ICYMI: A Disney executive showed off one of the perks of his job at SXSW!

Disney parks exec. Josh D’Amaro took the stage at SXSW in Austin and activated a real working lightsaber! Now it didn’t cut through metal or do any of that REALLY cool stuff, but he pushed a button and the light blade appeared out of nowhere. See in the video below.


“I have the coolest job in the world ... I’m holding a real lightsaber.” Josh D’Amaro, a top Disney exec, showed off a “real” retractable #lightsaber at SXSW. #cnn

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No word on whether or not these will actually be available for sale to the public, but D’Amaro said that they will be used as part of the interactive Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser experience at Walt Disney World in Florida.