Sep 192012

When you get in trouble and you don’t know right from wrong
Give a little whistle! Give a little whistle! – Jiminy Cricket


Q.  My 8-year-old son is Star Wars crazy!  How can we make sure he gets to battle Darth Vader in the Jedi Training Academy at Disney’s Hollywood Studios?   Thanks for your help!  (Submitted by Christy W.) 

Hi Christy!

The Jedi Training Academy is such a fun experience!  I know many adults who wish they could participate in this experience.  Alas, you must be between the ages of around 4 to no older than 12.

So, what is the Jedi Training Academy?  For those who are unaware, it is a show that takes place outside of Star Tours and came about because of the popularity it saw during Star Wars Weekends. The attraction offers guests the opportunity for kids to enlist with the Jedi Order and become a Jedi Padawan.  The show teaches kids some moves of how to best handle a light saber.  Then, Darth Vader comes out to duel with each participant.

The way to sign up now for the attraction is different than it was when the attraction first opened.  Now, guests must go to the Sounds Dangerous area for sign ups.  You must sign up as soon as you possibly can because spots do fill up quickly. The shows are often completely full by lunch time.  Your child does need to be with you in order for them to sign up.  You will be asked a few simple questions and then you will be given a time to return for your child’s show.  Once your child’s show time rolls around you will need to arrive at the designated return area where they will be given the tools to participate.

This is a great show. Even if your child does not get to participate, make sure to catch it at some point during your trip.  Show times are 9:20 am, 10:10 am, 11:00 am, 11:50 am, 12:40 pm, 1:20 pm, 1:50 pm, 2:20 pm, 3:40 pm, 4:10 pm, 4:40 pm, 5:30 pm, 6:20 pm, 7:10 pm & 8:00 pm.  (Keep in mind this could potentially change at any time.  Check your times guide for exact times while you are in the park!)

Have a great trip and may the force be with you!

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