Ride Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Star Wars fans and Gamers will delight in testing their skills at flying the Millennium Falcon on a unique proprietary gaming platform created just for the attraction by Walt Disney Imagineering and Industrial Light & Magic. Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run at Disney's Hollywood Studios is more than just a ride, it's an attraction that will keep calling you back to ride again and again as you hone your skills and gain renown throughout Black Spire Outpost.

Ride Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run at Disney';s Hollywood StudiosRide Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Docked in the Black Spire Outpost spaceport inside Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, visitors to Batuu will notice the the legendary ship that measures more than 100 feet long. The queue winds you through a highly detailed experience where you'll receive your mission from Weequay pirate Hondo Ohnaka.

The ride itself takes place in an interactive Millennium Falcon flight simulator. It's an extraordinary set that sits you and your crew right down in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon. Developers worked overtime at making sure they got the visuals right to this beloved location that fans have dreamed about being in for decades.

Take Your Place In The CockpitTake Your Place In The Cockpit
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Six guests form a crew to take on the mission to deliver a backlog of hard-to-find items to particular clientele. Together they enter the Millennium Falcon cockpit, and take their place in one of three roles: pilot, gunner, or engineer. Each position has its own duties that pop up and must be preformed to complete your objective, but a wookie's share of the adventure lies firmly in the hands of the pilot.

  • Pilots, as might be expected, has the flight responsibilities and skill in this position has the most effect on the overall experience for your crew.
  • Gunners defend the Falcon by taking out hostile targets.
  • Engineers are in the most laid back role on the ride, tasked to fix damage incurred along the way.

Like all good games that keep you playing, success takes more than one attempt and a little skill at the controls. When the ship sustains damage from things such as smashing into obstacles or taking enemy fire it needs to be properly repaired. If that doesn't happen pilots will discover that the ship's handling is askew, and once everyone disembarks the hallways will show damage after you land.

Looks like fun, doesn't it?

The attraction has received mixed reviews from casual tourists who are just looking for a few easy minutes of entertainment. Overall the immediately immersive experience is packed full of Star Wars details are truly transporting. It's a fun, must-do ride that highlights just what Disney can create when they set their mind to something extraordinary. However, mission success takes skill and the crew you are placed with can change a players overall enjoyment of the game.

Thanks so much to our friends at the DFB who offered us exclusive use of their attraction images. Have you had your chance to crew the Millennium Falcon yet? Leave a comment below and share your thoughts!

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