One of the most exciting things coming to Galaxy’s Edge is Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run — an attraction that puts you in control of the iconic ship!
Guests will receive a mission and then take on three critical roles: Pilot, Flight Engineer, and Gunner. You’ll have to fire lasers, steer the vessel, and activate hyperspace — and the outcome of your mission actually affects other experiences within Galaxy’s Edge.
So are you ready for the all new details? Thanks to the Orange County Register’s sneak peek we have all new information. Warning: Spoilers Ahead.
The setting: a village of Black Spire Outpost on the remote planet of Batuu. Your mission begins here in a spaceport, where the 110-foot Falcon will start its engines and vent thrust gases while docked nearby in a maintenance bay.
The queue takes you into Ohnaka Transport Solutions, where you’ll see communication equipment and cargo containers full of Storm Trooper armor. Eventually you’ll make your way up to a second-story switchback on a catwalk. There you’ll see, “an animated blaster-riddled starship engine suspended from the ceiling” glowing red. As you weave through the queue, keep an ear out for the Ohnaka workers. You’ll also be able to see the Millennium Falcon from several different angles while waiting to board.
Time for your mission! You’ll receive the details for your smuggling mission from an animatronic of the dreadlocked space pirate, Hondo Ohnaka and his droid R5P8. Hondo is voiced by Disney legend Jim Cummings, who voiced the character in the Star Wars series (he’s also the voice of Winnie the Pooh, as well as many other Disney and Star Wars characters). The droid keeps everyone on schedule and fixes equipment in the command center. Then, you’ll see the Falcon hover behind them on a video screen.
Smugglers (you) will then wait to board in the Main Room of the ship, where they can play hologram chess (Remember: “Let the Wookiee win!”) and take photos while waiting for Hondo to dole out pre-flight instructions and assignments. He does so via monitor, and now it’s time to jump into the cockpit!
Six riders get into the cockpit — two pilots in the front, two gunners in the middle, and two engineers in the back. This is very interactive as switches, levers, and buttons make sounds when activated. The hangar bay is seen outside your windows, and it’s time for your mission.
While the sneak peek didn’t actually allow riders to test out the Millennium Falcon in flight, it is known that you will be battling First Order TIE Fighters. And don’t forget, there are different outcomes of the mission based on how well your team works together against the enemy.
From Entertainment Weekly’s sneak peek, we also learned that after the mission, you’ll return to Batuu and disembark — the Falcon will be “right where you left it.”
And your skills as a smuggler can follow you throughout Galaxy’s Edge. Characters in locations such as Oga’s Cantina, may already know how well (or poorly) things went for you when you arrive for a “Yub Nub” cocktail.
So there you have it! All the details (for now) about the attraction that puts you aboard “the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy.” Are you ready to “Punch It?!”
What do you think — are you excited for Smugglers Run? Let us know in the comments!
In the meantime, check out some of our other posts about this new land that has us SUPER excited:
- BREAKING: Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Details Released!
- First Look: Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Costumes
- Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
- New Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Books and Comics Announced
- Will I Like Galaxy’s Edge Even If I Don’t Like Star Wars?
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