Jedi Academy - Tips & Highlights

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  1. Jaymcee

    Jaymcee Earning My Ears

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    Thanks hydroguy and hound 109, as I newbie I often find myself reading wrong info for another park, normally figure out my mistake but not this time. 20 sleeps to go.
     
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  3. heatherenae71

    heatherenae71 Mouseketeer

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    I haven't read all the replies, so I apologize if this is a repeat question.

    Is there a photopass photographer(s) at JTA?

    Thanks!

    My DS did this at DHS and *loved* it...and now when we go to DL this June, my DD wants to get it on the action (she remembers the whole "fight" sequence - cracks me up!). We will definitely bring a sign and have them in Star Wars clothing!! :cool1:
     
  4. EmmersIsTheMommy

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    Oh gosh, I have to have this happen for DS. He's just recently begun to be SUPER into star wars and I think getting up there would be excellent for his self esteem. Struggling with bullies at the moment :(

    Thanks SO MUCH for the tips. I think I'll get him a shirt and maybe make a small sign. He'd love it so much!
     
  5. awdsmama

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    I hope my DS gets picked (if he wants to be of course)!! He likes sword/light sabre fighting and all that good stuff. Looks like we'll be bringing one of his Star Wars shirts with him. I had also planned on stopping at City Hall for his "1st visit" button - maybe that will help him also!
     
  6. MNRMommy

    MNRMommy I'm an acquired taste!

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    Super Bummed :guilty:

    DS and DD both have gotten picked several times at DW to fight in the Pirate show (not sure if they even do it anymore) and they have no interest in this. Maybe I'll make my own sign and jump up and down :rotfl2:

    It was the highlight of his last trip when he not only got picked but got to be the one to fight Captain Jack but I guess he's too grown up now. This childhood thing sure goes fast so all you with little kiddos who still get excited over Darth Maul and even Princesses treasure it while you can.
     
  7. WDWJonasGirl

    WDWJonasGirl Mouseketeer/Directioner

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    I'm a huge fan of the show. I would love to get my cousin picked the next time we go with him and his family.
     
  8. Beast384

    Beast384 Earning My Ears

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    Although signs are officially discouraged, the CMs love them, and it's really cool when the guests gives the sign to the Jedi Master after the show! Other than that, rabid enthusiasm from the child, NOT JUST the parent, is the most surefire way to get in!!
     
  9. dyljon

    dyljon Earning My Ears

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    This thread is great! We are coming from Australia in October and I know my DS age 7 will love it. Trouble is, I also have a 4 yr old who would also want to be up there with his brother - is it likely a 4 yr old would be chosen? I'm thinking of dressing them in matching Star Wars t-shirts and giving them a sogn to wave, hopefully then they would both get picked. The 4 yr old would be heartbroken if he wasn't allowed to join in!
     
  10. ballarinamom

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    I wouldnt put them right next to each other. Make sure there are a few kids between them so the Jedi Master can see them separately. And make sure they are enthusiastic
     
  11. dyljon

    dyljon Earning My Ears

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    From what others have said though it seems they are more likely to be chosen as a pair if dressed together? And do they choose 4 yr olds or would they ignore him as he's too young?
     
  12. ballarinamom

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    It depends on what 4 is with your child. My child was 6 when she was chosen and she was a very tall 6. There was one or two more just smaller than her. If your 4 year old is an older 4 who is taller then maybe. Since there really is no age minimum, it is up to the Jedi to choose. I know when we did it, he chose VERY randomly to get a good mix from various areas of the audience.
     
  13. Malcon10t

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    We were there the weekend before the 4th. I had my 3 nieces (6-10yo), my cousins nephew (9), and my cousins son (2.5). They were all together, and jumping and cheering. They all ended up getting picked, with the little one getting picked last as "the infant child", and he was the hit. The big thing is can they follow directions appropriately? The big ones all fought Darth Maul while the little guy fought Darth Vadar.
     
  14. lsulindy

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    Thanks so much for all of the tips. I know DS would love this, but I think DD would be scared.
     
  15. dmband

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    My one son did this at wdw but my other was kinda afraid and just wanted to watch
    After of course he wanted to do it
    Kinda disappointed they pick fom the crowd at dl because if he doesn't gt picked he will be really sad
     
  16. Malcon10t

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    Do they take everyone at WDW?

    I think its part of life, to learn to handle disappointments. We've taken many kids, we show them how to be excited and show the Master they want to be part of it. We've done signs, we've done clothing, and we've made sure the kids know they may not be picked, but we can always try again later.
     
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    First come first served
    The day we went all shows were filled up by 10:30
    They give you a card to bring back with a time and number
     
  18. Meech Loves Mickey

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    My older son did this in May at WDW. I would love for him to be able to do this at DL as well.

    From reading this post, it seems like the trick is to dress Star Wars and be really enthusiastic? What about costumes? and lightsabres? would bringing those help?

    Also, is there an age limit for this? My youngest is 2 and half and he LOVES Darth Vader. Is there anyway he would be able to participate in the show? Not sure if he would be able to do the fight routine, but is there another way he could participate?

    Thanks.
     
  19. Malcon10t

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    They don't normally pick them that young, however, my cousin was 2 (turning 3 the following week) and they did pick the "infant child". He has to walk up on stage by himself and perform on his own. My cousin started acting at 18 mos, so was perfectly content doing all this. He followed directions and did very well. My favorite part was when he was fighting Vader and the Master said "Duck, never mind, you don't need to duck unless you are fighting an ewok!"

    They really do scout them out ahead of time, so be early, participate fully, and they will decide if they can risk it.

    The age is usually 4-12.
     
  20. madigraham

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    I've seen many four year olds get picked. I think that's about the youngest they'll go. Give him a pep talk right before explains how it works so he's not afraid.
     
  21. Meech Loves Mickey

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    Thanks. My oldest was 4 when he did this at WDW, that is the youngest age they will take.

    That is why the "infant child" thing intrigues me. They do not have this at WDW. My younger son loves SW also and of course wants to do everything his big brother does! It would be awesome if he could participate too!
     

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