So there is probably the coolest ever interactive show right now at Disneyland. Boys and girls were both so into this, and who can blame them! It's called Jedi Training Academy. The Jedi "master", who was trained by Yoda himself chooses 25 or so kids from the audience who are given jedi robes and training lightsabers to use and "train" to become padwas (sp?), or jr. jedi's in training. They walk them through about 5 minutes of moves and training and then suddenly there is a "shift in the force". Stormtroopers appear and the stage lifts up to reveal Darth Vader and Darth Maul (OMG moment!!!). Belive me, this is beyond impressive! Smoke, scary music, light saber sounds galore. the kids are mesmerized, as are the adults! The kids must then take on the bad guys. This is so well done. When the kids swing their lightsabers sound effect accompany. Each kid gets 5 hits on the bad guy and then they are sent packing because the good force is to strong. All the kids who participate are given diplomas for completing the jedi training.
I thought Jacob would really want to do this. But it was pretty scary, especially the guy who played Darth Maul. He sent kids screaming in terror as he ran toward them. So this trip he just watched, in complete "frozen mode", with disbelief and ecstacy on his face. But back in the hotel he had all the moves and lines memorized. "ACTIVATE!...right arm, left arm, right leg, left leg, duck, head!" He and Nick played this until we told them to knock it off and go to bed!
But this is the best show I can remember in a very long time! You must make time to see this if you are heading to Disneyland!