• On Jan 21, 2020
    Megan from AR 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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    I'm a huge Star Wars fan and my 4 year old loves Darth Vader. We have a soft spot for redeemable villains I suppose. I know he has a meet and greet but does he allow hugs? She always hugs the blow up of him at home and will likely want to.

    Bright Suns Megan!

    It seems that Dark Side would be eager to take in such a young recruit. Who knows, maybe your daughter will even be willing to join The First Order. As a fighter for The Resistance myself, I can only hope that she too will follow the path to the Light Side and consider using the Force as a Youngling instead! As fearless as she sounds, I recommend signing her up for Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple! There she can come face to face with Darth Vader himself and use her newly trained skills to battle evil! 

    If you are looking for a photo opportunity with Darth Vader, you can find him at Star Wars Launch Bay. Inside Star Wars Launch Bay, you will be able to Encounter Darth Vader! My 2-year old daughter found herself failing at the interrogation of Lord Vader and was losing herself to the Dark Side of the Force! She even tried hugging him! She was quickly reminded that the Dark Lord of the Sith is not a hugger, and I was perfectly fine with that because I saw her future as a Padawan, not a Sith follower!

    We were able to grab a great photo with Darth Vader. In this photo you can see my daughter’s eyes locked in admiration of Lord Vader. Uh Oh! Only 2 more years until I can begin her training with the Jedis that have come before her! Enjoy your day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, we here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel cannot wait to hEAR about your adventure!

    May the Force be with you and your 4-year old!
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Meet the Panelist: Shantel, Arizona

Hi ya Pals! I'm Shantel from Arizona. I am a mom of two and a military wife. I grew up going to the parks, and now we're sharing that tradition with our kids. When I am not visiting the Walt Disney World Resort, I'm at home researching and planning for our next trip! One of my favorite things to do is search for new snacks to try, especially if they are Mickey shaped. I'm definitely living the dream my heart wished for! I cannot wait to answer your questions and help make your vacation even more magical! Learn More About Shantel

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