Walt Disney Imagineering and Lucasfilm Ltd., are creating next level attractions for when Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens at Disney Parks and Resorts. One of the most anticipated attractions or the “fastest piece of junk” in the galaxy is the Millennium Falcon.
Visitors towards the Black Spire Outpost will able to fly (yes that’s right) or co-pilot the Falcon. The other two roles will be the engineer or the gunner to peruse your mission on the ship. Once visitors approach the attraction and can able get right up close towards the Falcon just outside of the queue.
Take part of the three roles for the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. Source: (©Disney)
Entertainment Weekly detailed the full queue experience and you can check out here to read more about it. BE ADVISED some spoilers are in it and jump towards lightspeed if you wanna go into the expansion blindly.
“Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run is a level of guest participation in a ride that we haven’t done,” says Robin Reardon, portfolio executive producer, Walt Disney Imagineering. “When you step into that cockpit as the only flight crew of the only Millennium Falcon for the day that’s going on that mission, that’s a pretty amazing leap in terms of storytelling from the very beginning. And the payoff and participatory nature of the experience are, so far, unparalleled.”
The Falcon is no longer under Han-Solo and Chewbecca’s control and is under control by space pirate, Hondo Ohnaka. Hondo has refurbished the ship and has been using it transport some “illegal” activity towards Black Spire Outpost.
Inside of the iconic “chess room” on the Millennium Falcon. Source: (©Disney)
Hondo will be one of Walt Disney Imagineering most advanced audio-animatronics and will be Disney’s A-1000 series in advanced robotics. The shaman Na’vi from Pandora: The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World was just the introduction towards the advancement in technology.
Hondo Ohnaka as a A-1000 animatronic will be one of the most realistic robotics Disney has ever created. (Source: ©Disney)
He will be welcoming recruits to sent you off towards one you’re selected missions but, be warned. If you complete the mission and you’ll be awarded greatly and failure to do so will face consequences or just maybe the First Order/Bounty Hunter after you.
Check out the video down below of WDI testing Hondo in real-time action:
Navigate through the halls of the Millennium Falcon right towards the pilot seat to carry out your mission assigned by Hondo. Source: (©Disney)
You’re results will reflect on the Play Disney Parks app on your smartphone if either you succeeded or failed to complete your mission.
Here’s what they had to say about it:
“Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is the first land designed to integrate with the one-of-a-kind app, which debuted last summer and offers interactive adventures and experiences that bring surrounding environments to life at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort.”
“The app will provide new opportunities for guests to engage with the land, like translating a galactic language, learning what’s hidden inside crates and containers, or accomplishing certain tasks by participating in missions. Guests also can use the app to interact with a variety of elements, like antenna arrays, door panels, drinking fountains, droids, media screens, and ships.”
So please, keep you’re eyes into space with your arms and hands on the steering wheel on the Falcon at all times, and don’t get yourself into another Kessel Run incident.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be opening up in June 2019 at Disneyland and Late Fall 2019 at Walt Disney World.
If you have missed the previous posts for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, be sure to check them out down below:
- Food & Beverage on Black Spire Outpost
- Cast Member Costumes on Black Spire Outpost
- Shops and Merchandise on Black Spire Outpost
- Rise of the Resistance New Details and Queue