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August 23, 2016 AT 3:00 am

Disney Creating “Real” Lightsaber For Star Wars Land #StarWars #lightsaber #Disneyland

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via slashfilm

Disney has filed a patent that will put lightsabers in the hands of theme park guests, allowing them to wield them in ways never before seen — deflecting real laser blasts from animatronic stormtroopers and oncoming Imperial ships. Learn more about this possible Star Wars Land next generation real lightsabers experience, after the jump.

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But also an invisible IR beam is transmitted from the lightsaber to the drones which allow them to capture an image of the field of view and exactly where the lightsaber blades are in the 3D space. An animatronic figure will fire laser blasts at the participating audience members. The drone can project a visible light through the particulate matter toward the lightsaber, allowing the audience member to deflect a laser beam.

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