Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Feb 16, 2012
    Lori from NY 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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    My 7 yo is a huge Star Wars fan. We are coming in April. Other than the Jedi training, what else should we not miss? I read something about a build your own light saber? Any info would be great!

    Hi Lori,

    My 8-year old Son is a Star Wars fan too and always really enjoys our visits to Disney's Hollywood Studios.

    Aside from the fantastic Jedi Training Academy, I would also recommend that you experience the Star Tours attraction which is now presented in brilliant digital 3-D. There are a huge number of different Star Tours adventures to experience including multiple storylines and locations so riding once is not enough for any Star Wars fan!

    I'm sure that your little Padawan will delight in building his very own lightsaber. This can be done at the gift shop as you exit the Star Tours attraction or inside the Once Upon a Toy shop at Downtown Disney. The experience takes guests through nine steps in which they choose every part of their lightsaber, including the color of the blade, sleeve rings, hilt sleeves and ignition switches. Each lightsaber features authentic Star Wars sound effects, and guests can select colored crystals and filters to cast the legendary glow of the lightsaber blade (purple, green, red or blue) It really is a lot of fun!

    It looks as though you will just miss out on Star Wars Weekends which is an annual special event held at Disney's Hollywood Studios. The weekends will be held from 18 May 2012 to 10 June 2012. Perhaps you could consider a future visit to Walt Disney World so that your Son would be able to enjoy all that the Star Wars Weekends have to offer. 

    May the force be with you!
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