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  • On Oct 20, 2011
    Alexis from OH Asked

    My DS 8,7 & 5 really want to do the Star Wars JTA. Is this only held on the weekends? What are our odds if we get there as soon as the parks open to sign up or should we go on extra magic mornings to make sure? So grateful for all your help!

    Welcome Back Alexis,

    Jedi Training Academy (JTA) at Disney's Hollywood Studios (DHS) is out of this world fun for kids between the ages of 4 & 12.

    JTA is held several times daily. The times will be listed on your Times Guide that you pick up along with your Guide Map when you enter the park.

    The number of participants is limited & they start registration first thing in the morning & stop once the spots are filled for the day (they usually fill up fast during peak seasons). If this is something your sons would like to participate in, head that way first. They will need to be present with you to register because they ask participants a couple of questions to make sure they can follow some basic directions.

    On the day I visited they started sign-ups during the morning Extra Magic Hours (EMH). If you're staying at a Disney Resort & it works into your schedule, visit DHS on a morning they are offering EMHs.  Although there are no guarantees, the earlier you get there, the better your chances.

    JTA is located next to Star Tours. During our recent visit, they were holding registration at Sounds Dangerous with Drew Carey. There was a sign in front of the Sounds Dangerous theater directing people to the signup area. The location may vary but it will be held in an area near the JTA stage - just ask any Cast Member in that area.

    There will be a PhotoPass Photographer during the show getting shots of all of the participants. Following the session, be sure to stop by so that he/she can give you a slip of paper with instructions on how to get those pictures added to your Disney PhotoPass.

    Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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