See us ride Smuggler’s Run at Disney World’s Galaxy’s Edge!
With the big grand opening to the public today, the folks at Walt Disney World invited ComingSoon.net to experience the east coast’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Orlando for ourselves! A major highlight of the trip was getting to ride “Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run” three times, with the second experience (featuring CinemaBlend’s Sean O’Connell and Den of Geek’s Aaron Sagers) being videotaped so you can see what we experienced. The attraction is pretty much the greatest arcade game ever built, with everyone inside the cockpit getting to work together to control the fate of the Falcon. Check out the video in the player below, and check out some of our photos in the gallery below!!
Both east and west coast versions of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will allow guests to visit a remote trading port on the edge of wild space, where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life – and where guests will find themselves in the middle of the action. The lands will feature two major attractions that put guests in the middle of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance. Each attraction – and even the land itself – will offer guests the chance to immerse themselves in the Star Wars universe like never before.
“Rise of the Resistance” (opening at Disney World on December 5 and at Disneyland on January 17) will make guests feel like they’re on a Star Destroyer inside a hangar bay, while “Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run” will give guests the opportunity to fly the Millennium Falcon, piloting the ship, shooting blasters or preparing for hyperspace – all while completing a critical mission. But how you perform on the mission holds even bigger stakes: perform with skill and you may earn extra galactic credits, while bringing the ship back banged up could put you on the list of a bounty hunter. End up on Harkos’s list and you may face a problem if you show up at the local cantina!