How esrly do i have to arrive to sign up for Jedi Training?

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  1. Salrx95

    Salrx95 Mouseketeer

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    Thanks for the info in this thread. I did not know my son had to be with me. We have an ADR for Hollywood & Vine that morning and I was gonna leave to go sign him up and come back. Now I'll take him with me. We will be there on February 11th and I am beyond excited to have him do this. It may be the highlight of our week.

    Our ADR is for 8am. Can I sign him up that early or does it need to be at rope drop at 9am so I could likely get in line before 9 but then wait to sign up and go back and eat.
     
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  3. PrincessArlena'sDad

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    If you are on time for your ADR (meaning, be at the gate to enter HS no later than 7:45), you should be done eating long before 9 am. At around 8:45, or so, they'll start to let people into the park, and at this point, you start out towards Jedi. And, if you have a 2nd adult with you, send that adult with everyone's tickets to get FPs for TSM, and have them meet you at Jedi (you'll probably get the first show for Jedi doing this).

    To speed things up at H&V, ask for the check when the server first brings you drinks, and pay right away. After 8:30, everyone there will be trying to get their checks settled to leave for rope drop, and it can be a LONG wait to pay. Even after you pay, you can still enjoy the buffet until you finish. Also, you can finish filling in the tip amount at the very end, so you can adjust it based on quality of service.

    I don't think you can come back to H&V after signing up for Jedi, to finish eating. There might be a 15-20 min wait to sign up, if you don't get in front of the crowd. Plus, it's about a 5 min walk, each way.
     
  4. Salrx95

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    Thank you so much. This is all very helpful. We will be on time and my wife can stay with the 4 year old. I'm glad you think we could get the first show, which means even if things don't go as you planned it out, we could then get the 2nd or 3rd show. I've been so worried we will somehow get shutout and the number one thing we all want to in our 7 days is get the 7 year old in the jedi training at HS.

    Plus now by knowing this, I can enjoy the food and experience and not feel rushed worried, etc.

    So by 840, we should at Jedi and then we should have no issues. Is that a safe plan. I'm 6'5 and walk fast and the 7 year old will over the moon excited so we will make good time.
     
  5. alohamom

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    Does anyone know if there is an upper age restriction? My daughter is 15 and a total Star Wars nut. The last time we were at HS it was a pick from the crowd scenario and we just watched but she wants to do this. I kinda think it is limited to young kids but I am hoping I might be wrong?
     
  6. starrysky

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    It's children between the ages of 4 and 12
     
  7. scoutie

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    We were there right at rope drop, walked very quickly to sign-up, and got a show time of 12:40.

    I was going to say if it's a must do, get there early, but I see you have that covered. Have fun!!! It was definitely a highlight for my son and for us! :)
     
  8. Salrx95

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    yeah, our first family trip was Feb 2011 and the kids were 2.5 and 5.5 and they were in the beginning of the star wars phase. I was 4 when New Hope came out so it was a huge part of my childhood. So we only watched the jedi training (I asked about signing up but it was filled up but he was too timid anyways) Now they've been deep into it for awhile and the now 7.5 year old is so excited for it.

    I'm a really huge sports fan but I told my brother the other day that seeing my 7.5 year old, named Luke, of course, battle Vader will be bigger than any sports ever except for maybe one. It will be the week's highlight, for sure. The only thing that could top it would be the experience staying in the Cars suite at AoA as Cars has been a big part of our lives for like 5 years now and was the big obsession in this house before Star Wars replaced it.
     
  9. TDC Nala

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    I would still go at park opening for Star Wars Weekends - while they add extra shows and expand capacity, the guest capacity (at least those interested in Star Wars) expands as well.
     
  10. Salrx95

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    our dream would be to go to Star Wars weekend. Hopefully, in a couple of years, there may be more of those weekends due to Disney now owning stars wars. Plus, the wife will go back to work soon once 4.5 year old goes to full day K in September so there will be more money coming in. This way, we can maybe fly in (and not drive to save money) for a long weekend to do it.
     
  11. wtrmlnlabs

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    Can anyone be more specific on their travel times? We're going in December and want to be sure to do Jedi training at least for DS6. His brother has done it twice but he wasn't old enough (or ready for it) yet. I want to be sure he gets to do it. We're going the first week in Dec though and wondering if we really need to worry about doing the Hollywood and Vine thing to get in earlier if it's a pretty slow time of the year. We've gone in Dec before, it's so nice an not crowded :love:
     
  12. mesaboy2

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    Just go at park open (without a breakfast reservation) and you'll be fine.
     
  13. taylor3297

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    We went in late August and it was a slow day but we still got to DHS at rope drop, my ds and I went to straight to the sign up. Lots of folks in front of us. They needed one more for the first show and we were able to take that one. Folks behind us got a 2PM.

    It was so nice to do the first show.
     
  14. luv2sleep

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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?
     
  15. wtrmlnlabs

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    Thank you VERY much!! I figured we'd be okay but wanted to check in anyway. I'd LOVE to get first show just so we don't have to worry about watching times, but will take whatever we can get of course! Thanks for taking away one of my worries:thumbsup2
     
  16. sargenca

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    When you sign-up first thing in the morning, can you select a really late time-slot or are you given the next available time-slot based on your position in the sign-up line? (Hope I am making sense!)

    Last year we stumbled on the Jedi training the last night of our trip and stood there and watched. My DD wanted to do it on our next trip. We thought about how hot it would have been to stand in the afternoon sun to watch it; and that area can be so conjested during the day. So are you able to choose a night time timeslot?
     
  17. fizbobunny

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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.
     
  18. luv2sleep

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    Oh ok! Anyone know how long the ride is or if its direct or not?
     

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