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Old 01-10-2013, 08:56 AM   #1
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How esrly do i have to arrive to sign up for Jedi Training?

Unlike Disneyland, I read I need to go and sign my son up for for Jedi Training. Is it a must to get there at park opening to do so?
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:58 AM   #2
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Unlike Disneyland, I read I need to go and sign my son up for for Jedi Training. Is it a must to get there at park opening to do so?
Much later and you definitely risk missing out.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:14 AM   #3
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Much later and you definitely risk missing out.
This applies to even the later shows? They will all fill up first thing? Wow. Ok then. Will have to make that effort. It's probably the #1 thing into list. At DL you don't sign up. They pick from the crowd. My son was do disappointed he didn't get picked he cried. I think the way they do it is cruel. Never again. I hope we can do it at WDW.
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This applies to even the later shows? They will all fill up first thing? Wow. Ok then. Will have to make that effort. It's probably the #1 thing into list. At DL you don't sign up. They pick from the crowd. My son was do disappointed he didn't get picked he cried. I think the way they do it is cruel. Never again. I hope we can do it at WDW.
WDW used to do it this way, but changed a couple of years back now.

I can't tell you a time to arrive by, I just know there are only so many shows and availability is pretty limited.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:52 AM   #5
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WDW used to do it this way, but changed a couple of years back now.

I can't tell you a time to arrive by, I just know there are only so many shows and availability is pretty limited.
I hope DL follows suit one day.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:12 AM   #6
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When I was there in October 2011 we didn;t make it there RIGHT a rope drop, it was about a half an hr-hour after rope drope and we spent a little bit confused as to where the signup was(so add about 10-15 minutes onto that) When we finally figured out where to go then waited in line for roughly a half hr. My son got in still for a 5 o'clock training. After he was upset with himself because he missed a step with fighting Vader.

Back to topic...I would say depending on the season/traffic levels as long as you make it within 45 minutes with your kiddo in hand you should be ok...however if your there on a high traffic day or during busy season then you should be there at rope drop
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This applies to even the later shows? They will all fill up first thing? Wow. Ok then. Will have to make that effort. It's probably the #1 thing into list. At DL you don't sign up. They pick from the crowd. My son was do disappointed he didn't get picked he cried. I think the way they do it is cruel. Never again. I hope we can do it at WDW.
If you don't want to risk it go at park opening. It worked for us. My son was in the first show of the day and then we had the rest of the day to do whatever.
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Where does one go to sign up?
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Where does one go to sign up?
Either at ABC Soundstage (old Sounds Dangerous) or the JTA stage itself outside Star Tours. They are near each other, and CMs at opening will be able to point the way easily--I believe I read they even hold signs directing you there.
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To the left as you face the entrance to American idol is the sign up place keep heading towards star tours if you have been to HS before its right by where sounds dangerous used to be.
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I would say Yes but we haven't done it since Oct '11. You must have the child with you too. When you get into the park there are (were) CM's with signs directing to where the sign up line was at that time it was in front of Hollywood and Vine. At that time they also let people through the turnstiles at about quarter till opening the majority of people were held on the street (sunset) but sign ups were to the left, we had ours signed up before rope drop, Dh got FP for TSMM. We had time to take a bathroom break, meet some characters and then checked in at 930 for the 10:00 show.
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Well it looks like I better go to bed early the night before! Thank you for the help! It will be my only rope drop day too.
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When people say be there at rope drop does that mean we can get there right at rope drop or should we be there 30-60 min before that? We are staying at BLT. I've never been to WDW so I'm not sure how we get to HS. Do we take the monorail to Epcot and walk from there? Trying to figure out what time I have to get up. Sounds like I need to leave 2 hours prior to rope drop I guess?
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When people say be there at rope drop does that mean we can get there right at rope drop or should we be there 30-60 min before that? We are staying at BLT. I've never been to WDW so I'm not sure how we get to HS. Do we take the monorail to Epcot and walk from there? Trying to figure out what time I have to get up. Sounds like I need to leave 2 hours prior to rope drop I guess?
You take the bus from your resort to DHS. You should not take the monorail to Epcot because the monorail drops you off at Epcot's front entrance and the walkway to DHS is at the back (WS) entrance. You would have to wait for Eocot to open then walk through the park.
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You take the bus from your resort to DHS. You should not take the monorail to Epcot because the monorail drops you off at Epcot's front entrance and the walkway to DHS is at the back (WS) entrance. You would have to wait for Eocot to open then walk through the park.
Oh ok! Anyone know how long the ride is or if its direct or not?
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