This was our kid’s first trip to Disney and we were celebrating my son’s 6th Birthday. Our number one priority of the trip was to get him into Jedi Training. I had done my research and knew that the best chances of us getting into the park early and to the front of the line, was a breakfast reservation at Hollywood and Vine. Since the restaurant was fully booked, I used the Disney Dining App to alert me when a reservation opened up and was eventually able to score us a reservation for 8:15 AM.
The gates don’t open until 9 and people run to get in line for Jedi Training. You can only get into the park early if you have a dining reservation. They actually let us sign up for Jedi Training before breakfast so all the stress of running to get in line was out of the way.
You can’t sign up for Jedi Training online and it is first come first serve. The sign up table is next to the Indiana Jones Outpost, so as soon as the park opens, hoof it over and get in line.
A few things to note: all participants have to be present at time of sign up. Also, the show gets cancelled if it rains. And if you are not there at exactly what time you need to be there, your kid’s spot will be given to a standby child.
I really didn’t want to tell my son too many details about it because I didn’t want him to be crushed if it never happened. When I told him, he was a little nervous about the thought of fighting Darth Vadar, so I showed him a clip of it on YouTube so he would know what to expect. My younger son would have peed his pants when those doors opened and Vadar walked out so we didn’t sign him up.
When you sign up, you will have several show times throughout the day to choose from. Peek at the show times before hand so you know what your top choices are because they may not all be available if they fill up.
You will be given a ticket with a time on it. You have to show up 30 minutes early for training and to get dressed in a Jedi robe. Then the kids march through the park to the stage in front of the Star Tours ride while they shout “Make way for the Jedi!”
The stage has two levels. When the doors opened up and Darth Vadar walked out of a cloud of smoke, I was actually shocked no kids went running.
Darth Vadar fights the older kids on the top stage and the lower stage has a different villain. My son faught Kylo Ren and it was awesome. Each child takes a turn hitting the villain with a light saber and the kids eventually defeat them with the force.
I literally had tears in my eyes, because watching your kid’s dreams come true is just the best thing ever. I am not going to lie- I was so jealous, I wished I could have done it!!! Jedi Training was for sure the highlight of the trip for all of us.
A few things to note: Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is due to open in the fall of 2019. Once that opens, I am sure all of these details will change.
Also, I talk about the Disney Photo Pass in my post about planning a trip to Disney and Jedi Training is a perfect example of why you should invest in this. There were two professional photographers working this event and they got pictures of my son that I would never have gotten from my vantage point. I will cherish the pictures that I got from Jedi Training forever because it was such a special memory.
For more information on Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple, click here.
To see my son defeat Kylo Ren, see below!
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