Wednesday, September 25, 2013
The 'Build Your Own Lightsaber' Station
That's right, you can build your own lightsaber in Walt Disney World. Actually, you can do it in three places in Disney World. In Hollywood Studios after the 'Star Tours: The Adventure Continues' ride in the Star Wars shop, in Mickey Star Traders in The Magic Kingdom, and in the World of Disney store in Downtown Disney.
The station in Mickey Star Traders was always in tip top shape. I made sure of that. I really really loved the build your own lightsaber station. When a cast member is assigned to the lightsaber station they get to wear a jedi robe, the R2D2 Mickey ear hats, and they get to build lightsabers and then play with them!
Interesting fact, while I was working at The Magic Kingdom this summer, lightsabers generated the largest profit of all the products in the store.
To make your own lightsaber, all you have to do is follow the steps that are posted on the wall. Most guests don't know there are steps on the wall, most guests don't understand the steps posted on the wall after you've pointed them out, and most guests don't want help building the lightsaber they don't know how to put together, but that's okay. Somehow lots of lightsabers get sold.
In fact, there were even some days when we couldn't sell anymore lightsabers because we ran out of the handles. The handles make the light in the lightsaber shine. : )
So if you ever find yourself at a 'build your own lightsaber' station in Walt Disney World, I hope you will remember to read the step-by-step instructions posted on the wall, and I hope there will be handles there for you to build the lightsaber, because they're pretty popular and there's no guarantee there will be.