We are learning details about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge daily. With the opening in Disneyland only a couple of weeks ago, details for the galactic experiences coming to Star Wars fans and Disney fans spanning generations abound. Here are some of the amazing experiences coming to a galaxy far far away.
There’s so much to cover, we better jump right in.
The story behind this workshop is as follows. Savi was one of the original Gatherers and a friend to Lor San Tekka a character with a small storyline “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”). Lor and Savi both were believers in the ideals of the Jedi Order. Savi created a salvage business as a front to hide his mission of guiding the next generation of Force wielders and helping them create their unique lightsabers. Are you hooked yet? We are.
Star Wars fans of all ages who are journey to Galaxy’s Edge ready to learn the knowledge of the light saber will find a symbol displayed on the front of the workshop indicating that they are in the correct location and they must give the secret phrase to the Gatherers to enter inside to enter and continue the journey.
Once inside the workshop, those seeking the knowledge and creation of the light saber will find themselves surrounded by odd bits and pieces that will begin to come together as key elements in the building and refinement of their lightsabers. At the center of the room is the Builder’s Table where the magic happens. The table can accommodate up to 14 builders at a time to choose their Kyber Crystal and craft their lightsaber.
Kyber Crystals are what fuel each individual lightsaber. These crystals are in line with the force and are scattered across the galaxy and as part of their training to become a Jedi. Each Kyber Crystal is unique in both cut and color. Guests will not know the exact cut or kind of crystal they have mined until they open the vessel containing the crystal.
Holocrons which are ancient containers of knowledge are another element of the building process for each individual lightsaber. Holocrons can only be accessed by those in touch with the Force. Jedi’s use them to record and preserve their teachings and keep them safe within the force.
Once the Builder has selected their desired crystal, it will be inserted into a holocron. Influential Jedi’s or Sith’s will whisper to the Builder, relaying mysteries of the Force. This could sway how the Builder chooses how to next construct their lightsaber.
There are four different themes of lightsabers that can be built to fit the Builder’s path.
Peace and Justice
Power and Control
Protection and Defense
Each lightsaber will be presented to the Builder in pieces, and with the help of the Gatherers, will be able to assemble their own custom lightsaber. Once complete, the unused parts will be collected by the Gatherers and returned to Savi’s inventory. Finally, the Gatherers will masterfully connect your hilt to a 36” lightsaber blade. You are now one with the force.
There are additional upgrades and add-ons available as well for an additional cost. So, what about the price breakdown? Each lightsaber is priced at $199.99 plus tax. Included is a carrying case. Lightsabers are not eligible for Annual Passholder or other discounts.
We expect this experience to possibly be reservation only for several months after the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge as Disney has indicated such though at the time of publishing nothing has been firmed up in this regard. This experience is also subject to availability.
Custom Droid Building
The Droid Depot Experience is another custom building experience coming to Galaxy’s Edge. As with the lightsaber experience this experience may be reservation only for several months of longer once Galaxy’s Edge opens depending on demand, which we expect to be high.
How the droid experience works is that first guests will register their choice of the BB-series unit or R-series unit with the clerk. The clerk will then provide a basket and blueprint for droid parts. Then, you’re on your own. May the force be with you.
The next step will be to proceed to the following stations and begin your droid-building experience. At the parts station, guests will choose from a variety of colorful components to customize their droid as they roll by on the conveyor belt. Parts differ depending on the droid series selected.
- Dome Connection Plate
- Body Sphere
- Center Leg
- Set of Side-Legs
After the customization phase will come the build station where monitors will display how the droids are to be assembled. Once complete, your droid will be paired with a remote control and activated as you watch it come to life!
Pricing for this amazing and unique experience is $99.99 per droid unit, plus tax. Droids complete with a carrying case and instruction manual. This experience is limited to the droid builder and one guest, no large groups watching the process and at least one person must be over the age of 14. This experience is also subject to availability and as mentioned above, reservations may be required.
Important to note about both the droid and lightsaber experiences is that Disney has made it quite clear in communications regarding the experiences that guests will be held to their reservation times and late arrivals are likely to result in loss of opportunity for these experiences. Let the magic live folks, show up on time.
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