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    Advice Needed From Parents Of Small Children

    Hi
    As you may have seen in my other thread, I am taking my 5 year old son for his first trip to WDW this summer. I have a couple of questions for anyone who might have experience in these areas-
    1) Matthew would love to join in the dancing/conga line at Festival of the Lion King. Does he have to sit down the front and wait to be choosen or do they ask for volunteers? He is very confident and wouldn't need to be asked twice!
    2) Has anyone done the Jedi training thing at DHS? Is it worth doing, and do we need to sign up really early?

    Answers to these and any other suggestions would be great. Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Advice Needed From Parents Of Small Children

    Quote Originally Posted by tasha36 View Post
    Hi
    As you may have seen in my other thread, I am taking my 5 year old son for his first trip to WDW this summer. I have a couple of questions for anyone who might have experience in these areas-
    1) Matthew would love to join in the dancing/conga line at Festival of the Lion King. Does he have to sit down the front and wait to be choosen or do they ask for volunteers? He is very confident and wouldn't need to be asked twice!
    2) Has anyone done the Jedi training thing at DHS? Is it worth doing, and do we need to sign up really early?

    Answers to these and any other suggestions would be great. Thanks in advance.
    2) Jedi-especially during crowded times fills very quickly. It has turned into a DHS rope drop dash to sign up. Families even splitting up at rope drop, half going to sign up for rope drop, other half going to Toy Story for FP.


    My advice would be to prep your son for the possibility of a thunderstorm. If the weather becomes ugly the Jedi training at times is cancelled blindsiding some small guests and their parents. Not that the DS wouldn't still be disappointed but warning of the possibility helps with the shock of it all.
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    Re: Advice Needed From Parents Of Small Children

    Wow! Thanks for the advice - I hadn't realised that it was so popular! Thanks for the heads up about the thunderstorms too. May need to go away and have a think about this one!
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    Re: Advice Needed From Parents Of Small Children

    For #1- he would have to be picked. I always sit in the lion section, and I noticed that several of the kids picked were taken from the right side of the bleachers (I haven't noticed which side from the other 3 sections)
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    Re: Advice Needed From Parents Of Small Children

    Thanks for that. We have prepared him by saying that you have to be lucky to be picked and that Disney has to make sure that all children have a turn to do something special. He is a very kind little boy so he thought that was nice of Disney to be fair! We have lots of character meals booked so he will have his special times - anything else will be a bonus.
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