October 4th sees the end of the long running Jedi Training Academy at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The interactive event that allows kids to don Jedi robes and lightsabers to battle Darth Vader (and during busier times Darth Maul as well), and has proven to be popular with guests as times for the event fill up early in the day.

The Jedi Training Academy has remained largely unchanged since it made it’s debut for Star Wars Weekends and later became a permanent fixture next to Star Tours. With Hollywood Studios getting a massive coat of paint soon, it’s good to see even smaller attractions such as this are getting some attention as well.

The Academy will reopen later in the year as Jedi Training: Trials Of The Temple, and will feature a new villain from the Disney XD show Star Wars Rebels. Smart money is on the Inquisitor. I think this would be a great opportunity to bring in more characters from Rebels as it hasn’t been stated if Padawans will learn the ways of the Force from one of the current Jedi Masters or not. But meeting a new character like Kanan or Ezra would be a blast.