If your children are Star Wars fans, then Disney World’s Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple at Hollywood Studios is something that you cannot miss. In this post, I am going to share how to sign up for Jedi training, what it is like, my best tips for getting the most out of this experience.
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Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple
Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple is an interactive show for children ages 4-12. Pre-registration is required the day of at the Indiana Jones Adventure Outpost. Children are introduced to the concept of The Force, get some group training using their lightsabers, and then battle some Dark Side Foes.
Check-in is 30 minutes prior to the show back at the Indiana Jones Adventure Outpost. The younglings get fitted for a robe and are lent a lightsaber after they are checked in. The younglings then march over to the stage which is to the left of Star Tours. I thought the children marching and chanting was super cute! The children are divided into 2 groups once at the stage, some standing on the upper stage some on the ground. Each youngling has a circle to stand on so they know what to do.
Under the guidance of the Jedi, the recruits learn how to use the Force and their lightsabers. They are taught several moves. If your child does not know anything about the Force, they can pick up on it in this demonstration.
From the Temple, Darth Vader and Kylo Ren appear and the children each take their turn battling one of them.
After the younglings fight the Dark Side foes, Vader tries to get the kids to join him by invoking anger. The Jedi teach the children to let go of their anger and fear. The kids are instructed to put their lightsabers on the ground and to just use the force to get Darth Vader away. The Jedi also ask those watching to participate.
Jedi Training Registration Tips
A lot of articles online about Jedi Training registration say that the kids need to be present during registration. This may be true but that is not something I encountered. I was able to register the two kids in my party. I just needed to know their ages and names. Actually, they only asked for the first name and last initial. Maybe it is one of those “your experience may vary” situations but I did ask the Cast Member at the start of the line and had no problems.
Your child should be able to understand and carry out basic instructions for this experience.
Get to Hollywood Studios Early
The day I went to Disney’s Hollywood Studios the park officially opened at 9 am. Cast Members started letting guests through the gates at 8:30 but were blocking off entrances to Toy Story Land and Sunset Boulevard. I headed towards the sign-up spot and they were already registering younglings. I think I waited 15-20 minutes so I was signed up before the park even officially opened.
Some people even get early morning breakfast reservations to get a better chance of getting a spot. Hollywood and Vine Disney Junior Play n’ Dine is a great choice if your kids are still into Disney Junior!
What if there are extra magic hours in the morning of the day you want to participate? Training registration opens when the park does so those staying on property on those days do have a better chance of participating.
Know Where the Registration Is
If you have never been to Hollywood Studios before, study a Disney Park map so you know directly where to go. Registration is at the Indiana Jones Adventure Outpost located between the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! and the 50’s Prime Time Café.
Be Prepared to Alter Your Touring Plan
Since this registration is a first-come, first-served experience you may not get the time you envisioned in your head. Plan to be flexible if this experience is a must-do. Luckily since I was super early, my availability was open. Make sure to section out an hour of time.
Jedi Training is Better at Dusk
While the experience is fun no matter what, participating in the training at dusk or in the evening is best since the lightsabers light up.
Get Memory Maker
Photopass Photographers take awesome pictures of every kid and of the story. If you buy Memory Maker, you get access to all those pictures. In my party, since a lot of photos were taken care of one person was able to get the whole experience on video as well.
Max Out the Experience
Since children can dress up, they can bring their favorite Star Wars costume along. I have seen several Rey costumes during the many, many shows I have watched.
Children do not get to keep the lightsabers they train with. After the show your child and build one for $25- $40 depending on the style your child chooses.
Let’s discuss! Have your kids ever participated in Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple? What was their favorite part?