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Disney releases details on Millennium Falcon Ride

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Disney releases details on Millennium Falcon Ride

While reading the OC Register, I came across this article published yesterday and updated today.

"The Millennium Falcon ride coming to the new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge lands at Disneyland and Walt Disney World will put riders in the cockpit of the fastest ship in the galaxy as they battle Imperial tie fighters during a mission to bring back a pile of loot to a vengeful space pirate.

The latest details about the backstory of the Millennium Falcon ride and the layout of the attraction were revealed in a 13-minute bonus feature on the new Blu-ray edition of “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”

The Millennium Falcon attraction will let riders take the controls of Han Solo’s iconic spaceship as they embark on a secret mission with multiple story lines. Riders aboard the attraction will be tasked with a mission by Hondo Ohnaka, a space pirate from the “Clone Wars” and “Star Wars Rebels” animated television series, according to WDWNT, a Disney fan website.

Return with all of Hondo’s loot and bring back the Millennium Falcon without a scratch and you’ll find a few extra galactic credits in your interstellar bank account. Lose your cargo or smash up the ship and Hondo will assign a bounty hunter to track you down.

The success or failure of your mission aboard the Millennium Falcon ride will follow you throughout the rest of your visit to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Costumed characters are expected to interact with visitors and advance the continuing story line throughout the day. That means a bounty hunter might tap you on the shoulder in the space port’s marketplace looking for Hondo’s lost loot.

'How well you do on this mission really does have an impact on your overall, land-wide story,' Walt Disney Imagineering executive Scott Trowbridge said in the bonus feature video.

Each member of your six-person crew will be assigned a task. Pilots sitting in the front will navigate the ship through an intergalactic battle. Gunners in the center of the cockpit will fend off tie fighter attacks. Engineers stationed in the rear must maintain the flight systems and repair any damage to the ship.

The cockpit’s 200 buttons, knobs and switches will be fully functional and their implementation will directly impact each mission.

'You’re truly in control of the fastest and most iconic ship in the entire galaxy,' Imagineer Asa Kalama, executive creative director of the attraction, said in the bonus feature.

Riders will walk through the interior of the Millennium Falcon on the way to the attraction and interact with items on the ship such as the hologram chess table. Once riders reach the attraction, each six-person crew will be assigned to one of seven pods aboard the Millennium Falcon during the ride.

Concept art of the new attraction shows a full-sized Corellian YT-1300 light freighter docked in a space port with exhaust spewing from the ship. A brief point-of-view video shows riders peering through a gun turret at a raging battle underway in a flaming city. The ride banks left and right as the ship’s cannons fire laser blasts.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens in summer 2019 at Disneyland in Anaheim and fall 2019 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios near Orlando, Florida."

Link to article below:

https://www.ocregister.com/2018/10/08/disney…

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11. Re: Disney releases details on Millennium Falcon Ride

Can you tell me the name of their podcast so I can listen? I get bored listening to news in the morning. Thanks.

Edited: 13 October 2018, 14:17
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12. Re: Disney releases details on Millennium Falcon Ride

The Disney Dish with Jim Hill. It is mainly about WDW but they do have some DLR info.

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13. Re: Disney releases details on Millennium Falcon Ride

Thanks!

I will share one of my favorites: Connecting With Walt (one of the Dis Podcasts). History of Disneyland, WDW, and movies. One of the hosts is a former Mouseketter in the second cast that formed later than the original, but not the cast with Brittany, which was came much later.

Edited: 14 October 2018, 10:34
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