You know Universal Studio’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter has a wand shop? Disney’s soon-to-open Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attraction also have something similar. But obviously, wands wouldn’t be fitting and so, the galaxy far, far away themed attraction would just go with Lightsaber. Like, duh? What’s else could be more representative of the Star Wars universe, right?
Not only that, it has a droid shop too. However, it will be a lot more interesting than shopping for wands because, both you will get a chance to build your own Lightsaber and Droid. So, yeah, it is more like a workshop than a shop, shop. If you know what I mean. Incidentally, the Lightsaber shop is officially called Savi’s Workshop – Handbuilt Lightsabers and the droid shop is aptly called Black Spire Outpost’s industrial depot.
Here’s what you are expected to do at Savi’s Workshop:
“Travel to Black Spire Outpost, where a group known as the “Gatherers” ushers you into a covert workshop packed with unusual parts, whimsical pieces and miscellaneous memorabilia collected from the far reaches of the galaxy.
Under their guidance, you can construct your very own lightsaber and bring it to life through the power of kyber crystals. Builders beware—you must protect the shop’s secrecy to avoid being discovered by the First Order!
Once your lightsaber is complete (purchase required!), you’ll be ready to embark on incredible new adventures—from the far reaches of Wild Space to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge!”
Over at Savi’s Workshop you may feel like a real Jedi cobbling his/her own space sword from whatever resources are available, it does come with quite a price. The pricing for lightsabers starts at $199.99 plus tax and each lightsaber will include a metal hilt chose from four different designs, “kyber” crystal in choice of four colors, a 36-inch Lightsaber “blade” and a carrying case to round it up.
You will be building your own lightsaber under the guidance of Savi’s Gatherers (theme park staff). Only the aforementioned parts are included in package; some parts provided to you during the build are not included and will be return to the Gatherers upon completion of the build.
If you are more of a droid person, then you will want to head over to Black Spire Outpost’s industrial depot where you will begin your journey of making the droid of your choice like Anakin did. The experience starts at $99 plus tax and you get top choice between BB-Series and R-Series droid. Each droid build includes a carry box, instructions, a choice of personality-affiliation chips and other accessories for you to pick from. The droid build allows you, the builder, and one other guest to participate. The final result is a remote control droid via Bluetooth which can play with.
Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens on May 31, 2019. Do note that reservations are required to visit this new attraction between May 31 and June 23, 2019. After that, starting June 24, 2019, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge reservation is not required, but the experiences will be subject to capacity. Somehow, I am expecting it to be packed. Think I will just go after the hype has somewhat died down. Perhaps, a couple of years later?
Update: Disney said reservation is filled. However, guests staying at one of the 3 Disneyland Resort hotels during this period (May 31-June 23, 2019) will receive a designated reservation to visit the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge during their stay (one reservation per registered Guest). But that does not include the theme park admission which is sold separately.
Source: The Next Web.