Attraction Stats

Location: Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, Disney's Hollywood Studios

Type: Interactive Motion Simulator

Length: 4.5 Minutes

Height Requirement: 38"

Audience: Kids, Teens, Adults

Opening Date: August 29, 2019

4.5 Stars Out of 5 Rating

Excellent. This is a Must Do

Rider Swap Available Icon Rider Swap Available

Crew of 6 board one of the most famous ships in all of cinema on Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. Guests enter Ohnaka Transport Solutions at Docking Bay 5 in Black Spire Outpost. Here they are recruited by an amazing animatronic of Hondo Ohnaka to help with a smuggling mission aboard the Millennium Falcon. Upon boarding the ship, guests will be given one of three roles: Pilot, Gunner, and Engineer. Each role has specific tasks that the guest must accomplish during the interactive simulator ride.

  • Left Pilot: Steers left and right, hits brakes
  • Right Pilot: Steers up and down, punches to lightspeed.
  • Gunners: Shoot down TIE Fighters and other obstacles
  • Engineers: Harpoon the cargo, and repair any damage.

Smugglers Run currently has one mission with the goal of stealing coaxium from a First Order transport on Corellia. Depending on your team’s performance, you will earn credits for how much coaxium you acquire and how much damage you do to the Falcon. This attraction blends ride and video game like no other before. It’s kind of like Mission: SPACE with actual interactivity.

The chance to pilot the Millennium Falcon will be a dream come true for Star Wars fans of any age. When you visit Galaxy’s Edge, a smuggling run aboard this hunk of junk is a must-do.

Be sure to check out the full Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run – In Depth Review for more on this ride.

Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run Tips

  • Almost more than any other attraction, your enjoyment of it will increase the more you feel like you know what you’re doing. Read our full guide to the different roles on Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. We have hints and tips for being a pilot, being a gunner, and performing as an engineer. Your flight crew will thank you.
  • Single Rider can reduce the wait time significantly on this attraction, but you will miss out on the Hondo preshow and you are very likely to be assigned Engineer.
  • Before going to Galaxy’s Edge, download the Play Disney Parks app. It’s a few hundred megabytes, so download it at home. Once in the park, open the Star Wars Datapad game. There is a specific mission that you can only accomplish while in line for Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. Accept the “Flight Crews Wanted” mission. This multi-step mission will give you certain tasks, like scanning crates that are sitting right by the line and asking you questions about certain things you can see. This is a good way to earn credits and keep yourself occupied while in line.
  • While you get more credits based on your performance, there’s no way to fail the mission. If your pilot is crashing or your engineer is missing buttons, don’t worry about it. Just have fun and enjoy the ride.
  • There is a bonus asteroid field scene, but it’s unclear if there’s anything you can do to trigger this. The asteroid scene seems to be a way for the ride to vamp and add a short sequence in case you need some extra time to “catch up” to the simulator in front of you. My best guess is that if you perform a lot of the actions really quickly (i.e. get the train car detached, punch it to light speed, hit the boosters), you might have those extra 15-30 seconds available for the asteroid scene.
  • A neat detail: If you ride this during the day, the Batuu scenes will be in daylight. If you ride at night, the Batuu scenes will be at night.
  • Lookout for a Starspeeder 1000 from Star Tours at the very end of the ride, as you land back on Batuu.

Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run Videos

 

Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run Images