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"Behind the controls of the fastest ship in the galaxy, with the reputation of your crew at stake, where will you go?"
―Disneyland website[src]

Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run is an attraction found at the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge themed area of Disneyland, and will open later at Disney's Hollywood Studios. The attraction puts multiple guests into the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon, where they each have a specific job during a mission. The outcome of the ride's events and the performance of the guest will give them a reputation that will affect other experiences within Galaxy's Edge beyond the ride itself. Prior to the official name of the ride being revealed at Destination D 2018,[1] it was given the working title "Big Bird". It opened with the rest of Galaxy's Edge on May 31, 2019 at Disneyland and will open August 29, 2019 at Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World.[2]

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Concept art of the ride

At Disney's D23 Expo on July 15, 2017, a presentation uncovered additional details about the attraction's story. Artwork depicted Chewbacca and Hondo Ohnaka outside of the Millennium Falcon and it was revealed that an agreement between the two would lead to a crew being needed for one of Ohnaka's endeavors. On December 13, 2017, the Disney Parks Twitter feed posted an image from the interior of a portion of the ride. Like all of the events portrayed at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, the ride takes between The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker.[3][4]

On March 28, 2018, it was revealed that instead of a traditional ride film, the Millennium Falcon ride film was being developed by Lucasfilm's immersive entertainment studio ILMxLAB as a real-time rendered experience in partnership with NVIDIA and Epic Games. The "ride film" runs on the Unreal Engine and is powered by a group of eight NVIDIA Quadro P6000 GPUs, with five QuadroSync projectors offering ultra-high resolution picture.[5]

Voice actor Jim Cummings reprises his role as Hondo Ohnaka from Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels for the attraction. Ohnaka appears in the form of an Audio-Animatronic figure in the ride's pre-show, and as a live action character on video screens throughout the ride itself.

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MillenniumFalconRideCorridor

A corridor from inside the attraction

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. https://twitter.com/Attractions/status/1063805804925595649
  2. DisneyParksBlog Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to Open May 31 at Disneyland Resort, August 29 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on the Disney Parks Blog
  3. SWCustom-2011 Find Hondo Ohnaka on Batuu in this Star Wars: Pirate's Price Exclusive Excerpt on StarWars.com
  4. Breznican, Anthony (2019-02-27). How Disney theme parks made Galaxy's Edge part of the Star Wars storyline. Entertainment Weekly. ew.com. Retrieved on February 28, 2019.
  5. Walt Disney Imagineering, NVIDIA Develop New Tech to Enable Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Millennium Falcon Attraction for Disney Parks
  6. Courtney Potter (2019-05-29). Creatures, Droids, and Aliens: Meet the Fantastical Figures of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. D23 The Official Disney Fanclub. Retrieved on May 30, 2019.
  7. Amy Ratcliffe (2019-02-27). Details on STAR WARS: Galaxy's Edge’s Insane Rides New Details on STAR WARS: Galaxy's Edge’s Insane Rides. Nerdist. Archived from the original on February 27, 2019. Retrieved on February 27, 2019.
  8. 8.0 8.1 FIRST LOOK: Stunning Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Photos Reveal Intergalactic New Details at D23.com
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Breznican, Anthony (February 28, 2019). Take a new tour of the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run ride at Disney parks. Entertainment Weekly. ew.com.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 YouTube Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Millennium Falcon Smugglers Run on the WDWThemeParks YouTube channel
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 The Easter eggs hidden in Star Wars Land’s Millennium Falcon ride at Polygon.com
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 First Look Inside the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run Queue and Cockpit at LaughingPlace.com

External linksEdit

ILMxLAB Productions
Immersive Stories

Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire (2017)
Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series (Episode I · Episode II · Episode III) (2019)

Experiments
Jakku Spy (2015) · The Force Awakens Immersive 360 Experience (2015)
Trials on Tatooine (2016) · Rogue One: Recon A Star Wars 360 Experience (2016)
Droid Repair Bay (2017) · Reflections (2018) · Star Wars: Project Porg (2019)
Theme Park Attractions
Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run (2019) · Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance (2019)
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Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run · Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
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