Video: Little Girl Jedi Trainee at Disneyland Chooses the Dark Side (GeekDad Weekly Rewind)


If you’ve ever been to the Star Wars attractions at Disneyland or Walt Disney World, you know that they pick some kids to join the “Jedi Academy” and participate in some theatrics onstage with a bunch of actors dressed as various characters from the films.

Part of those theatrics at Disneyland apparenlty involve an encounter between Darth Vader and Mace Windu (yes, I know, it makes no sense). They bring up a girl trainee to stand next to Windu so that Vader can use the recorded line from Return of the Jedi “If you will not turn to the Dark Side, then perhaps she will,” except referring of course to the girl trainee instead of Princess Leia. Of course, the girl, being a good Jedi trainee, will refuse Vader’s offer. Right? Well…

I get the feeling that girl must have at least one very geeky parent, who must have been so proud — I know I would have been had that been my daughter.

[This article, written by Matt Blum, was originally published on Monday.]

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