Jedi Training: Sith kill off young Jedi

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  1. GatorChris

    GatorChris Not of This World

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    And by Sith, I mean Disneyland Execs. https://makingstarwars.net/2018/10/...-no-transition-plan-for-current-cast-members/

    I'm bummed about this. All my kids have grown up doing this. They really enjoy it every time. My oldest finally aged out, but she did it up until she was 12. Per the report, it'll close early November. So all the holiday travelers will miss out. With no Bug's Land and no Jedi Academy, it appears younger Disneyland goers have few options this coming year.

    Sure does seem like we're all getting a lot less for a lot more, these days.
     
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  2. mom2rtk

    mom2rtk Invented the term "Characterpalooza"

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    I agree. They also killed off the only princess character meal with no replacement.
     
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  4. bethwc101

    bethwc101 DIS Veteran

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    I've been saying for years they seem to be transitioning away from the young family crowd and into the young adult/teen crowd. Let Knotts and Six Flags have them. I would much prefer the young family atmosphere.
     
  5. gottalovepluto

    gottalovepluto DIS Veteran

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    Hmm. Wonder if they’ll bring in a new show or start using this as a testing grounds for some SWL stuff.
     
  6. Candycane83

    Candycane83 DIS Veteran

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    This makes me really sad... my son just turned four this year and I was hoping he could do this during Christmas. :(
     
  7. MrsD.Duck

    MrsD.Duck Earning My Ears

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    My youngest son did this many years ago when you had to jump up and down to get picked. My husband and I still loved to grab a soda and table to watch the younglings learn their jedi skills. It will be missed.
     
  8. otten

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    This is disappointing. My oldest loved this.
     
  9. mummabear

    mummabear DIS Veteran

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    I was so annoyed by this I emailed them. It just seems illogical, why get rid of an expensive meal that was always booked solid? I know they wanted to fit the theme of Pixar Pier (and I also asked them why they didnt make Lamplight Lounge a Pixar Character meal for breakfast/lunch), but is it seriously that hard to have the princess meal at another location?
     
  10. LizzyS

    LizzyS DIS Veteran

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    That's a bummer. Do we think that Jedi Training may eventually move to Galaxy's Edge?

    I don't have kids, but after enjoying watching the kids do this at WDW, I'm real sad it won't be an option anymore.
     
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  11. Lauren in NC

    Lauren in NC Mouseketeer

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    That's a bummer. My son was finally thinking about trying that on our next trip, but it looks like it'll be closed by then!
     
  12. ExcitedMama

    ExcitedMama DIS Veteran

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    Thanks so much for the warning! I’m glad I can give my kids the bad news and offer them one last chance to battle during our trip next week.
     
  13. SOCALMouseMommy

    SOCALMouseMommy DIS Veteran

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    Nooooooooooooo!!!!!!! My son is the biggest Star Wars fan and has been waiting and waiting to turn 4 so he can do this. How strict are they regarding the age limit? My son will be 4 in a few months.
     
  14. Skyegirl1999

    Skyegirl1999 1st pickle of the day!

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    They'll ask him his age and he'll need to say he's four. I have known people who coach their kids to say they're four and have done it early, but you don't strike me as the "hey, son, lie to these workers" type, so you're probably out of luck. :-(

    I'm so sorry; that stinks for him! I know how much my daughter looked forward to turning 4 so she could do it. I hope they bring something comparable back and he has a chance to participate.
     
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  15. SOCALMouseMommy

    SOCALMouseMommy DIS Veteran

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    Booooo.... such a bummer. You are correct, I’m not into teaching my kid to lie so looks like he will be out of luck. Such a shame. I’m so sad. :(
     
  16. theluckyrabbit

    theluckyrabbit Moderator Moderator

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    Hoping that Disney brings this back better than ever when SWGE opens.
     
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  17. mymaxisbig

    mymaxisbig Earning My Ears

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    Ha ha sure he’s the biggest fan
     
  18. JohnneeO

    JohnneeO Mouseketeer

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    The only age limit Disney cares about is serving alcohol to guests who are 21 or over. Everything else is the honor system. As far as Disney is concerned, you and you family are whatever age you tell them.
     
  19. jbh275

    jbh275 Love VGC

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    We've got more pictures of Jedi training than any individual park attraction. My kids loved it, they are too old now but it's really sad that this wonderful experience is leaving.
     
  20. GatorChris

    GatorChris Not of This World

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    You can send an email complaint to them right here. Trust me, they listen.
    https://disneyland.disney.go.com/help/email/
     
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