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All the Ribbeting Details You Need to Build a Lightsaber at Savi's Workshop at Disneyland

by Tad on October 1, 2019 98 Los Angeles   Video

Savi's Workshop - Building a Lightsaber - Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Lightsaber from Savi's Workshop'Sup! Tad here. Tween frog, head family videographer and young padawan. By now, if you've been following along on our ventures to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland Resort, you know it's been a ribbeting experience for the whole Frog Fam. Piloting the Millennium Falcon was more than I could have ever imagined (despite navigating the tight spots and suffering a few crashes), and dropping into Oga's Cantina was an out-of-this galaxy adventure. But building my own lightsaber at Savi's Workshop, well, that was the most toadally awesome experience of them all and one I will never froget!

This is the most popular experience at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland, so you'll need to be prepared if this is something you want to do when you plan your visit to the planet of Batuu. Don't worry: This post will have you toadally prepped and ready! Here's what you need to know.

Savi's Workshop Pricing and Logistics

Let's just get it out of the way. At $199.99 plus tax, this experience is a bit of an investment. You're paying to build your own lightsaber out of one of four different handle, or hilt, styles, then adding customizable options under the tutelage of the all-knowing "scrap-metal Gatherers" in their super-secret workshop. While these lightsabers are hefty, well-made items (way beyond what we'd consider a toy), you're mostly paying for the experience of building the lightsaber in the workshop, and it is sooooooo cool! Now you practical momma and poppa frogs may have your doubts about that price, but trust me, you're going to be toadally blown away by just how moving this 20-minute experience at Savi's Workshop is.

But is it really worth it? If you have a budding padawan in your midst and can afford it, we overwhelmingly think the answer is yes. Of course, if your whole family wants to build lightsabers, you will want to budget for this! It's important to note that only two guests can attend the experience with the builder, so this is another logistic you'll want to work out ahead of time.

How to Make a Reservation for Building a Lightsaber at Savi's Workshop

If you want to build a lightsaber at Savi's Workshop, reservations are highly recommended, as walk-ins are limited each day. The good news is that the reservations system has gotten more flexible. You can now make a reservation up to 60 days in advance. We know this makes holiday and peak travelers hoppy to be able to plan in advance. There are additional same-day reservations released at 7:00 a.m. PST. You can make a reservation through the Disneyland app or at the Disneyland site. These reservations may fill up quickly, so definitely get a jump on it and be ready to reserve at 7:00 a.m. PST if you are hopping for a same-day reservation. You'll need to use a credit card to reserve. The no-show fee is $199.99, so keep your eye on the clock. Missing that reservation would be an expensive mistake! If you make an advance reservation, you may cancel at least one day in advance to avoid the no-show fee.

The nice thing about getting a reservation is that you'll know before you even enter the park that you'll be able to build a lightsaber. What a relief! Just be sure to check in at Savi's Workshop no earlier than 15 minutes before your reservation. Same-day cancellations are not allowed, so make sure you can realistically get to the reservation (allowing for traffic, parking, security, lines to enter the park, time to walk to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at the back of Disneyland, etc.) before you select a time to build.

If you are unable to get a reservation for Savi's Workshop, and this is your only chance to visit Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, you can still buy a lightsaber. Dok-Ondar's Den of Antiquities sells legacy lightsabers from heroes and villains. The legacy lightsabers come with a sturdy protective case. The shop also sells a lightsaber clip. The clip fits all custom and legacy lightsabers. We've met some people in the park who managed to get a walk-up spot, but do not count on it.

Here are a few more important details about Savi's Workshop:

  • There is only one lightsaber per builder, per experience (guests accompanying a builder will not get to build).
  • The Savi's Workshop reservation is for one builder and up to two guests.
  • The age recommendation for the experience is 5 and up (we saw many more adults than children during our visit, but there are more tadpoles when the kids are out of school).
  • At least one guest in your party must be at age 14 or up.
  • Additional parts and customizations can be bought from Dok-Ondar's Den of Antiquities.
  • Custom lightsabers are not refundable.
  • At check-in, be prepared to present your reservation confirmation email, photo ID and the credit card provided at the time of booking the reservation.
  • The experience takes about 20 minutes in total, though you'll need to be ready to check in about 15 minutes before your reservation.
  • Cancellations for advance reservations must be made at least one day in advance. Same-day cancellations are not allowed. A $199.99 "no-show fee" — basically the full cost of the experience! — will be charged to your credit card if you fail to check in for your reservation.
  • You do not have to use the credit card given at booking to pay for the lightsaber when checking in.
  • If you have a reservation at or just after park opening, arrive early and use the designated turnstile (usually all the way to the left) to enter the park and get to the land in time for your check-in.
  • If you need to ship your lightsaber home, hop into Droid Depot to take care of that.
  • Lightsabers come with a case and can be carried on a plane and stored in the overhead compartment. The hilt is removable.

Finding Savi's Workshop and Checking In

Savi's Workshop - Handbuilt Lightsabers Entrance

Savi's Workshop - Entrance Sign The Savi's Workshop sign says "By Appointment Only" in Aurebesh

Just getting to Savi's Workshop can be its own challenge. The areas of Batuu are not well-marked, and besides, pretty much everything is written in the native Aurebesh language. Since lightsaber-building is a covert operation, Savi's Workshop is unmarked. So unless you're looking at the map online or using the Disney Play app, aka your datapad, you may have a little trouble finding it.

The inhabitants of Batuu aren't always as helpful as you might like. If you ask a cast member where you go to build a lightsaber, for example, they may ask instead, "Are you interested in purchasing some 'scrap metal?'" After all, you never know who is listening! The troops of the First Order can and do appear, along with Kylo Ren, so be prepared. Logistically speaking, the unmarked workshop is tucked into a set of buildings just across the way from Ronto Roasters between Droid Depot and Dok-Ondar's Den of Antiquities.

Once you've arrived, one of the workers will come around and explain the four hilt style options for you to select.

Savi's Workshop - Hilt Styles

Here are the lightsaber hilt options: 

  • Peace and Justice
    Salvaged scraps from fallen Jedi temples and crashed starships in these Republic-era designs honor the galaxy’s former guardians.
  • Power and Control
    Originally forged by dark side warriors, this style features rumored remnants from the Sith homeworld and abandoned temples.
  • Elemental Nature
    This theme embodies the Force — an energy created by all living things, like Brylark trees, Cartusion whale bones and Rancor teeth.
  • Protection and Defense
    Hilt materials bear mysterious motifs and inscriptions that reconnect users with the ancient wellspring of the Force.

Savi's Workshop - Batuu InhabitantsChecking in to Build

You'll want to arrive no earlier than 15 minutes ahead of your build time to check in outside of the workshop. But you definitely don't want to be late, because you may not get in! You won't be allowed to check in earlier, but when there is so much more to explore in Batuu, we're not sure why you'd want to.

You'll decide which lightsaber hilt you would like to use. You'll also be given a cloisonné pin reflecting your hilt style. The pin is important because it will help the Gatherers know which hilt style you've selected. And it's yours to keep, so it's like a bonus souvenir!

After you check in, you will be waiting to go inside. The time waiting goes by pretty quickly because the Gatherers are interacting with everyone in your group, commenting on the funny "satellites" on people's heads (mouse ears) and sharing more about the customs on planet Batuu. This is a great time to ask about life on Batuu.

Savi's Workshop - Kylo Ren and Stormtroopers

If you haven't yet encountered Kylo Ren and the First Order, be alert, because they may stop by to inspect what's going on inside the shop! The Gatherers, who all wear hoods outside to protect their identity, are working to keep the truth about what's really going on a secret!

Warning — the rest of this post contains some spoilers!

Your Lightsaber Building Options

Once you check in, you'll be assigned to a build group and asked to put on your cloisonné pin.  After you're build group is assembled, you and your guests will be escorted through the corridors of this dimly lit, cavern-like space to a small build room. You'll be stationed on the outside of a large, circular build area that the Gatherers can weave in and out of to inspect your work and bring out additional parts.

The lead Gatherer will welcome you into the workshop and explain the role of the Gatherers, who have traveled all over the galaxy collecting parts and bits of "junk" from abandoned starships and hidden planets that will be forged into these one-of-a-kind lightsabers.

Savi's Workshop - Kyber Crystals

You will begin your build with the kyber crystal, which imbues your lightsaber with energy. The crystal forms the heart of your lightsaber and determines the color of your blade. Your lead Gatherer will present one of four crystals to choose from, and other Gatherers will walk around with canisters of glowing crystals that you will select from.

Here are the kyber crystal colors available in the build:

  • Blue - Once held by Obi-Wan Kenobi and now Rey
  • Green - Once held by Master Yoda and Luke Skywalker
  • Violet - Rare and beautiful, once held by Master Mace Windu
  • Red - The crystal of power, once held by Darth Vader and now Kylo Ren

Additional kyber crystal colors are available for purchase at Dok-Onder's Den of Antiquities.

Savi's Workshop - Tray of Parts

After selecting your crystal, Savi's Gatherers will bring out a tray of parts themed to your particular hilt style. They will instruct you on how to assemble the hilt, the foundation of your lightsaber.

Each tray of parts includes:

  • 1 hilt
  • 4 sleeves (pick 2)
  • 2 emitters (pick 1)
  • 2 pommel caps (pick 1)
  • 2 sets of activation plates and switches (pick 1 set)

Assembling Your Lightsaber Inside Savi's Workshop

The first step in assembling your hilt will be to place your kyber crystal inside the chassis and assemble the rest of the hilt from your assortment of grips, emitters and pommel caps and activation plates. This building can get a little tricky — especially if the instructions are explained quickly — but don't worry if you don't get everything assembled immediately. This what the Gatherers are there for! They will walk around, inspect your work and make adjustments as necessary.

Lightsabers at Savi's Workshop

When the hilts have all been assembled, the lead Gatherer will ask everyone to step back so that the Gatherers can do the dangerous work of inserting the hilts into separate stabilization chambers. Inside the chamber, each hilt will will be forged to its respective blade! When that is done, it's time to forge the bond between lightsaber and builder!

Savi's Workshop - Lightsabers Come to Life

The lights are dimmed and John Williams’ "Force Theme" plays as Master Yoda addresses the group, congratulating everyone on their work. Builders are then asked to step up to their individual lightsabers, put their hands on their hilts and activate their lightsabers while still in the chambers. They are then asked to raise their lightsabers all together as one! This is the most powerful moment of the whole experience — I still get goosebumps just thinking about it! Even if you're not a Star Wars fan, you'll be ready to go out use the Force!

Builders are then asked to power off their sabers as they prepare to exit the workshop. Each is provided a saber sheath, a padded case to protect their sabers, as they head out into the galaxy! You'll definitely be pulling out the lightsaber for more photo ops around Galaxy's Edge, and they look toadally cool at night when they're turned on! After you are done building your lightsaber, you might want to hop next door to Dok-Ondar's Den of Antiquities to purchase a lightsaber clip for wearing your lightsaber.

Savi's Workshop at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland - Lightsaber and Padawan

Are you ready for the power and responsibility of building a lightsaber at Savi's Workshop? Drop me a line and tell me what you're most ribbeted about. 

Related: Our Galactic Guide to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland

Related: Our Galactic Guide to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney World

Stay cool!

Keep hopping, Tad!
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Feb 24, 2020 at 2:13 p.m. Thomas Rudge Says...

My daughter will be 7. Will I be abkle to help or can I only watch?

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Feb 24, 2020 at 8:39 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Thomas!

As long as it's just the two of you, you can toadally step in and help her when she needs it :)

Stay cool!

Tad

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Feb 24, 2020 at 3:29 a.m. Stephanie Says...

Can I have my lightsaber shipped home? If so, where can I make the arrangements.

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Feb 24, 2020 at 2:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stephanie!

Let your Gatherer know that you'd like to ship it during the building process; they will advise you where shipping is handled, but this generally hoppens at Droid Depot or First Order Cargo.

Stay cool!

Tad

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Feb 12, 2020 at 6:13 p.m. Kevin Says...

Thanks for all the good info. Are the Disney World same day reservations for Savi's the same as what you've described at Disneyland? Hop on the web site by 7am and try to claim an available slot?

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Feb 12, 2020 at 6:38 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kevin!

Reservations for Savi's Workshop at Disney World can actually be made up to 180 days in advance of your trip - which we highly recommend! If you aren't able to snag one, no worries. Keep checking back in the app, as cancellations can and do happen, and if all else fails, stop by during your trip to see if walk-ins are available. You can learn more about Savi's Workshop at Disney World in our post here. Enjoy your scrap metal!

Stay cool!

Tad

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Feb 10, 2020 at 11:40 p.m. Ariana Says...

Hey I was wondering if it's possible to make a replica of Kylo Ren's lightsaber there?

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Feb 11, 2020 at 4:56 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ariana!

While you can pledge your loyalty to the "Dark Side" at Savi's, there isn't a replica available to build during the experience. You can, however, hop over to Dok Ondar's Den of Antiquities and purchase a Kylo Ren legacy lightsaber there (next door to Savi's). The hilt comes with the two side blades, but the long main blade must be purchased separately, which is the case with all of the legacy lightsabers. Kylo Ren’s hilt is about $150 and the blade is about $45-50.

Stay cool!

Tad

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Feb 5, 2020 at 3:37 p.m. Lisa Says...

I booked this experience for my daughter's boyfriend - I will not be with them and used my credit card to book it - they will not have that card with them but will be using their own card to pay - will this be OK? Also - I have heard different things about the shipping. I heard they do not ship it home from the place they make it and have read they do - which is correct? Their reservation is at 7:35 in the evening and they need to ship it home as they are flying out the next morning - do you think there will be an issue with this?

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Feb 5, 2020 at 4:28 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lisa!

They can toadally pay with their own card at check-in. If they do not make the appointment, though, the card on file made to make the reservation would be charged instead. They will need to let the Gatherer know they'd like to ship it so it can be properly packaged, and they generally can ship this out at First Order Cargo. We've gotten mixed answers about this in the past, though, so we'd recommend a Plan B just in case. The sabers will come in padded cases and are approved to carry onto the plane, so if they aren't able to get it shipped, they can always bring it along with them on their flight home.

Stay cool!

Tad

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Jan 31, 2020 at 8:03 p.m. Ash Says...

What is the latest reservation time for this? Would like to schedule it for closer to end of day.

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Feb 4, 2020 at 8:43 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ash!

It looks like the last reservation of the day is 30 minutes before the park closes. You do want to leave enough time to take some toadally cool pics with your new lightsaber in the land!

Stay cool!

Tad

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Jan 30, 2020 at 10:07 p.m. Sally Rea Says...

Is the whole experience of making the light saber only 20 minutes? Or is there additional time during the experience that we are doing something else

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Jan 30, 2020 at 4:15 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sally Rea!

The experience on the whole is about 20 minutes. You may spend a few additional minutes getting checked in, paying and waiting to be called in prior to the experience itself, but once you are in the workshop, you'll spend about 20 minutes building your lightsaber.

Stay cool!

Tad

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Jan 30, 2020 at 10:05 p.m. Says...

Are we allowed to bring one or two guests with us to the experience? Some places I see one and some places I see two

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Jan 30, 2020 at 4:14 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Builders are allowed to bring one guest to watch the experience.

Stay cool!

Tad

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Jan 25, 2020 at 6:24 p.m. Sean Dulin Says...

how many reservations can you make in a day? if you make one reservation, can you make another reservation after that?

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Jan 27, 2020 at 3:07 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sean!

You can make as many reservations as you'd like - just keep in mind that no-show fees will apply if you don't attend!

Stay cool!

Tad

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Jan 23, 2020 at 1:51 a.m. KC Says...

Hello! Do you know if I can buy the lightsaber without going through the experience? Friends of mine have told me that the experience is about $200 and the lightsaber itself is about $20.

May the Force be with you!!!

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Jan 24, 2020 at 2:23 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi KC!

Yes and no; there are other places to purchase a lightsaber, but they will be different lightsabers than you'd receive at Savi's. Ondar’s Den of antiquities also sells a variety of lightsabers from plastic to more expensive legacy lightsabers. There is a toy telescoping lightsaber that does not light up at Dok Ondar’s for about $20. A light-up, fixed blade lightsaber toy is about $40. But they are not the same quality as those you'd get at Savi’s. We do not know the exact prices of all the legacy lightsabers, but they are pretty close to the one you get at Savi’s, and you can purchase those without going through the building experience. Expect to pay about $150 to $250 for those once you purchase a blade for them. You can buy toy “build-your-own” collapsible lightsabers that light up at Star Trader in Tomorrowland, but even these plastic toys are probably closer to $30 and prices can vary based on the one you purchase. Hope this helps!

Stay cool!

Tad

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Jan 21, 2020 at 7:43 p.m. Raul Apaza Says...

Hello, I want to do rope drop for Millennium Falcon, the park opens at 09:00, so is it advisable to schedule a saber at 10 and the android 10:30? Can I reschedule reservations in case something goes wrong in the plan? thanks

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Jan 21, 2020 at 4:26 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Raul!

The wait time can be unpredictable. If you get on it quickly you should have no problem, but if there is any delay you could miss your reservation. And that could affect the next reservation. Maybe push it back half an hour to prepare for the unexpected. Perhaps if you do get out of the ride early and there is space in the group before you, they will let you in early. If not, you can certainly occupy time by exploring the land, eating a snack and keeping an eye out for characters. Droid Depot may be more flexible about time since you work at your own pace, compared to Savi’s Workshop, which takes people in as a group.

Stay cool!

Tad

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Jan 15, 2020 at 1:26 a.m. Dylan Says...

How many walk-ins are allowed ? Because the dates i am going on are all booked out.

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Jan 16, 2020 at 12:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dylan!

This varies by day, unfortunately - the amount of walk-ins available are determined by how many reservations are booked. In the meantime, keep checking! On the morning of your visit at 7 a.m., check for openings, as well, as that's when more same-day slots are released.

Stay cool!

Tad

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Jan 14, 2020 at 11:26 p.m. Marlen Torres Says...

I am trying to make my reservation for my boyfriend as a birthday gift but in the reservation page, I introduced my credit card and the name of my boyfriend but I do not see any space to write mine....I know you can enter with a partner but I am reading here that you need to write their name too but I do not see where

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Jan 16, 2020 at 12:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Marlen!

Thanks for pointing that out! You now just need to add the name of the participant, so we've gone ahead and updated the post.

Stay cool!

Tad

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Jan 14, 2020 at 8:16 p.m. Michael Suriani Says...

Just curious, is it possible just to buy or do the work shop to get a lightsaber hilt? Not sure about getting a blade but would love to get hilt as a souvenir.

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Jan 16, 2020 at 12:26 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michael!

The building experience is for building the complete lightsaber, but you can purchase hilts and other parts at Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities next door!

Stay cool!

Tad

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Jan 12, 2020 at 1:50 p.m. Dario Says...

Is there shipping available in Galaxy’s edge so you don’t have to carry the lightsaber all day and avoid bringing it on the plane home?

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Jan 13, 2020 at 10:09 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dario!

There is! When purchasing your lightsaber at the register at Savi's, let the “Gatherer” (Cast Member) know that you’d like to ship the lightsaber home upon completion. When you’re done, a Gatherer will help you box up your lightsaber, and then you can take it to First Order Cargo (located in the corner near the First Order TIE echelon), where a Cast Member can assist you with shipping options.

Stay cool!

Tad

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Dec 30, 2019 at 3:01 a.m. Kris Says...

Our reservation is at 0705am but the park doesn't open until 7am, do they let you in early to get there in time?

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Dec 30, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kris!

Yes! There is a special turnstile for people with reservations to enter early. Arrive about 25 minutes early and look for that entrance (it will be marked and may be all the way to the left).

Stay cool!

Tad

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Dec 26, 2019 at 5:43 a.m. Kraigbot Says...

Hey I want to bring my wife and my 4 year old with me. Is that going to be OK? My son is super chill. The reservation asked for my party of everyone 5+ so I selected two but really there will be three of us.

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Dec 26, 2019 at 8:12 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kraigbot!

Each builder is permitted to have one guest, so that should be toadally fine! You only need to include those building the lightsaber on your reservation; guests don't need to be included. Have fun!

Stay cool!

Tad

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Dec 25, 2019 at 7:47 a.m. Paco Abel Says...

If I reserve using a credit card...do I have to use that same credit card to purchase the experience? Can I, after checking in, use say...a Disney gift card to pay? Or even the Batuuan currency gift card that looks like a coin?

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Dec 26, 2019 at 8:15 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Paco!

When you arrive and check-in, you can use whatever payment method you'd like, including Disney gift cards or the Batuu coins :) The reservation card is simply held in case folks no-show, in which case the card on file will be charged. Have a great time!

Stay cool!

Tad

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Dec 19, 2019 at 5:33 p.m. Gary Kayye Says...

Does anyone know who you call (or where you go) to get them repaired? It's not the battery. It's truly broken.

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Dec 23, 2019 at 10:34 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Gary!

We're so sorry to hear about your scrap metal! If you aren't able to hop back to Savi's, we'd recommend calling the Merchandise Guest Services line at (877) 560-6477. Others in the Frog Pond may also have some suggestions!

Stay cool!

Tad

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Nov 20, 2019 at 6:20 p.m. Deborah A Choszczyk Says...

How durable are the iightsabers? Can they be used in mock fighting, lite contact, or no contact? We are players.

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Nov 18, 2019 at 3:09 a.m. Nancy Says...

Are there storage places for them at the Orlando park?

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Nov 18, 2019 at 11:53 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nancy!

Yes, you have a few options at Savi's at Disney World. You can have the saber sent back to your hotel if you're staying on-site, or you can let the cashier know that you'd like to pick it up later. There is a holding area near the front of the park where you can then pick it up on your way out.

Stay cool!

Tad

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Nov 13, 2019 at 3:06 a.m. Ashleigh Says...

Hi! I'm wondering once you assemble your light saber, would you be able to store it somewhere while you finish walking around the park, or would you just have to take it on the rides with you? Lmk, thanks!!

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Nov 13, 2019 at 4:40 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ashleigh!

There are several places where you can drop your lightsaber or droid for safe-keeping while you ride. Those are Pioneer Mercantile, Star Trader, Small World Toys, Mlle. Antoinette's Parfumerie and Port Orleans. You can also drop packages at Elias & Co. in Disney California Adventure or at the stroller shop in the Esplanade. You'll need to show your receipt, proving you purchased the item that day. Have fun!

Stay cool!

Tad

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Nov 10, 2019 at 7:36 p.m. Sean McCartin Says...

Would they allow someone to purchase a kyber crystal at Dok's and then bring it into Savi's Workshop?

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Nov 14, 2019 at 9:27 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sean!

You'd have to talk to your Gatherer to see about using your own crystal, but it's been strongly recommended to us to use the one that comes with the saber and switch it out with your Dok's crystal after the experience.

Stay cool!

Tad

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Nov 2, 2019 at 10:35 p.m. Beth Says...

greetings from down under! Just wondering, can you de-assemble the light saber after the experience for transport? I want to book this in, but we're coming all the way from Australia, and I'm worried about trying to bring something like this back in our luggage

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Nov 5, 2019 at 3:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Beth!

You can remove the blade, but it’s still pretty long. The lightsaber comes with a padded carrying case and is TSA compliant. You can carry it on and put the case in the overhead bin though!

Stay cool!

Tad

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Sep 27, 2019 at 12:23 a.m. Cynthia Tomblin Says...

How soon can i make reservations to build a lightsaber in Disney World Orlando FL??

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Sep 30, 2019 at 9 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cynthia!

You can make reservations at Savi's Workshop up to 180 days in advance of your visit in the My Disney Experience app or here.

Stay cool!

Tad

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Sep 11, 2019 at 12:17 p.m. Luke Says...

I really would like to mix and match between the themes of the sabres? I even thought about getting two experiences, and then mixing and match the themes.

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Sep 11, 2019 at 9:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Luke!

From what we understand, the themes unfortunately can't be mixed since they fit together a certain way. You can, however, buy special additions at Dok Ondar's to personalize your saber!

Stay cool!

Tad

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Oct 8, 2019 at 11:44 a.m. Carl Says...

Actually they are interchangeable. Go up to the reservation desk at Savi's and ask to see some scrap metal. You can get any piece from any of the 4 sets for 20 bucks each

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Oct 8, 2019 at 7:31 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

That's awesome - thanks for sharing, Carl!

Stay cool!

Tad

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Sep 10, 2019 at 12:46 p.m. Laura Says...

Thanks so much for this detailed review! What are the lightsaber blades made out of? Is it the same kind of plastic as the toy lightsabers?

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Sep 10, 2019 at 8:09 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Laura!

Hoppy to help! They are plastic, but it's a thicker plastic with a much nicer blade than the traditional toy versions, and is made up of two layers. It's also pretty heavy! :)

Stay cool!

Tad

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Aug 31, 2019 at 1:21 p.m. Darrell Says...

What are the rules or are they selling extra scrap metal at dok's?

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Aug 23, 2019 at 3:46 p.m. Salliemcg Says...

Any advice on packing these to fly home? Do the light blades collapse like the old ones?

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Aug 23, 2019 at 11:10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sallie!

These don't collapse, but the blade can be removed. They come with a padded carrying case, so our best suggestion is to fly with it as a carry on and store it in the overhead bin.

Stay cool!

Tad

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Aug 21, 2019 at 4:46 a.m. Laser Master Says...

I'm waiting for a lightsaber of future which can covers all disadvantages current one.

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Aug 14, 2019 at 3:07 p.m. Deric Says...

I have a reservation for 8pm but will get to the park around 3-4pm.

do i need to go stand in line and pay. Then return around 7:50ish for my reservation checkin?

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Aug 14, 2019 at 10:10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Deric!

Nope! You don't need to arrive until your official check-in time at 7:45. You'll be charged upon arrival. Have fun!

Stay cool!

Tad

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Aug 14, 2019 at 4 a.m. Sarah Lee Says...

Do you know the exact dimensions of the lightsabers? Your earlier post says they are TSA compliant and could possibly be carry-on luggage, ideally I'd like to find a way to put it in my suitcase as checked baggage.

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Aug 14, 2019 at 10:59 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sarah Lee!

It is probably too long for any suitcase, but maybe could fit at an angle in a large bag. The exposed blade is 31 inches (but is actually 34 inches once you remove it from the hilt). The hilt is removable and can vary in size.

Stay cool!

Tad

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Aug 12, 2019 at 2:32 p.m. KnotWorthy Says...

Thanks so much for the info about claim tickets - I had no idea and was worried about taking a lightsaber onto rides elsewhere in the park,

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Aug 12, 2019 at 12:21 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

You bet! We're just hoppy to help :)

Stay cool!

Tad

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Aug 12, 2019 at 3:48 a.m. Tim Says...

Will I be able to have my saber sent back to my Disney resort room after the experience?

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Aug 14, 2019 at 10:56 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tim!

You can drop your saber off at a number of stores inside Disneyland and pick it up before you leave the park. They do not send them to your room, unfortunately.

Stay cool!

Tad

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Aug 9, 2019 at 1:28 a.m. Deric Says...

Do you have to pay to get into the park and then pay for this?

Or

Could I just do the Saber build?

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Aug 9, 2019 at 9:38 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Deric!

You will need valid park admission in order to head to Savi's Workshop to build a lightsaber.

Stay cool!

Tad

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Aug 8, 2019 at 7:37 p.m. Kristi Says...

Do you have to make a purchase? Can you just go in and walk around?

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Aug 8, 2019 at 3 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kristi!

You can go in and walk around Dok Ondar, which has some lightsabers and assorted pieces for separate purchase, but the lightsaber experience at Savi's is in a private area reserved for those with reservations.

Stay cool!

Tad

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Aug 8, 2019 at 12:13 p.m. Charlie Says...

Hello, can you tell me how long this experience takes. I may have overlooked it in your writing. Thanks.

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Aug 8, 2019 at 8:54 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Charlie!

The experience takes about 20 minutes.

Stay cool!

Tad

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Aug 8, 2019 at 11:08 a.m. Ashley Says...

How long should plan to be in Savi's?

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Aug 8, 2019 at 8:55 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ashley!

The Savi's experience takes about 20 minutes in total.

Stay cool!

Tad

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Aug 8, 2019 at 9:03 a.m. Carly Booth Says...

Thanks for a great article. How long does the experience last? We have been lucky enough to secure a reservation for 1.10pm but have also got a reservation for Oga Cantina at 3.25pm. I was just wondering whether to change the Cantina reservation.

Thanks

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Aug 8, 2019 at 8:57 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Carly!

Have a toadally awesome time! That should be plenty of time. Savi's should only take about 20 minutes in total, so making both should be no problem.

Stay cool!

Tad

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Aug 8, 2019 at 1:29 a.m. Chrystal Says...

How much time should we allocate goe this?

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Aug 8, 2019 at 9:11 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chrystal!

You should allocate about 20 minutes for this experience.

Stay cool!

Tad

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Aug 7, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. Dennis Bixler Says...

Hi! Just booked our experience for Savi's, but have a quick question.

Approximately how long is the building experience? We have some other things planned, but have no idea how much time to alot for this.

Thanks!!

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Aug 8, 2019 at 9:08 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dennis!

Plan for about 20 minutes for the experience. Have fun!

Stay cool!

Tad

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Aug 7, 2019 at 11:07 p.m. Laura Says...

How long is the experience?

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Aug 8, 2019 at 9:07 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Laura!

The experience takes about 20 minutes in total.

Stay cool!

Tad

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Aug 2, 2019 at 2:18 a.m. phill Says...

I made reservation, do you have to purchase the light sabre that you build?

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Aug 2, 2019 at 8:07 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Phil!

Yes, the cost of the lightsaber is included in the cost of your reservation.

Stay cool!

Tad

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Jul 26, 2019 at 1:59 a.m. Hannah Says...

Are you then able to continue to go on the rides with the lightsaber?

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Jul 29, 2019 at 1:32 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Hannah!

You can take it on most rides (including Millennium Falcon), but you may run into an issue with some very rough rides such as Indiana Jones Adventure. If that happens, you have two options. You can use rider switch to have one person stay with the lightsaber and take turns riding (we did this at Indiana Jones, and three lucky party members got to ride twice!). Or drop off the lightsaber at a store (bring same-day purchase receipt) such as Pioneer Mercantile, Star Trader, Small World Toys, Mlle. Antoinette's Parfumerie, Port Orleans, Elias & Co. in Disney California Adventure or at the stroller shop in the Esplanade. The store will give you a claim ticket. We dropped it off after riding Indiana Jones and it made out day much easier not to lug it around or worry about breaking it!

Stay cool!

Tad

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Jul 20, 2019 at 3:29 a.m. Lorylee Hensley Says...

We are headed to Galaxys Edge in Orlando in October. Any word of they will do reservations for Savis Workshop like Disneyland?

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Aug 7, 2019 at 8:34 p.m. Cameron Says...

Reservations opened up this morning

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Jul 22, 2019 at 2:26 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lorylee!

So far it's looking like no, but we haven't heard for certain one way or another. We'll update you as soon as we hear more!

Stay cool!

Tad

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Aug 8, 2019 at 2:13 a.m. Kathy Says...

we made our reservation for November in Orlando.

How much time should we allow for the experience?

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Aug 8, 2019 at 8:56 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kathy!

Allow about 20 minutes for the experience. Have fun!

Stay cool!

Tad

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Jul 15, 2019 at 2:21 p.m. Stephanie Says...

Seems like these lightsabers would be hard to fit in luggage for a plane ride home. Do they easily come apart for transport home?

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Jul 15, 2019 at 4:21 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stephanie!

We had the exact same thought, but of course, Disney was prepared! The lightsabers come with a padded case and are TSA compliant, although they may count as your carry-on. You can store them in the overhead compartment. The blade does not collapse down, but you may remove the hilt if you like.

Stay cool!

Tad

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Jul 5, 2019 at 8:21 p.m. Mark Clarke Says...

App? I was told to get a app prior to arrival with credit card info in the system and if no show nothing would be deducted. I this true or not?

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Jul 9, 2019 at 8:38 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mark!

Reservations can be made using the Disneyland app, or by going to Disneyland.com/SavisWorkshop. Savi’s will charge you $199.99 if you no show (similar to the no-show charge for dining ... just a little steeper!).

Stay cool!

Tad

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Oct 30, 2019 at 11:02 p.m. Cory Thompson Says...

We had a great time building our saber but have a few questions. Are replacement blades avail? and how do they power up? I didn’t see a battery?

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Nov 4, 2019 at 8:03 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cory!

They are powered by battery. There are lightsaber battery-changing tutorials online. You can also get more information about battery replacement and to find out about blade replacements for your specific lightsaber by emailing merchandise.guest.services@disneyparks.com.

Stay cool!

Tad

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