July 17, 2017

Jedi Training - Disney Studios

On our trip to Disney Studios this year, we took our daughter to be part of the Jedi Training.

What is Jedi Training

From Disney:

Jedi Knights have assembled Force-sensitive children from throughout the galaxy to test their abilities. Under the tutelage of the Jedi, the recruits learn how to use the Force - and their wit - to wield lightsabers. Now that the Empire has driven the Jedi to the distant corners of the galaxy, the training must proceed in secret at ancient Jedi temples.

Jedi Training

Things that we Learned

General information
  • Anyone can participate in Jedi Training, it is a first come first serve basis.
  • Your best opportunity to get a good time is to arrive at the park at least 45 mins before the park opens.
  • The Jedi training may get canceled due to inclement weather.
  • While waiting in line, your best to the wait on the left turnstiles
  • You need to go to the area near the Indiana Jones for registration.
  • While waiting in line, confirm the registration location.
  • The Jedi needs to be present when signing up a registration time. Keep that in mind when rushing to register after the park opens.
  • I found it easier to carry my daughter than to have her walk fast.
  • Make sure to have a couple of times in mind. I suggest doing it early in the day that way you don't have to work around the time in the park.
Jedi Prep
  • Before meeting Darth Vader, the training cadets have to line up at the place of registration.
  • They will get their outfits and sit and wait for everyone to show up.
  • Plan to arrive a few minutes before the suggested time.
  • They then will march over to Star Tours area for some training and then the big battle
  • Hot Tip: You are best to split the party and have some people waiting at the Star Tours area stage. While it’s cute to watch the kids march over, you're better off having a better position at the battle. (This is a lesson learned as other people did this and we missed out on great shots.)
Jedi Training
  • There are two stage platforms where the trainees will be practicing. There’s no way to know which one they will be on.
  • You best bet is to stand in the middle of the two platforms.
  • The children will spend some time with some basic life saber maneuvers.
The Battle
  • There will be several people coming out before Darth Vader. When it’s his turn to come out, they make sure everyone knows.
  • The battle with Darth Vader will be quick. Each child will be able to fight him.
  • There are about 3-4 moves that they will perform against Darth Vader
  • A Disney Photographer will be there to take pictures.
  • After the battle the children will get reunited with their parents.
  • The children do not get to keep the lifesaver that they used in the battle.

There are some merchants that sell Life Sabers around the Star Tours ride. Some of these look exactly like the ones that were used in the Jedi training.

While the children might be excited to get one. Just think of how you plan on getting that home. Earlier this year I blogged about the successful experience we had with getting it home.

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