Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge has now launched at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World, and fans are exploring Batuu’s Black Spire Outpost on both coasts. Wait times for the Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run ride are typically hovering under an hour, and even the popular Oga’s Cantina often has same-day availability at the bar, but one super-exclusive attraction still only accommodates a handful of hopeful Jedi every hour. If you can’t secure a reservation (or afford the $200 price tag) for Savi’s Workshop, we’ve got the full details on this sought-after lightsaber-building experience, including a full video of the adventure.
At Savi’s Workshop, 14 guests (each of whom may bring one companion) at a time are led by “Gatherers” through the ritual-like process of building their own lightsabers, from picking a colorful kyber crystal, to selecting customizable handles from a range of eras and alignments. Lightsabers come with a price tag of $200, including a carrying sling. It’s ludicrously expensive and time-consuming, but the experience at Savi’s Workshop is pure Disney magic, and holding our lightsaber as it turned on for the first time was an emotional moment.
It’s fun picking out the components and building the lightsaber you’ve always wanted, and the custom hilts with removable light-up blades don’t feel like cheap theme park toys; they feel solid in the hand, thanks to high-quality metal parts with great paint jobs. Sound emits from the bottom of each lightsaber, so every time you wave it around or clash against another one you’ll hear the satisfying noises as heard in the Star Wars films.
If you’re still not sure whether you want to invest the time and money in a visit to Savi’s Workshop, watch this spoiler-filled video detailing the full experience:
Since Savi’s Workshop can only handle around 42 builders per hour, you must make a reservation. Reservations for Disneyland can be made up to 14 days in advance of your visit, either through the Disneyland app, or at disneyland.com/savisworkshop. Disney’s Hollywood Studios accepts reservations up to 180 days in advance through the Walt Disney World app, or at disneyworld.com/savisworkshop. Disneyland will hold back some slots for same-day reservations, which guests can claim at 7 a.m. on the day of their visit, while Disney’s Hollywood Studios usually can accommodate walk-ups during the morning Extra Magic Hours.
Reservations include entry to the land 1 hour before your reservation, so you won’t need to also secure a boarding pass if the area reaches capacity. However, Savi’s bills a staggering $200 for no-shows, so be sure to cancel at least 24 hours in advance.
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