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.

Andy's Top 5 Star Wars Songs

Well, today is composer John Williams’ birthday so here is a list of my favorite Star Wars songs.

  • Duel of The Fates

    It doesn’t get much better than this one in terms of Star Wars tunes. I listen to this one right before I go for a jog. Sure my jog doesn’t necessarily warrant such an epic sound… but even the slightest amount of jogging is so difficult for me, this is appropriate

  • The Imperial March

    The theme song for the bad guys. Had to add this to the list. This is also the song that’s in my head when I’m in line to get fast food.

  • Yoda's Theme

    This one is great, and it’s the song that’s in my head after a day where my diet actually goes well.

  • Anakin VS Obi-Wan

    This one is great… and this appropriately captures the emotion of a day where I know I have to clean my bathroom.

  • The Emperor

    This is the Emperor’s theme. So evil it’s the song that’s in my head when I clean my cat’s litter box.

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