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  • On Apr 14, 2021
    Christi from VA Asked

    I made reservations for both my kids to build lightsabers at Savi's in June, but my youngest will be 4 when we go. Is that a problem? I plan to go with her as her guest. I don't want them to cancel our reservation because she's not 5 yet!

    Bright Suns, Christi!

    Your skill with the Force is clear. As one of the few who will be in the presence of the Gatherers to build a lightsaber and join the Cause, you are indeed among the special few. With two Jedi-in-training, I am happy to share some perspective on Savi's Workshop.

    Since 5-years old is a recommended age, your reservation should remain intact. Having said that, however, I would have some concerns with bringing a future Jedi as young as yours. First, the lighting is dim. Consider whether or not your little one does well in unfamiliar, dark spaces. Second, the timing is limited, and the build is complex. Your little one might get frustrated with the pace of the build. If possible, make a new reservation with yourself as the builder and your little one as the Guest.

    It is an AMAZING experience. Our girls were 13-years old when we did it and they were able to build their own lightsabers. My husband and I also built, and we all had to focus. So, consider this decision carefully. To complete the build, you will need to be able to focus your attention. Will your youngest be able to remain calm and focus? Also, the lightsabers are pretty heavy. I am not sure your youngest would even be able to wield the finished product. I chatted with a Cast Member about the recommended age for this experience and she stressed that the kyber crystal is a choking hazard for young children. There are other lightsabers for sale at Black Spire Outpost if you choose to find an alternative experience. We were fascinated by the selection in Dok-Ondar's Den of Antiquities. There were options more appropriate for little ones - more lightweight and manageable for young Jedi-in-Training who need to practice!

    With that said, our Resistance forces need gifted recruits to overcome the First Order. Assess your child's readiness, talk about what will happen, and if you decide to forge ahead, prepare your soon-to-be Jedi for the experience. Prepare also to practice your flying skills on Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run and join allies on Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.

    Christi, I empathize with your dilemma. About two years ago I wanted to take our girls on an experience with the recommended age of 13. They were not going to be quite 13 at the time of our visit. In the end, I chose not to take them. Although I was fairly certain they would have enjoyed the experience, I did not want to take the risk that they would disrupt the experience for other Guests. Whatever your decision, we await your visit with courage!

    Good journey,
    Donyell



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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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