Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run in Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios and Disneyland Park allows guests to take control of the Millennium Falcon in one of three roles to attempt to transport contraband cargo on an important mission.
Located in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the attraction is an interactive flight simulator that allows guests to take on the role of pilot, gunner, or flight engineer on “the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy!”
Be prepared to receive your mission from audio-animatronic Weequay space pirate Hondo Ohnaka.
In fact, guests will go through Hondo Ohnaka Transport Solutions (the queue!) before setting foot aboard the Falcon!
Along the way, both outside and in…
… you’ll be treated to some fantastic views of this storied ship.
And yes, setting foot aboard means seeing truly iconic scenes such as the Dejarik — or holochess — table. (Also, YES, you can sit in it and pose for a picture!)
In fact, many of the things you see will convince you that you truly have arrived in “a galaxy far, far away…”
Keep your eyes peeled for familiar sights (and your ears open to sounds) on board.
After winding through the compartments of the ship, guests — in groups of six — receive their flight crew assignments from an Ohnaka Transport Solutions Crew Member (otherwise known as a Disney Cast Member), receiving one of three roles.
Two guests are assigned to be Pilots to guide the course of the Millenium Falcon! (The Pilot seated on the left steers the control to move left and right, while the Pilot seated on the right steers down and up.)
Two guests are assigned as Gunners to fire the blasters and missiles upon receiving the signal! (The signal is a system of blinking lights alerting the Gunners of exactly what, when, and where to push to execute the mission.)
Finally, two are assigned to be Engineers to take care of any urgent systems repair needs that may arise. (Engineers are also alerted by way of a system of lights to know what, when, and where to push to successfully fix the Falcon.)
Really… what could possibly go wrong? Unless, of course, you’ve “got a bad feeling about this…”
But there’s no time to worry about that now. It’s instead time to enter the famed cockpit of the Millennium Falcon!
Pilots are seated in the front, gunners in the middle, and flight engineers in the last row.
Perform your duties well, and you’ll be rewarded. Fail, and you could find yourself in some trouble with the space pirate!
Millenium Falcon: Smugglers Run Attraction Access
Standby Line and Wait Times
In both Disney World and Disneyland, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run offers a traditional Standby line for rider access. Guests can monitor current Wait Times through the My Disney Experience app or the Disneyland app and the complimentary Disney Genie feature within those apps (including forecasted wait times).
Additionally, the current wait time is posted at the entrance to the ride itself, as well as on information boards throughout the park.
Early Theme Park Entry for Eligible Guests
Specifically in Disney World, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run is available during Early Theme Park Entry, a benefit available to all Disney World Resort hotel guests. Disney’s Hollywood Studios occasionally offers Extended Evening Hours, a benefit available to select Disney World Resort hotel guests. When Extended Evening Hours are offered at Hollywood Studios, Smugglers Run is open to ride.
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run is also one of several attractions available via Disney Genie+. This service is available for a base-price starting at $15 per guest, per day in Disney World, and starting at $20 per guest, per day in Disneyland. For that base price, Disney Genie+ allows guests to bypass the Standby line at several attractions in the parks and instead enter the Lightning Lane (formerly known as the FastPass+ Lane).
Height Requirement: 38 inches
Ages: Kids, Tweens, Teens, and Adults
Restriction Information: Riders should be free from high blood pressure, heart, back or neck problems, motion sickness, or other possible conditions that could be aggravated during the ride; Expectant mothers shouldn’t ride; Children must be supervised at all times and those age 7 and under must be accompanied by someone age 14 and up; Guests who do not meet the height requirement may not ride; Guests with mobility disabilities must be able to transfer from a wheelchair or ECV
Features: Flight simulator, dark, loud noises, small drops, variable outcomes
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