I could also call this “The day I ran through a park practically carrying my seven year old, B carrying J, and I yelled at two people trying to cut in line.” Or we could call it “The hottest day ever to put kids in heavy robes and expect them to participate in physical activities.” You take your pick. Jedi Training was on the boys (and let’s be honest, B’s) bucket list for Disney. So here is a little more about our experience…
We arrived at Hollywood Studios an hour before park opening, ran through the park, and then stood in line for twenty minutes to sign up. Then at the time the boys got (a morning time thank goodness), we had to arrive back thirty minutes before this time, so they could get lined up. I honestly think the coolest part of the Jedi Training is that they march the kids through the park to the amphitheater yelling “Out of the way, young Jedi’s in training!” And arriving moves to the side and cheers for them. That alone was cool. Once at the amphitheater they do a whole show and they get to fit either Darth Vader or the Seventh Sister (otherwise known by J as “NOT DARTH VADER”).
A kind picture taking cast member told us to get in the left line to fight Darth Vader. This was not the right line. So, the boys did not get to actually fight Darth Vader, but they did get to see him and Kylo Ren, which terrified J, but he held it together pretty well.
And they got to use the force against him:
Overall it is a really cool experience, but you do have to put in quite a bit of park time to do this. From start to finish this took up most of our morning at Hollywood Studios and by the end the boys were tired and we ended up going back to the hotel for a bit before dinner.
**Most pictures in this post are from our purchase of Memory Maker from Disney World, definitely a worth expenditure!**