As we inch closer towards the official opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, we just get more excited! After last night’s dedication of the land to Disneyland, we fully geeked out and enjoyed every moment. Of course, one of the biggest things that fans are looking forward to with the land is finally stepping into the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon. I have been lucky enough to step into the co-pilot seat and I’m excited to share a full fan review of the attraction!
The most important thing to me about any attraction is the immediate feeling you get. From the moment you step into the queue, you are transported into a world we’ve all dreamed about. You step into a docking bay where you here conversations between engineers trying to quickly fix things so Hondo can earn more credits. In one of my favorite bits of the queue, you can overhear the conversation about what exactly they are trying to fix and see the engine reacting in real time. It is real space and Disney magic!
Once we made it through Hondo’s pep talk about earning him credits (and more importantly, the run down that we are definitely NOT smuggling), we got to step aboard the Millennium Falcon. As I’m sure a lot of people know, the Falcon is my ship. It has always held a very special place in my heart, so being able to step aboard and walk the halls was something truly incredible. To be honest, this was the moment I completely lost my composure. It was an absolute dream. The only moment that was able to come close was the moment we stepped into the cockpit of the Millenium Falcon. Which brings me to,
The ride-through is everything you could expect from flying and fixing the Falcon. Be sure to pay very close attention to the buttons that light up around you and if you’re feeling comfortable, start playing around with more of the buttons around you. Going into hyperspace was one of the most amazing feelings in the world. It was almost hard to believe that I was able to do it while sitting in Chewbacca’s seat as co-pilot. Even better is the feeling of shooting TIE Fighters as a gunner or being able to patch up the hunk of junk as an engineer.
There have definitely been questions about if the ride will make fans sick. As someone who traditionally stays away from motion simulators due to nausea, I will say that this ride did bother me. Especially when I was in a position where I could not see the screen, the movement made me feel rather ill. It was definitely not to the extent that Star Tours can be but still enough to bother me throughout the night. I would recommend taking something to help prevent motion sickness before you go in.
Check out a quick video of what you can expect from all the fun of Smuggler’s Run below: