Jedi Training Academy

Jedi Training Academy

written by Jennifer Hart, specialist in Disney Destinations

Calling all Padawans….to the Jedi Training Academy at Hollywood Studios.  The Jedi Training Academy is a 30-minute session that takes place near Star Tours.  Junior Jedi knights between the ages of 4-12 learn to use the Force as they prepare to meet the Dark Side.  May the Force be with you!

The show begins with the ever familiar Star Wars music as a robed and hooded figure emerges onto the stage.  After pacing back and forth, he throws back his hood to reveal that he is the Jedi Master.  The young Padawans have been outfitted in brown robes,  and are led onto the stage by the Master’s assistant.  The Jedi Master spends a few minutes talking about the importance of what they are about to do and has them repeat the Jedi Oath.  There is a short lesson on how to activate the light saber, followed by the Master teaching them a short light saber routine.

All of a sudden the Jedi Master senses that there is a disturbance in the Force.  The Padawans are ushered over to the side and the doors open.  Out step two Stormtroopers—could Darth Vader himself be far behind?   Smoke billows through the doors, and out steps Darth Vader.  Vader stalks back and forth across the stage, making threats and encouraging the Padawans to join him on the Dark Side.  The Jedi Master tells Vader that the Padawans will never go to the Dark Side.  Then one by one they are given the chance to take the ultimate test to see if they can defeat the Dark Side!  The Jedi Master makes humorous comments through the different match ups and eventually the Padawans send Vader away.  The Jedi Master praises them for their bravery and each Padawan is given a certificate proclaiming that they are true Jedi Knights.

How to Sign up:

Potential Padawans are to report to the queue outside the ABC Sound Studio at park opening. Twelve guests between the ages of 4 and 12 years of age will be selected for each show. The young Jedis-to-be are then instructed to arrive 30 minutes prior to the assigned show so that they can receive further special instructions. Be there early! The Academy has limited capacity, so it’s first come, first sabered.  You must sign up to participate in the shows.

Things to Know:

  • Be sure to check the Times Guide at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for the schedule and show times.
  • Since this is an outdoor show, it is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather.
  • Show times are subject to change.

A PhotoPass Photographer takes a bunch of photos throughout the show and gives each child/parent a special Jedi Photo Pass Card.  You can load these to your Photo Pass account when you get home.  Or stop at a Photo Pass Location to have some printed out.

May the Force be with you!!


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