Disney has released new details on the Millennium Falcon attraction coming to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Hollywood Studios and Disneyland Park. This information came to us through a 13-minute bonus feature in the Target-exclusive Solo: A Star Wars Story Blu-ray.
You’re being sent on this adventure by Hondo Ohnaka, a pirate from Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, with the goal to “bring back all of the loot.”
Imagineering executive Scott Trowbridge said this about the attraction’s plot:
“If you bring back all the loot and there’s not a scratch on the ship and Hondo is really happy when you bring it back, you might find yourself with some extra Galactic Credits in your account, but do a poor job, you lose the cargo, you smash up the ship, you might come back owing more money than you started with, the bossman might not be too happy and when you roll across to the local cantina the bartender might lean over and say ‘hey, word on the street is your name’s been put on the list of a local bounty hunter, I’d watch out if I were you’ so how well you do on this mission really does have an impact on your overall, land-wide story.”
Asa Kalama, Executive Creative Director of the attraction, had this to say:
“You’re truly in control of the fastest and most iconic ship in the entire galaxy. And Hondo, he’s gone ahead and added a couple extra seats so he can get as many of those flight crews through as possible. There are 200 some odd buttons, knobs and switches on the inside of the cockpit and they all do stuff. If you’re the gunners in the center there and you don’t fire back on those TIE Fighters fast enough they’re going to riddle the hull with laser bolts, the engineers in back, it’s really up to them to keep the whole Falcon in working order so they’re back there furiously working away at their various systems.”
Riders will able to explore the main room of the Millennium Falcon. In this room, guests will be able to experience interactive tangible objects, fully immersing them in the Star Wars story.
The attraction will be able to accommodate 42 guests in seven pods that seat six each, at a time. Riders will also be able to interact with the environment, and the
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open in 2019.