Want to see the inside of the new Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run attraction during the ride?
Well there is a video (only a few seconds) that gives us a little look at what to expect and the OC Register gave us a bit of description on the controls inside.
Of course Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open on May 31 at Disneyland and August 29th at Walt Disney World. I’m sure we will get more videos after it opens, but for now we have this short clip!
Take a look!
It appears that success or failure of your mission is important because your “reputation” will be affected by your performance. For example if you crash the Falcon and visit Oga’s Cantina, you might find “a bounty hunter might tap you on the shoulder looking for a space pirate’s lost loot.”
Here’s what the OC Register said about the attraction, queue and controls
“Riders will enter the Smugglers Run ride queue through Ohnaka Transport Solutions, a shady shipping operation run by Hondo Ohnaka, a dreadlocked space pirate with six tusk-like chin protrusions. Riders will receive their smuggling mission from an audio-animatronic Hondo before moving into the hold of the Millennium Falcon and eventually the cockpit of Han Solo’s famed YT-1300 light freighter.
Six riders will take their seats with the pilots up front, gunners in the middle and flight engineers in the rear. All of the buttons, switches and knobs in the cockpit make clicking, chirping and beeping sounds when activated and their implementation directly impacts each mission.”
Talking to Walt Disney Imagineering Executive Creative Director Asa Kalama, we learned that it’s a highly interactive adventure: “This is an experience that’s all about touching buttons, playing with buttons. It is highly, highly encouraged. Now, you need to be careful because the buttons already duct into the very systems of the Millennium Falcon. Depending on what you push it might have the desired effect or an unintended consequence.”
But how will guests know what to push?
Walt Disney Imagineering Producer Jacqueline King has our answers!
“The one that’s flashing. Each button will light up to indicate when to push it. We have our pilots up front. It is truly up to them to pilot the ship. Depending on how they do, that will determine the overall physical health of the ship.”
The pilot yokes will have lights indicating which direction to fly: Up, down, left or right just follow the lights for the pilot in the left seat. The right seat pilot’s job is to take the crew into hyperspace.
The gunners will be in the middle seats and they push the buttons that fire the weapons system.
Kalama explained more about the gunning position.
“Because we are a smuggling operation, chances are we may come up against folks who are not too happy about what we are up to. It will be up to the gunners in the middle to provide defense for the Millennium Falcon. If they don’t line up the TIE fighters fast enough, the hull is going to get riddled and the ship is going to shake violently.”
“You’re going to keep firing them and take out anything that you meet along the way,” explained King.
The flight engineers will sit in the rear seats. They are responsible for getting the Falcon back into working condition after something goes wrong. The ship may be attacked or it might hit something and the engineers need to fix the Falcon in this situation.
“There are a lot of spires in Black Spire Outpost. If you run into one and the pilots don’t steer out of the way, the ship’s going to crash into them. Warning alarms are going to go off and it’ll be up to the flight engineers in the back to make sure that they keep the ship in working order.”–Kalama
The engineers will keep the ship flying!
“The pilots are bumping into things. The ship is coming apart because she’s always coming apart to some degree. Your job is really to help keep her running. You’ve got to keep all the systems going so that you can make it to the end.”–King
Everyone has to work together to succeed. My son did bring up an interesting point. You can’t control everyone and it’s possible 1/2 the crew wants to succeed and 1/2 wants to fail. Just keep that in mind going into the attraction.
Over all it looks cool! I can’t wait to ride it!
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