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Staged at the Tomorrowland Terrace Theater, Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple recruits 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-style moves while the audience gets to enjoy the minimal comprehension by some of the youngest Jedis. Just when the training ends, Darth Vader and the Seventh Sister (a sinister Inquisitor character from the Star Wars Rebels cartoon, voiced by Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Sarah Michelle Gellar) arrive, and the young recruits meet them in “battle,” with each Jedi getting his or her turn to take a whack at a Darth. The show was updated in 2016 with a new ending, where a Jedi apprentice faces off against Kylo Ren from The Force Awakens. The updated finale lacks the acrobatics of the old Darth
My 8-year-old son literally cried with joy after participating in the Jedi experience in Tomorrowland. You advise sitting in the front two rows to be picked, but actually, they picked my son only after my husband launched him onto his shoulders to draw their attention. I noticed that they especially picked other kids on their parents’ shoulders.
The show was updated in 2016 with a new ending, where a Jedi apprentice faces off against Kylo Ren from The Force Awakens. The updated finale lacks the acrobatics of the old Darth Maul version, but Ren gets a rise out of the audience with his lightsaber temper tantrums.
There are two prime viewing locations: standing room on the show floor underneath the overhang, and seating at the Tomorrowland Terrace restaurant. Only 10–20 tables have 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.
Disneyland now requires you to register your child in advance if he or she wants to participate in Jedi Training. Sign-up is at the entrance to Star Wars Launch Bay and begins at the park’s official opening time, though guests begin lining up as soon as early entry begins. Arrive as early as possible if your Padawan wants to test his or her midi-chlorians because all spots typically fill up in well under an hour.
Other Attractions in Tomorrowland
- Astro Orbitor
- Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters
- Disneyland Monorail
- Disneyland Railroad Tomorrowland Station
- Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage
- Hyperspace Mountain
- Star Tours: The Adventures Continue
- Star Wars Launch Bay
- Star Wars: Path of the Jedi