Posted on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 by Peter Sciretta
Star Wars Season of the Force opened at Disneyland and Disney World’s Hollywood Studios over the past few weeks, but one key addition has had a late start: an updated version of the popular Jedi Training Academy. While the show is primarily for children, Adult Star Wars fans have always gotten a kick out of seeing their children go facer to face with some of the biggest Star Wars villains in a test of the Force and lightsaber battles. The revamped show is now called Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple and features characters from the popular Disney XD animated series Star Wars Rebels.
Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple has opened this week in Hollywood Studios (but won’t begin in Walt’s original west coast theme park until January 2016) and you can watch the first video of the show now embedded after the jump.
Star Wars Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple Show Video
Here is the Star Wars Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple video thanks to InsideTheMagic:
As you can see, the new show takes place on a stage decorated to look like the side of a ancient Jedi temple. Two Jedi train a new class of younglings in the ways of the Jedi before they must be put to the test in the Jedi temple.
The new show features confrontations with Darth Vader and the Seventh Sister but also features a surprise appearance from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace baddie Darth Maul, whose appearance might could little sense considering the show set is now set during the Rebellion era but apparently the gimmick is that the Jedi are facing visions of the Sith inside the Jedi Temple. In Star Wars Rebels we have seen Ezra Bridger enter a Jedi temple and go through a similar test which put him face to face with The Inquisitor.
I actually expected the show to have more content from Star Wars Rebels, and am surprised that the series’ main characters aren’t featured as costumed characters in the new attraction. It would have been cool to have Kanan Jarrus and Ezra Bridger holding the Jedi training session, but I guess it might be hard to have those characters in the position to deal with a stage of live children. It just is easier for a castmember to manage the chaos.
And while Jedi Master Yoda doesn’t appear in person (a very missed opportunity for a Jedi Ghost animatronic), we do hear his voice during the show’s storyline. The Star Wars Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple show lasts about 20 minutes in length and has a schedule of one or two shows each hour.Cool Posts From Around the Web: