Jedi Training Academy is a guest interactive show that is held several times each day at the Tomorrowland Terrace Stage and lasts about 25 minutes. Be sure to check your times guide for specific show times. The Jedi Council is looking for young padawans to train in the ways of the Jedi. A Jedi Master and Knights will randomly select about 20 volunteers (ages 4-12) from the audience to participate. If chosen, your child will don a brown Jedi robe and recite the Jedi Oath. Safety rules are explained and students are given a training light saber. (Please note, the robe and light saber are on loan to the students for the training session and must be returned to the Jedi Knights upon completion of the course.) Students are taught how to handle a light saber and trained in ancient battle techniques.
We arrived about 30 minutes before the first show and were one of the first families to arrive. This gave us front and center seating. There are no benches or seats, we just sat behind the blue line on the ground. Honestly, I welcome any opportunity to sit in the Disney parks. This may be the perfect time for a churro treat, souvenir shopping at The Star Trader or for some in your party to experience an attraction. Autopia and Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters are nearby.
Each child was given a chance to battle Darth Vader or Darth Maul. Students are not given a choice as to whom they battle, they were assigned a line, either Vader or Maul. It seemed, in our case, that the younger children fought Vader and the older children fought Maul. My guess is that Maul is pretty scary and intense and they do not want the little ones to be scared.
The Jedi stay with the students during their battle scene and then escort them back to the group of padawans. At the end of the show, children will return their robe and light saber and receive a certificate of participation.
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