Description And Comments

Jedi Training Academy is staged several times daily to the left of the Star Tours building entrance, opposite Backlot Express. If you want your young Skywalkers-in-training to appear on stage, visit the sign-up area at the ABC Sound Studio building (across from Star Tours) as early in the morning as possible; also, cast members are sometimes stationed outside the entrance just before and after the park opens. Spots go quickly and are first-come, first-served and are for kids 4 - 12 years old only.

A Windham, New Hampshire, mother of three describes a common conundrum:

I'm guessing many families will have to chose between racing to Toy Story Mania! to ride or racing to sign up for Jedi Training Academy (children MUST be present at sign-up). We hopped on TSM, then crossed the park to sign up for Jedi Training Academy. By the time we got there, we were pushed to the 2:20 p.m. show, which eliminated the possibility of leaving for a nap after lunch.

Once on stage, these miniature Jedi are trained in the ways of The Force and do battle against Darth Vader. If all this sounds too intense, it's not - Storm Troopers provide comic relief and, just as in the movies, the good guys always win.

Touring Tips

Surprisingly popular, given that Disney hasn’t promoted it at the same level of hype as other shows. In the summer, grab drinks at Backlot Express, right next door, about 20 minutes before the show starts.

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Special Comments

To sign up your children to go on stage, visit the ABC Sound Studio building (next to the American Idol Experience) early in the morning: spots are first come, first served.

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