• On Jan 21, 2020
    Kim from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! We are traveling in June 2020 and my 13 year old son has been saving his money to either build a droid or a custom light saber. Which experience is recommended for a 13 year old and how long does each experience take? Thank you!

    Hi, Kim!

    Welcome back to Disney Parks Moms Panel. Thanks so much for sending us your question!

    My family and I just got back from our visit to Walt Disney World, and my teen son and I thoroughly enjoyed his session at Savi's Workshop - Handbuilt Lightsabers at the Walt Disney World Resort. If your padawan chooses this option, he is going to be absolutely enthralled with his experience, too. A Gatherer will walk your son and other Guests through the storyline, and will narrate throughout this very special experience. The location is out of sight of others, too, so the visit is truly unique. The day we were there, the entire process took less than an hour. 

    A stop at Droid Depot at the Walt Disney World Resort is very cool as well, but a bit different than the lightsaber build. Prior to my family's trip, I snuck a peek at the assembly area while shopping nearby. There are parts tucked into every corner of the workshop, and they arrive right in front of your building station via conveyor belt. You can work at your own pace on this one, customizing your droid as you like. My Moms Panel buddies Shantel and Samantha confirm that you can be finished with this process in about 20-30 minutes.

    Regarding each, take a look at the minimum age recommendations for both experiences: Savi's Workshop is recommended for ages 5+; Droid Depot is recommended for ages 3+. This may help give you an idea of the complexity of each task. If your teen padawan is only going to choose one, though, I recommend Savi's Workshop. 

    Regardless of which path he chooses to take, you are both going to love your trip to the planet Batuu at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, an All-New Land! The details throughout are truly out of this world!

    Send more questions as you plan, Kim. We love to help!

thumbnail image for Andrea

Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please log in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.