Description And Comments

Staged at the Tomorrowland Terrace, Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple (known as Jedi Training Academy prior to a 2015 re-branding) recruits about 30 young volunteers and trains them to fight with a lightsaber (an elegant, if plastic, weapon). The training consists of practicing a surprisingly-long set of fencing-styles "moves," while the audience gets to enjoy the minimal comprehension by some of the youngest Jedis. Just when the training ends, villains arrive with a couple of Stormtroopers, and the young recruits meet them in "battle," with each Jedi getting his or her turn to take a whack at a Darth. The whole thing lasts about 25 minutes. It's a great photo op for parents and a major hoot for everyone else. For a London, England, mother, Jedi boot camp was a highlight of the trip:

My 8-year-old son literally cried with joy after participating in the Jedi Experience in Tomorrowland.

Touring Tips

There are two prime viewing locations: standing room on the show floor underneath the overhang, and seating at the Terrace counter service restaurant. There are only 10-20 tables with decent views of the show, so make sure to stake them out early. Otherwise, there is plenty of standing room space around the sides of the stage.

To participate, bring your prospective Padawan (ages 4-12 are eligible) to the sign-up location located at the exit to Star Wars Launch Bay, near the entrance to Autopia. We recommend doing this early in the day so that you have a wide choice of show times. (Prior to its re-opening in December 2015, participants were chosen randomly from the crowd, and it's possible that Disney will return to this model in the future.)

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