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Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

May 4, 2019

With the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Star Wars is on everyone’s minds, and that includes the little ones.

Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple takes place multiple times per day in Echo Lake at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

New recruits learn how to use the force to wield light sabers. Your child will receive Jedi Training before getting the chance that every Star Wars fan lives for…the chance to come face to face with Darth Vader!

Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Who is eligible to sign up for Jedi Training?

Jedi Academy is open to children between the ages of 4 and 12.

They must be present during sign up. This is so Cast Members can be sure that your child is old enough to participate and they understand what will be required of them during the show.

Darth Vader and a Storm Trooper on stage during the Jedi Training Academy

How much does the Jedi Training Cost?

Jedi Training is completely free! While it does require reservations, it does not require any money to be put down.

This is the main reason the spots fill up so fast.

Can I reserve a spot in advance?

Unfortunately, there are no advanced reservations for Jedi Training.

You are only able to sign your child up the day of the event and reservations must be made in person.

Darth Vader and a Storm Trooper on stage during the Jedi Training Academy

How do I sign my child up for Jedi Training?

Because slots fill up very quickly, the first thing you need to do is get to the Parks EARLY!

I recommend getting to Hollywood Studios at least one hour prior to the scheduled opening time of Hollywood Studios. Technically speaking, you need to be there before Rope Drop.

As soon as you’re able, head right over to the Indiana Jones Adventure Outpost, located between the Indiana Jones Epic Spectacular! and the 50’s Prime Time Cafe.

What happens after sign up?

You will need to return to the Indiana Jones Outpost 30 minutes prior to your child’s showtime. A cast member will give you a card when you sign them up, so you won’t forget.

Cast Members get the kids all psyched for what they are going to experience and hand out robes for all the kids to wear.

One parent must stay with the child, until they go up on stage. Not only is it for the safety of the child, it also makes the kids feel better to know that someone they know is close by.

This is a great time for the remaining family members to scout out a good place to stand and take pictures. The area does get pretty crowded during the show, so you’ll be glad you grabbed your spot early.

The downside of this is that the whole area is out in the open, meaning you get the full sun beating down on you. Bring plenty of water and possibly an umbrella to limit your sun exposure.


The whole show lasts about 20 minutes.

There is an upper stage and a lower stage. If your child ends up lining up for the upper stage, they will “fight” Darth Vader. Children who line up for the lower stage “fight” Seventh Sister.

Once the show is done, your child will be rewarded for his/her bravery.

Storm Troopers in Disney's Hollywood Studios

Are there PhotoPass Photographers around to take pictures?

A PhotoPass photographer will be taking pictures during the entire show.

Like the Enchanted Tales with Belle, you will receive a card at the end of the show with all the pictures that were taken. Your MagicBand will not be scanned.

If you have purchased Memory Maker, you will just need to enter the code on the back of the card onto My Disney Experience and all the photos will show up with the rest of your photos.

Things you need to know

  • Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple relies on good weather. Since this is an outdoor show, it will be cancelled due to inclement weather. Your child will not rescheduled to another show.
  • There are no meet and greets with the Star Wars Characters after the show.
  • The only way to guarantee your child will participate in Jedi Training is to book the Star Wars Guided Tour. You even get to march with the First Order! We wrote a Post all about it, so be sure to check it out!
    • Visit Disney’s website for available times and dates for this separately ticketed Guided Tour.

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