If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a Jedi and having your own lightsaber, you will definitely want to visit Savi’s Workshop at Hollywood Studios in Disney World. There, you can build your own lightsaber under the guidance of “Gatherers” who will help you choose from one of four hilt themes.
You will then select a kyber crystal (red, blue, green, or violet) and build the hilt of your lightsaber. The workshop provides all of the materials you need, and when your lightsaber is complete, you’re ready for new adventures in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. The experience is $219.99 per lightsaber plus tax, and payment will be due the day you build your lightsaber.
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First, make a reservation to build your lightsaber at Savi’s
Building a lightsaber is an experience that many people wish to have. To build your own, you will need advanced reservations for the popular attraction in Hollywood Studios and they are limited so it’s best if you book 60 days ahead of time on the Disney Website!
There is no fee to reserve, however, you do need to use a credit card in case you are a no-show. In that case, you will be charged the entire price of the lightsaber.
There isn’t any charge when making them or showing up late as long as the cancellation occurred online beforehand by stopping at Savi’s or canceling online.
If you’re unable to grab a reservation online, you can also try your luck by visiting Savi’s Workshop in person. While there are a number of walk-up spots available, they’re first-come-first-serve and not guaranteed so I recommend arriving early if you want to do one yourself!
The reservation is for one person plus one guest so keep in mind that you will not be able to bring everyone in to watch the build. For small children that would otherwise be left unattended, Cast Members will make an exception at their discretion.
How to Build Your Own Lightsaber at Disney
Use The Force
How to find Savi’s Workshop
Located in Black Spire Outpost, finding Savi’s Workshop is not easy. The shop’s signs are written with Aurebesh so use a park map for reference. It doesn’t help that building lightsabers have been done secretively all along with either! This workshop is going to remain top secret.
The workshop is located between Droid Depot and Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities, also across from Ronto Roasters. If you end up asking around if you can build a lightsaber, you will be told that Savi only deals in “scrap metal.”
Choosing your lightsaber build
When you arrive at the workshop, you and your guest will be asked to choose a lightsaber build.
There are four build choices that you can make, each with its own color crystal. Choose wisely!
The build styles are as follows:
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.
This theme embodies the Force—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.
For a Star Wars fan, this is the best part of finding themselves in official custody. You are then given a pin to wear that symbolizes your choice of the lightsaber as well as a color-coded card that will represent the builders you’re with.
You begin with choosing the heart of your lightsaber — the kyber crystal. The crystal determines the color of your blade. The available colors are red, blue, green, or violet. You are not limited to just one color, you can purchase additional crystals at Dok-Onder’s Den of Antiquities next door.
After that, you’re able to select your hilt which will be made of parts based on the theme you chose in the beginning. The Gatherers will provide the parts so that you can start building.
All in all, here are the parts you’re working with:
- 1 hilt
- 2 emitters (pick 1)
- 4 sleeves (pick 2)
- 2 pommel caps (pick 1)
- 2 sets of activation plates and switches (pick 1 set)
The hilt will now be forged to its blade.
The Gatherers will take your lightsaber to the stabilization chamber.
Master Yoda’s voice booms through the air, filling every corner of this room with its majestic tone. “The time has come for a new generation,” he says in his antiquated language that only those who have been trained from birth can understand. The assembled builders step forward and place their hands on handles to activate their lightsabers.
Everyone raises their lightsabers and BAM, this is the best part. The feeling between the music and the humming lightsabers is unforgettable.
You will receive a sheath on the way out in order to protect your new lightsaber and keep the First Order’s hands off of it.
Now, take that new, awesome lightsaber and take a load of photos all over Batuu!
How much does it cost to build your own lightsaber at Disney?
The cost of building your own lightsaber at Disney will run you $219.99 plus tax. This includes the build, the kyber crystal, and the sheath. Keep in mind that each additional crystal will be $15.99 plus tax. If you are looking to purchase a lightsaber for someone else, Disney offers build-your-own lightsaber gift certificates.
So there you have it! Everything you need to build your very own lightsaber at Disney. Just be prepared to feel the power of the Force coursing through you when you finally raise your weapon and join the light side!
Shipping your Lightsaber Home
When you’re done building your lightsaber, the Gatherers will help you put everything in a box to take home with you.
They will also give you a kit that includes your build certificate, kyber crystal, and Savi’s Workshop pin.
Just be careful with it on the way back, it’ll be easy to lose it in your luggage.
You can definitely ship your lightsaber from Disney World to your home.
Droid Depot or Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities can have your lightsaber shipped for you. The other option is to stop at your Disney resort’s gift shop which will give you the opportunity to hold on to it until the end of your vacation!
The rate depends on where you live but we were able to ship from Orlando to New Jersey for about $17.95.
TSA does allow you to bring your lightsaber on your flight home but if you want to be super safe, check with your airlines.
Is the build your own lightsaber at Disney worth it?
In short, yes! The build your own lightsaber at Disney is an experience like no other. You not only get to build your own lightsaber, but you also go through a Jedi ceremony that is unforgettable. The cost of the build may seem a little steep, but it’s worth it for the experience alone. So if you’re looking to build your own lightsaber and feel the power of the Force, Disney is the place to be!
Getting Extra or Replacement Lightsaber Parts
What if something happens to my lightsaber and I need a replacement part?
No worries, Disney offers extra or replacement lightsaber parts.
Just head on over to Droid Depot or Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities and they will help you out.
Keep in mind that prices may vary depending on what part you need.
Important Details from Disney’s Website
- $219.99 per lightsaber, plus tax
- Payment will be due upon arrival at the location
- One lightsaber per builder per experience
- Carrying case included
- Additional customization items can be purchased at Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities
- Age Recommendation: 5 years or older
- The experience area is limited to the builder and one Guest—at least one person in the party must be age 14 or older
- Guest of the builder may not build a lightsaber when accompanying the builder
- Custom lightsabers are nonrefundable and are not eligible for Annual Passholder or other discounts
Does Disneyland still have the build your own lightsaber?
Yes, Disneyland still offers the build your own lightsaber experience. You can find all of the information you need on their website.
Keep in mind that some restrictions may apply and prices are subject to change.
Building your own lightsaber at Disney FAQ
How large is a lightsaber once it’s complete?
The glass blade is 31” long and it is inserted into a hilt that is 8-10” long so with the blade attached, it will be somewhere around 40” long. While the blade can be detached, it is not collapsible – it is one entire, complete piece.
What are the Disney World Star Wars lightsaber options?
While there is only one price to make your own lightsaber at Disney World, lightsabers that are the same are few and far between. You will have four styles of Savi’s lightsaber options to choose from, variations for each of the parts we discussed above, and at least four colors of Kyber crystals to pick from, making the customizable options unlimited.
How long does it take to build your own lightsaber?
The experience lasts 30 minutes.
Can I go into Savi’s just to look around?
No, unfortunately, you do have to go through the lightsaber building experience and cannot go in to just look around.
Disney’s build your own lightsaber is a great option for anyone who dreams of becoming a Jedi and having their very own Lightsaber. We recommend taking the time to build it at Disney if you can but know that there are other options available as well. If you’re looking for an experience like no other and want to build your own custom lightsaber,