Disney Has Raised the Price on Savi’s Workshop ‘Build Your Own Lightsaber’ Experience

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Well Disney has done it again. This time they have raised the price of building your own lightsaber at Savi’s Workshop by $20. The lightsabers weren’t even worth the $200 they were charging for them before.  Now they’re $219.99.

For those that don’t what what I’m referring to. Savi’s Workshop is located in Galaxy’s Edge at Disney Parks. There you could schedule a time to build a “custom” lightsaber at the workshop.

When it opened people were mad because if you missed your time slot you would still be charged the full price of the lightsaber (then $200).

Cancellations 
A valid, accepted credit card number is required at the time of booking. You must cancel at least one day prior to your reservation to avoid a per builder cancellation fee. If you fail to timely cancel and are a no-show, the credit card provided at the time of reservation will be charged the full price per builder.

To top it off many people were complaining about how they would break not long after.

Now they have reopened the experience and are charging 10% more for the already overpriced pieces (you can’t even use an AP discount on these.) Not to mention that if you want to make it cool or customized you have to buy even more overpriced pieces at Doc Ondar’s.

Here’s what the lightsaber comes with it:

  • $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

When you build your lightsaber you get to choose one of four themes and one of four colors:

  • 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.

The Gatherers will now help you select the heart of your lightsaber—the kyber crystal, which is available in red, blue, green or violet.

Next, begin assembling your hilt—parts will be provided based on your theme and cloisonné pin. Each box 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)

Upon hilt completion, the unused parts will be collected by the Gatherers and returned to Savi’s inventory. These are not included with your lightsaber package.

Finally, the Gatherers will masterfully connect your hilt to a 31” lightsaber blade so you’re ready for anything the galaxy puts in your path!

I’m sorry. It might worth the experience for some, but as other people pointed out, that’s a car payment.  They are not worth the expense, especially when you can go to other places and pay the same or less for a much better quality piece.

Sorry Disney. It was already too much. Raising it more is nothing something I’ll cheer about.

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Kambrea Pratt
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