What Star Wars fan never wanted to wield a lightsaber and be a Jedi in the fight against the Sith? I know I wanted. It would be great if there was a ?Jedi Training? waiting for me after school.
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However, you can't make that dream come true now, can you? I mean, between work and day-to-day obligations, how much time do we have to save the galaxy?
But jokes aside, the dream of being a Jedi is something anyone who has watched the Star Wars movies has. It's natural for any fan.
And if your kids like to Star Wars and dream of joining Luke, Rey and the other Jedi, now they can with Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple, a cool Disney attraction.
To find out how it works, read on!
What is Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple?
Let's start at the beginning: what is Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple anyway? The attraction is, in a nutshell, Jedi training for children.
Young people who manage to sign up to participate in the presentation (more on that shortly) gain the opportunity to learn how to fight like a Jedi.
They learn to handle a lightsaber with some Disney instructors, who play Padawans and Jedi masters on the show.
To participate in Trials of the Temple, the child must be over 2 years and under 12 and know at least a little English to understand the instructions and commands of the activity monitors.
How is the Trials of the Temple attraction?
Now that we've explained what Jedi Training is, let's talk about how the attraction happens and what to expect from it.
Initially, Trials of the Temple shows start every 30 minutes or an hour. It takes about 20 minutes from beginning to end of the presentation.
In the beginning, the children are taken to the assembled space and given their lightsabers, to begin their training.
The monitors, who play Jedi Masters and Padawans, teach children how to use the lightsaber and make some simple attacks, in addition to defending themselves against enemies.
You can rest assured that everything is very simple and nothing dangerous. Therefore, your child is not at risk of getting hurt. I don't think I've ever seen a child cry in Trials of the Temple.
The older ones, for example, do activities with children of the same age, precisely so they don't have problems like that.
After young people learn to use the lightsaber, they move on to learning Force techniques. The monitors teach some moves and, together, the students must open the doors of the Jedi Temple to practice using the Force.
Once everything is done, the exciting part begins. The monitors explain that the Jedi Temple where they are has the ability to embody people's fear so that they can face them and overcome this challenge.
They ask who there is afraid of Star Wars villains and, at that moment, two of them appear: Darth Vader and the Seventh Sister (villain from Star Wars Rebels).
At that point, the youngsters must fight the two villains using the techniques they learned in training.
Again, there's no need to worry: the presentation is well-organized and there's little risk for children.
After Darth Vader and the Seventh Sister are defeated, one of the Padawans who monitor the activity comes forward and says that his greatest fear is another.
In the old days, his biggest fear was Darth Maul, who appears in Star Wars Episode I. Now, he quotes Kylo Ren, from the most recent trilogy.
Obviously, Kylo Ren appears to face the Padawan, in a beautiful presentation. Young people help fight too, until they defeat the villain and celebrate.
After playtime, kids can build a lightsaber of their own in Trials of the Temple.
There are 4 lightsaber options to choose from:
- Single: $$26.99;
- Single deluxe: $$29.99;
- Double: $$41.99;
- Deluxe Double: $$46.99.
It's a little more expensive treat, but it's worth it to make the kids happy. And, let's face it, even the adults will want to play with the lightsabers afterwards.
How to secure seats on the Disney attraction?
In order to have greater control of the attraction and ensure that no children get hurt, Disney limits the number of Jedi Training participants per performance.
In addition, the number of shows per day is also limited. That is: there are only a few openings per day for your children.
Therefore, it is necessary to register on the day you are at Hollywood Studios in order to participate in Jedi Training. The good part is this: you can sign up for a time, but schedule participation for later.
So what we recommend is the following: as soon as the park opens, you should go directly to the Indiana Jones Adventure Outpost (it's between the 50's Prime Time Cafe and Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!) To sign up.
Attention: all children who are going to participate must be present when signing up, okay? It's no use leaving the child somewhere and going there alone. The child must be with you at the time.
So, first thing in the morning, you sign up. If you want, you can get the children to participate in the first presentations. If not, you can schedule it to go later.
Just one detail: as it's an outdoor show, it can be canceled because of the rain. And in Orlando, it can start raining out of nowhere, without warning.
Therefore, what we recommend is to do the activity as soon as possible to avoid the risk of rain.
That way, when you're putting together your activity schedule for your day at Hollywood Studios (we can help with that!), don't forget to put Trials of the Temple first if your kids are Star Wars fans.
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