• On Oct 16, 2017
    Angela from IL 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.

    My son will have just turned five when we go to Disney World in May. He likes Star Wars but is not as huge a fan as many kids. Is the Power of the Park at HS tour worth the time and money? Is the stars wars themed dinner anything very special?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Angela!

    The Power of the Park Side is filled with so much Star Wars action that you may not be able to choose between the Dark and the Light side! I am going to be completely honest here, if your son is not a HUGE Star Wars fan, I might skip this tour. However, if you plan on enjoying most of the Star Wars activities at Disney’s Hollywood Studios anyway- then this tour can be a real “time-saber”! Here is what is included:

    -A viewing of Star Wars: Path of the Jedi
    -Reserved seating for Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away and March of the First Order
    -Enrollment for Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple (ages 4-12). This is important because it is VERY popular and fills up quickly!
    -A ride with little to no wait on Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
    -A meal at Backlot Express (to answer your food question, you could get this meal without purchasing the tour)
    -Star Wars Characters
    -VIP viewing of Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular fireworks show
    -A special souvenir 

    To me, the VIP viewing (which you could also get with a Dessert Party package), and the Jedi Training enrollment almost make this package worth the money. Everything else can be done at your leisure if you choose to do so. If you decide to experience the tour, you will have an "out of this world" time! My main concern is that if your son isn’t a huge fan, and is 5 years old, he may get tired.

    I hope my honest answer helps you with your decision and please come back soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Ontario

Hi! I’m Jen from Ottawa, Canada! I am a high school librarian and French teacher who also happens to be a Walt Disney World Resort enthusiast! My first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort was during my honeymoon. Now, a wife and mom of two girls, my family has since been on many memorable Disney vacations together! Learn More About Jennifer

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