PHOTOS! Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run Adds Plexiglass Barriers to Its Cockpits!

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Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run

As Disney World has continued to modify its health and safety guidelines in the parks, different rides have started to increase the number of guests on attractions by installing plexiglass barriers. While we’ve seen plexiglass installed over on Rise of the Resistance, Frozen Ever After, Tower of Terror, and Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, there’s now another spot adding additional safety measures to its ride experience.

A second Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attraction, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, has now added plexiglass barriers as well! Even with these additions, the queue was especially long during our visit with an 80-minute wait.

Smugglers Run Queue

Although the plexiglass barriers are meant to enable more parties to ride Smugglers Run at once, it took us just over an hour to even enter the attraction’s building.

Smugglers Run Queue

Once guests arrive in the room with the Dejarik table, there are two sets of orange and blue dots for different parties. Now that the plexiglass barriers are in place, one party with a group of one to four guests will be assigned to one dot and a smaller group of one to two guests to the second dot.

Smugglers Run Queue

Those on the orange dots go to the left cockpits, and those on the blue dots go to the right cockpits. Cast Members will call everyone up by color with instructions to stay on their dots once they’re in place.

Smugglers Run Distancing Measures

There aren’t specific gunner, pilot, and engineer standpoints in use anymore, but instead, guests will stand on their designated colored dots before they load. Guests encounter 3 sets of these dots prior to entering the cockpit to ride the attraction to ensure everyone is organized and safely distanced.

Smugglers Run Distancing Measures

The plexiglass barriers aren’t on every seat inside the cockpit. Rather, they are placed between the gunner and engineers, but not the pilot and the gunners. With this in mind, it’s important to note that these cabins are pretty small. Even with the addition of the plexiglass, guests may not be able to maintain a six-foot distance between the second party on the ride.

Plexiglass Barriers

A Cast Member shared that guests can try to ask for a certain role before they arrive in the Dejarik room, as the bigger groups will most likely receive the pilot positions with smaller groups as engineers.

Plexiglass Barriers

While we do know that the parks are using these plexiglass barriers as additional health and safety measures to allow more guests onto the attraction at once, we still didn’t arrive onto the ride any faster than we have in the past.

Plexiglass Barriers

However, we’ll continue to update you on the attraction as we continue heading back to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. As Disney World adds additional health and safety measures to the parks, we’ll be sure to give you a look at any future changes!

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Rachel Franko has been going to Disney Parks since she was a baby, and her love of Disney has only grown into a SLIGHT obsession since! She's been writing for AllEars since 2019 and loves sharing the magic with all the readers. When she's not writing, you can catch her heading to Disney and Universal Studios with a heart full of dreams and a backpack full of themed ears!

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One Reply to “PHOTOS! Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run Adds Plexiglass Barriers to Its Cockpits!”

  1. We rode this last week as a party of two. A CM told us that parties of one or two will always … ALWAYS … be in the engineer position, forget ever getting the pilot seats. So, we’re done with this ride until things return to normal.