of Disney’s lifelike Lightsaber. Twitter user Vids That Go Hard posted the demo on Twitter:

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The ‘real’ Lightsaber, which looks like an actual Lightsaber from the movies when activated, was noted to be a ‘hard project.’ D’Amora noted he was told to only activate the Lightsaber twice, potentially indicating the fragility of the new technology.

The Lightsaber, first introduced in promotional videos for Galactic Starcruiser in 2022, is currently used during a show involving Rey on Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser. During the show, Rey activates the Lightsaber and then swaps out for a different prop prior to ‘fighting’ with it.

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So far no indication of when, or if, the new Lightsaber will make its way into the parks.

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