The most anticipated new land opening in Disney Parks history, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is nothing short of incredible! Guests are completely immersed in the world of Star Wars™, even without the main attraction, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, not quite open yet; however, rest assured there is plenty to see and do right now. Wander to your heart’s content on the remote planet of Batuu, a landscape of towering mountains and weathered buildings, smugglers and bounty hunters, all surrounded by the sights, the sounds, the smells, and taste of Black Spire Outpost.
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I guarantee you’ll be struck speechless and at a standstill as you round the corner and come to a screeching halt at the first glimpse of the most magnificent attraction setting yet in a Disney park, the massive Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run, particularly mind-boggling after dark. It truly is a sight to behold!
Thankfully the long queue is entertaining as the line wraps around the 110-foot Millennium Falcon itself then through the “warehouse”, with the best views of the Falcon at the end of the line from above, again particularly awesome at night. After being prepped with the background story of your flight from Hondo Ohnaka, one of Disney’s best Audio-Animatronic figures ever, you’ll enter The Chess Room, the perfect place to snap a few photos.
Here you’ll receive your assignment: pilot, gunner, or engineer (two of each per flight for a total of 6 riders). If you are in luck you’ll be chosen as a pilot which allows a seat at the front of the cockpit with an unobstructed view. I was an engineer at the rear and was definitely distracted by those sitting in front of me. While the ride is more like a super hyped-up, interactive version of Star Tours, the setting is magnificent and well worth any wait you may have to experience.