Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple, in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, is as popular as ever. With the recent additions of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and The Mandalorian, there is a whole new generation of Star Wars fans.
But, just like mostly everything else at Walt Disney World, making sure your child can participate takes a little bit of planning.
The Sign Up Process
Know the Rules
The most important part of the sign up process is knowing the rules.
Disney Cast Members want to ensure the safety of each Guest. So, if your child does not meet the criteria, they will be not allowed to go on stage.
- Must be between 4 and 12 years old
- Children must be present at the time of sign up
- Parents don’t go on stage with their children. So, each child must understand what is expected of them
Get to Hollywood Studios EARLY
The most important part of the sign up process is getting to the Park early.
1 hour before opening used to be plenty of time. But, now you’re dealing with the crowds for Rise of the Resistance and Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway.
So, the earlier you can get to the Park, the better your chances are at getting a spot for your child.
Signing your child up
Once the gates open, you will want to head straight for a Cast Member at the Indiana Jones Adventure Outpost. This is located between the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! and 50’s Prime Time Cafe.
Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple happens multiple times during the day. You’ll be given a choice of which showing you will want your child to attend. But, since families are already in the Park, the earlier shows do fill up the fastest.
If later times is all that is left, you’re not obligated to stay in the Park the whole day. As long as you have your child back before showtime, you’re welcome to go wherever you wish.
You are expected back at the Indiana Jones Adventure Outpost 30 minutes before showtime. This allows Cast Members to talk to your kids, so they know what they will be doing in the show. It’s also at this time that they will be given a robe and their light saber.
One parent must stay with their child. But, other members of the family should use this time to stake out a prime location to watch the show and take photos.
As luck would have it, we always seem to end up trying to cross the Park during one of these shows. Let me tell you, this show does draw a crowd! No one can resist watching little ones battle Darth Vader.
The show only lasts about 20 minutes. Once your child has “battled” one of the Star Wars characters, they will be given a reward for their bravery.
If you can’t get a good picture of your child, a PhotoPass photographer is there to take photos during the show, much like Enchanted Tales with Belle in Magic Kingdom.
Once the show is over, the PhotoPass photographer will pass out a small card with a code on it to the parents. Enter the code into your My Disney Experience account and the photos will appear on your account.
These photos are included with your purchase of Memory Maker. If you haven’t purchased the photo package, these photos will appear with a watermark over them.
Is Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple moving to Galaxy’s Edge?
With Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge now open, I wasn’t sure if the Jedi Training Academy would continue. Or perhaps they would receive a new location in Batuu.
But, seeing as it’s still on Walt Disney World’s website, I have to assume that they’re still running the show in it’s original location. But, if anything changes, you bet I will want to know about it.