Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Mar 28, 2016
    Joni from ON 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 8 year old has severe cerebral palsy, in a wheelchair, non-verbal, with little hand control. We feel he would like to do the Jedi training, however, he is unable to hold a light saber and answer questions from the Jedi master. Can my husband help him?

    Hello, Joni!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! One of my most cherished memories is of my Padawan, who has special needs, battling Darth Maul during a Jedi training session. I remember that he smiled the entire time, even during the light saber duel!  

    You will find that Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple is wheelchair user accessible. However, parents are typically not permitted to accompany trainees on stage. After a few phone calls with Guest Relations Cast Members, I have been told that for the safety of participants and Cast Members, special arrangements must be made for parent assistance during the training show. Therefore, you will need to visit Guest Relations at Disney's Hollywood Studios to make this request and do so as soon as the theme park opens. It is important to note that this is a request, and as the Cast Members stressed to me, that there is no guarantee of arrangements. Cast Members will do their best, but there are times accommodations cannot be made. Also, keep in mind that shows are held outdoors and can be subject to cancellation in the event of inclement weather. 

    Thank you for your question, Joni. I hope your young Padawan learns the ways of Force at Jedi training and makes an unforgettable Star Wars memory. Please visit us again should you have other questions about your upcoming visit to Walt Disney World Resort.

    May the Force be with you!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Texas

Hello, I’m Missy from Texas! I love all things Disney, especially the Walt Disney World Resort. Although we visit several times a year, there’s always something new to experience, making each vacation unique. As a mom to a son with special needs, I know the importance of cherishing every park visit and look forward to helping you plan magical moments for your family! Learn More About Missy

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