There are all kinds of rules and regulations at Disneyland's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, but you can go ahead and call a kid a youngling. Maybe even a Padawan or a Jedi, even if they have yet to be trained.
There was apparently some confusion about Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge cast members no longer using the word "younglings" because it upset parents. It may have just been the reaction to a specific situation, as opposed to a mandate from Disney, but here's what YouTuber Jenny Nicholson had said she was told after visiting Galaxy's Edge:
In Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader kills all the younglings training at the Jedi Temple. That Twitter update that a cast member said they were scrubbing "younglings" as a term made the rounds across the Internet with people going so far as to think Disneyland had banned the word.
Not so fast.
Newsweek got comment from Disneyland, which said cast members were not asked to avoid the word "younglings." Quite the contrary:
Early reports coming out of Galaxy's Edge before the official opening also noted the use of the term younglings; here's one from Daily Breeze:
So this sounds like a miscommunication that spread across the galaxy. Fear not, your little younglings can still be called younglings at Galaxy's Edge, although that may put them at increased risk for an attack from Darth Vader.
All of the early visitors -- from Mark Hamill to Rian Johnson and beyond -- have been raving about Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. The rest of us will have to wait for our chance to experience the magic. But at least we have Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker to entertain us this December 20. As you know, that Episode IX movie will end the entire Skywalker Saga. Keep up with every movie coming to the big screen in 2019 with our handy guide.
Gina grew up in Massachusetts and California in her own version of The Parent Trap. She went to three different middle schools, four high schools, and three universities -- including half a year in Perth, Western Australia. She currently lives in a small town in Maine, the kind Stephen King regularly sets terrible things in, so this may be the last you hear from her.
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