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  • On Mar 7, 2011
    Elizabeth from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    To get a child into the Jedi Training Academy is it important to get them there first thing in the morning, or is it thatbthey need to be dressed up and holding signs and stuff? I've seen both explanations on this board and just want to do what we can.

    Hi Elizabeth,

    The Jedi Training Academy (JTA) at Disney's Hollywood Studios (DHS) is out of this world fun for kids!

    Guests must be between the ages of 4 & 12 to participate in the JTA. 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 son/daughter wants to participate in, head that way first. He/she will need to be present with you to register. They will ask him/her a couple of questions to make sure he/she can follow some basic directions.  

    After completing their training, each participant "battles" Darth Vader. It is held several times a day. JTA is located near Star Tours. When we were there, they were holding registration under the Star Tours sign in what would have been the queue if the attraction wasn't currently undergoing a major reimagining. There were several Cast Members there who were directing potential Padawans participants to the registration area. It wasn't anything fancy or well-marked, just a Cast Member with a clipboard but they got the job done very efficiently. So while the actual sign up location may vary, it will be held in an area near the JTA stage - just ask any Cast Member near that area.

    The times for JTA will be listed on your Times Guide that you pick up along with your Guide Map when you enter DHS. There will be a PhotoPass Photographer during the show getting shots of all of the participants.  Following the session, be sure to stop by to get a slip of paper with instructions on how to get those pictures added to your PhotoPass.

    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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