No, it won't cut through metal blast doors or slice off your hand ...

*Updated on May 4, 2021:

During A Special Look Inside Disney Parks virtual event last week, Disney Parks Chairman Josh D'Amaro unveiled something that has been the fantasy of Star Wars fans for decades—a "real," retractable lightsaber.

And on May 4, in a promotional video for the Galactic Starcruiser Hotel at Walt Disney World, which launches in 2022, we got our first look at the retractable lightsaber in action! According to Walt Disney World News Today, this lightsaber could find its way to the Disney Parks in the near future, too. Check it out:

D'Amaro said that fans will "never know what we're going to come up with next," as he then, with a single push of a button on the hilt, turned on the lightsaber to reveal a true light blade. "It's real," he said.

VR/AR/Web developer Bed Ridout has created an animation to show "the concept behind the tech":

Who else wants a real, retractable lightsaber? Show of hands. Everyone? Yessss.

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