Does Jedi Training Academy sound like something you and your kids would love? Are you and your Star Wars loving family planning a trip to the happiest place on Earth in the near future? Did you know that your children can possibly have the opportunity to partake in Jedi training, under Jedi Masters themselves? It is true!
Your children must be between the ages of 4 and 12 in order for them to participate. But it is important to know that having tickets to Disney World does not guarantee a spot to train with the Jedis. Space is limited, so if your kiddos have their hearts set on wielding lightsabers, while donned in brown Jedi robes, here are some things to keep in mind.
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How to Get Your Kids into Jedi Training Academy
Where to Register
Jedi Training Academy: Trials of the Temple is located at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. You will need to register at the Indiana Jones Adventure Outpost. You will find it located between the 50’s Prime Time Cafe and Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! Be sure to bring your kids with you. If you try to register a spot for your child and they are not in tow, you will be turned away.
Here’s a link to the Hollywood Studios Map to help you prepare where you will need to go!
The Early Bird Gets the Worm
Trials of the Temple occur no more than fifteen times per day and are first come, first served. This means that the earlier you arrive, the better your chances will be to get your little love a training spot. Also, the earlier you sign up, the better your chances will be that you will be able to pick the time slot that works the best for you.
The last guests to sign up will have minimal choices, so unless you want to be stuck altering the rest of your day around the last Jedi Training slot that was available, you will want to get there as soon as possible. Registration begins when the park opens, so be sure to stand in line at least sixty minutes before opening – I know this sounds like a long time but I promise you that if you don’t, you may not get a spot!
As with all parts of Disney World Trips, going early is a huge advantage as well as staying late! Make sure you check out these other tips for taking young kids to Disney World if you need advice traveling with toddlers!
Consider Having an ADR (Advanced Dining Reservation)
An advanced dining reservation at Hollywood and Vine will get your feet inside the park one hour before it opens. Who would not enjoy a character breakfast to begin the day anyway? So enjoy a nice, quick breakfast with some favorite Disney characters, and then make your way to the Adventure Outpost before the park even opens.
Do Not Forget About Extra Magic Hours
If you have already planned to get to the park an hour early, to make sure you have the best chance of landing your kiddo a Jedi training academy spot, you are on the right track. But do not forget about Extra Magic Hours that open up the park early to other guests. Getting there an hour early will do you no good in this instance, as half of the slots will likely already be gone.
Do Not Get Sidetracked
On your way back to the Adventure Outpost it is likely that you will pass a character that does not have a swarm of people gathered around or restaurant that serves the massive Darth Vader cupcakes you have been hearing about. But what is more important? Reserving your child’s first come, first serve Jedi slot, or something that you can always come back to later? Remember Jedi registration first. Anything else that catches your eye, second!