Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
Yesterday we introduced you to Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. Today we are going to talk about the other great attraction to be found at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disney’s Hollywood Studios park. That would be Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run.
Smugglers Run opened at Walt Disney World on August 29, 2019, a little over 3 months before Rise of the Resistance did. When I got to witness Galaxy’s Edge for the first time in July, 2020, I was absolutely blown away by how you are drawn into the middle of Batuu. Then, as we were walking, there she was — the Millennium Falcon, right in front of us!
The beauty of our July trip was that we were able to be there right when Disney reopened from the pandemic closure, so the park capacity was significantly decreased. As a result, we were able to walk right on to Smugglers Run and enjoy the ride. Let me tell you, the Audio-Animatronic that the Disney Imagineers did of Hondo Ohnaka for Smugglers Run is one of the absolute best that I have ever seen!
If you have a full complement for your ride (that is a total of six), I suggest you Google how to enable Chewy mode for your experience on the Falcon. That will replace the voice from being Hondo Ohnaka and instead give you Chewbacca, which would be quite an experience! There is a specific sequence you need to follow though to make it work; I’ve never experienced it myself.
So tell me, have you experienced the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run attraction at Walt Disney World? If so, what did you think? Let me know in the comments, and thanks! I look forward to hearing all about your experiences!
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