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Guests visiting Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., will be the first to see characters like Rey wield a brand-new, more realistic lightsaber when this first-of-its-kind, two-night vacation experience debuts in 2022. Designed by Walt Disney Imagineering Research and Development, this new lightsaber creates dramatic in-person moments previously only seen in films or shows. (© Disney © & TM Lucasfilm)

Rey’s Clumsy ‘Real’ Lightsaber Swap on Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Leaves A Lot To Be Desired

The DIS has shared their video of the climactic lightsaber battle between Rey and Kylo Ren on Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. In this video, we can see the “real” lightsaber wielded by Rey.

Unlike other lightsabers, the illuminated blade of this saber actually fully extends from the hilt. You can see Rey extend the blade about one minute into the video below.

In somewhat clunky choreography (which is no fault of the actress), Rey then dodges a blaster bolt, ducking to the ground. This is where she swaps the “real” lightsaber for a prop that can actually be used for the battle.

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Watch most of the battle in the Halcyon atrium:

Footage today is being released from media previews for the Galactic Starcruiser. Stay tuned for full, detailed coverage and reviews when we board the first public “flight” on March 1.

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  1. Good fight and it’s clear they are give it their all. Hopefully they will be able to work stuff out and improve it latter on.

  2. Wow, was that bad. Knowing how the extendable saber works, she can’t even swing it very hard before it falls apart. They could have taken the extra step of using a blaster bolt or something that she at least dodges to get to the ground and do the swap. They obviously worked out the special effects already with Rise.

  3. My God, the acting is so over the top, this is worse that a junior-high production of “Death of a Salesman”. I also can barely understand a word they’re saying as the ambient noise drowns out their dialogue.

    This reminds me of a pirates dinner theater attraction that used to be in Orlando. I found their stunts more interesting abs acrobatic.

    Oh well, one and done I suppose.

  4. Ok, yeah the exchange wasn’t smooth and needs work, but watching her “ignite” the lightsaber and watching the blade extend was just. freaking. awesome.

  5. Ugh. This looks like something that would have been part of a park show in the past. Now it’s hidden behind a pay wall of several thousand dollars.

  6. A short 2 second club Kines aside, that was a very impressive choreo and show. Not sure what to complain about here.

  7. Agreed. I think some indication that she was being fired upon (multiple sparks, lasers, shooting guards) would have helped here.

    1. the sparks are there, its just a bad execution. Theres a panel up and to the left of her that sparks.

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