Your kids (younglings) can be part of the Star Wars rebellion action at Hollywood Studios when they train and ultimately defeat the powers of the Dark Side at Jedi Training Academy.
What is the Jedi Training Academy at Disney’s Hollywood Studios?
Kids ages 4-12 are can train with Jedi Knights and learn how to use the Force and operate a lightsaber. They’ll later use what they learn to defeat Darth Vader and Kylo Ren.
How to Sign up for Trials of the Temple Jedi Training Academy
Jedi Training Academy is offered on a first come, first serve basis. Hopeful younglings and their guardians should arrive early to sign up.
Upon entering Hollywood Studios and going through bag check, keep left. Walk around Echo Lake toward the 50s Prime Time Cafe. Sign-ups are held at Indiana Jones Outpost.
Depending on your arrival time, you can either choose your spot or you will need to take whichever spot(s) are available.
Your child will be asked a series of easy questions to ensure they’re up for the challenge. Once their spot is secured, you’ll be advised on when to return to the outpost.
We chose an 11 a.m. time slot for Zac and had to be back to the Indiana Jones Outpost at 10:20 a.m.
What to Expect at Jedi Training Academy
Upon returning to the Indiana Outpost at your scheduled time, parents will recieve a Disney Photopass card. Disney photographers take photos throughout the entire event. The convenience of Disney Photopass allows you to sit back and enjoy the experience along with your child without worrying about getting that shot just right.
The Disney Photopass links easily to your My Disney Experience where you can download and purchase the photos you choose.
Once I received our card, my husband headed over the the temple to find the optimal viewing spot for us. While I stayed nearby my son went through the initial introduction to training with the Jedi Knights and then we all marched to the temple.
Brave younglings are led by Jedi Knights, including Qui-Gon Jinn and taught exactly how to use their lightsabers. They’re instructed on which moves they’ll need to make to defeat the Darth Vader and Kylo Ren.
After they off against the villians the Padawan return their robes and lightsabers, get a commemorative badge and are on their way!
NOTE: Because Trials of the Temple: Jedi Training Academy is an outdoor stage show, it can be canceled in inclement weather.