How Supply Shortages Are Impacting Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disney World

The COVID-19 global pandemic has impacted Disney World (and vacationers) in a lot of different ways.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

While there are the obvious things that haven’t returned to “normal” (like hotels, restaurants, and experiences that remain closed), there are some other unexpected things that will make your Disney vacation look a little different right now. And, if you’re planning to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you might find yourself disappointed for an unexpected reason.

You may have noticed that shelves at your local stores look a bit emptier recently as a result of global supply chain shortages and we’ve been noticing the same thing at Disney World. In fact, one store in Hollywood Studios closed back in November 2021 due to a lack of inventory.

Station closed because lightsabers were sold out

But, it’s not just the smaller Disney World stores that have been impacted by these shortages — over in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge we’ve been seeing some BIG changes arrive at select stores that you’ll want to know about.

Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities

One of the first stores to be impacted in Galaxy’s Edge was Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities. Here you can traditionally find a large collection of lightsabers from different Jedi and Sith in the Star Wars galaxies that make for an epic souvenir to bring home — but, several of the most popular lightsabers have been sold out on and off for the past 6 months or so.

Dok-Ondar’s

For example, back in September 2021, we noticed that Rey Skywalker’s, Darth Vader’s and Dart Tyranus’s (Count Dooku) lightsabers were restocked and when we checked with a Cast Member they shared that they had been sold out for almost four (!!) months.

Rey, Darth Maul, and Darth Vader Lightsabers

Plus, even the Jedi and Sith Holocrons have been hard to come by for a little while now.

The Holocrons might be sold out when you visit

Savi’s Workshop

The next shop in Galaxy’s Edge to face stock shortages recently is Savi’s Workshop. Traditionally, guests who reserve the pricey experience walk away with their very own custom lightsaber and carrying case. However, in early January we started noticing that guests were carrying around their lightsaber in a plastic bag rather than the black fabric case.

Lightsaber carrying cases are currently not available

We stopped by Savi’s Workshop to do some investigating and a Cast Member shared that the carrying cases are not available because of a supply issue. In the meantime, guests are being given a plastic bag for lightsaber storage or told that they can purchase a separate lightsaber carrying case next door at Dok-Ondar’s for $50.

Lightsaber carrying case at Dok Ondar’s

Disney has altered their pricing for the time being, so guests can expect to get a 10% discount off the price of the full experience (which is $219.99) until the carrying cases are back in stock.

Learn More About the Supply Issues at Savi’s Workshop HERE!

Droid Depot

And, the most recent casualty of the supply shortages facing the planet of Batuu in Disney World is Droid Depot. If you’re not familiar with the droid building experience, for the price of $99.99, guests can select custom parts to assemble a droid that is then paired with a remote control.

Droid Depot

According to Disney’s website, the price includes a carrying box and instructions, but once again we’re noticing something a bit different — guests are carrying them around in plastic Disney World bags.

Droids are being packaged in plastic bags

When we spoke with a Cast Member, they explained that they are sold out of boxes temporarily and are instead bagging the droids when guests check out. But, unlike Savi’s Workshop, Disney is not offering a discount for the inconvenience.

These might protect your droids from rain a bit better though!

So far, these are the only three shops that we’ve seen impacted by supply shortage so you’ll want to keep this in mind if you’re visiting soon. Of course, we’ll continue to keep an eye out for more updates on stock issues in Disney World, so be sure to stay tuned to AllEars for the latest!

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2 Replies to “How Supply Shortages Are Impacting Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disney World”

  1. They were out of the Droid boxes back in November, which was frustrating because those bad boys are heavy to carry around in a flimsy plastic bag. They were also out of all the Dark Side light sabers, which helped my wallet… Hope they have Darth Vader’s back when we return again this November.