I finally had a chance to see the Jedi Training Academy on Friday, and the rest of my party who don't care much about "Star Wars" criticized the show as being "kid's stuff".
Now, I, who happen to think seeing Darth Vader, Darth Maul, and Storm Troopers in Disneyland is immensely exciting, have to also admit that the event is disappointing.
The process of selecting younglings to participate in each session should really be handled before the show even begins. The Jedi Order should appear to be genuinely seeking recruits from the Republic and should do so by testing them beforehand.
The script needs reworking also so that there is less talk, more action, and fewer direct quotations and paraphrasing from the films. Before the Disney Character Voices division was dismantled, Disney would get the original performers to record dialogue for use at Disneyland, but Darth Vader's voice seems to be taken directly from the films. Yoda, too, is nothing more than a disembodied voice when an opportunity is there to have him physically appear.
The most glaring mistake, though, is that, after the audience sees Padawan after Padawan perform the same combination on Vader and Maul, there is no finish,... no point at which the Jedi Masters, themselves, confront the Sith. The person conducting the session I saw was quite proficient when he demonstrates his martial artistry at the very beginning of the show, and the audience is led to believe that there will be more of the same later.
Incidentally, many people have commented that there is a lack of consistency by having Darth Maul and Darth Vader appear together, and I assumed in other threads that the two of them might be apparitions in the same way Vader appeared to Luke Skywalker during his training in "The Empire Strikes Back". But, such is definitely not the case. So, there is, indeed, a story problem.