Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Apr 8, 2011
    Anne from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Aug 17-24 trip staying at POP (20th and 23rd at Hollywood studios), 2 boys ages 4 and 7 would love to do Jedi Training acadamy, Will it be available when there? And anyway to make sure they can do it? I have 8am ADR at Hollywood &Vine both days.

    Hi Anne,

    I feel the force is strong in your two young ones. The Jedi Training Academy (JTA) at Disney's Hollywood Studios (DHS) is super popular among young Padawans & I haven't heard of any plans to discontinue it. Can you imagine the uprising on the dark side if they did?!

    Guests must be between the ages of 4 & 12 to participate in the JTA. It is held several times daily. The times will be listed on your Times Guide that you pick up along with your Guide Map when you enter DHS.

    The number of participants is limited & they start registration first thing in the morning & stop once the spots are filled for the day (they usually fill up fast during peak seasons).  If this is something your sons want to participate in, head that way as soon as you finish up at Hollywood & Vine. They will need to be present with you to register. They will ask them a couple of questions to make sure they can follow some basic directions. They will each be given a slip with an assigned time to report back for training.

    They don't typically start registration until regular theme park hours so I think you'll have time to enjoy your breakfast & then head over to sign up. JTA is located near Star Tours which isn't that far from Hollywood & Vine. Registration is held near the JTA stage. There will be Cast Members there who were directing potential Padawan participants to the registration area. It isn't anything fancy or well-marked, just a Cast Member with a clipboard but they get the job done very efficiently. So while the actual sign up location may vary, it will be held near the JTA stage - just ask any Cast Member near that area.

    Wishing you many magical memories :-) Allison
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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