Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run in Hollywood

Anyone who ever dreamed of piloting the most fantastic spaceship in the galaxy now has the perfect opportunity. THE Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, at Hollywood Studios, it takes you to discover the wonders and adventures of the universe, as well as remembering unforgettable moments of films that are still successful today.

If you're one of those thousands of people around the world who are a Star Wars fan and constantly wonder what it's like to live this adventure for a day, after all, the attraction is the right destination for you to visit.

at Hollywood Studios, in Orlando, then, this is very possible, since the Millennium Falcon is ready there, just waiting for your presence.

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Millennium Falcon Booth: Smugglers Run. Photo: Publicity/StarWars.com

The attraction, in turn, is in full operation in the park since August 29, 2019, as well as Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance (which we already talked about in a post here on the site).

For at least a year and a half, Disney's high investment has received several visitors a day, all excited to unravel the mysteries and details of the most famous spacecraft of all.

Think you already know and imagined everything about Star Wars?

If you didn't go to ride, know that you are missing a lot, ok?

Discovering Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run is a must for those who are admirers of the saga and those who, too, are super curious to discover and appreciate the perfection never seen before.

Come on?

The Millennium Falcon Plot: Smugglers Run

The Millennium Falcon it is mainly known for being controlled by Han Solo, with Chewbacca as co-driver, in the Star Wars films.

The ship, after the movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi, is thus taken by the co-pilot to the Black Spire Outpost.

This place is a port, located at the edge of the galaxy, that makes repairs and repairs of such magnitude.

The attraction, however, unfolds from the moment Chewie lends the Falcon to Hondo Ohnaka, a pirate from Weequay who makes some dubious transactions, let's say.

The agreement made between them boils down to needs.

In other words, Chewbacca gives the Falcon to the smuggler who, in turn, gets some replacement parts for the alien.

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Hondo Ohkana on Galaxy's Edge, in animatronic puppet. Photo: Disclosure/Nerdist

Thus, visitors are invited to participate in the adventure that, for sure, has many dangers ahead.

That's because Hondo has more than a special delivery to make. He, however, is looking for people to assist him in providing a cargo, which contains rare pieces, to a particular clientele.

For this, the smuggler explains that he will need your help a lot to make these trips for him.

By accepting the mission of Ohnaka Transport Solutions, you will have the ideal opportunity to get to know the universe and gain some advantages, if everything goes well. Teams – or rather, crews – will therefore be formed from this.

Functions and pre-show

Finally, we have reached the moment when you will discover what awaits you. With the teams defined, the mission will soon begin.

But to do this, you and your group need to define your positions in the crew.

First of all, know that the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run is a motion simulator.

That is, it realistically portrays the images. The scenery is amazing, you will fall in love without a doubt.

Well, back to the teams: at a time, there can be six people, which in this case are two pilots, two scorers and two engineers.

The pilots, as the name implies, will drive the ship; while one is responsible for horizontal movements, the other controls vertical ones.

Gunners will be able to use weapons and missiles for the defense of the Millennium Falcon. And, of course, the special charge that Hondo talks about so much in this pre-show.

Flight engineers, on the other hand, will try not to let everything literally go to space, as they will be aware of the spacecraft's operating system.

As mentioned above, there is an amazing animatronic character Hondo right at the beginning of the tour.

You will know everything that awaits you through it. As soon as he "releases" you, you will go through the long corridors of the place that leads to the Chess Room (chess room). It's really cool that part, you can sit down, take pictures and everything.

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Chess Room at Millennium Falcon. Photo: Publicity/Márcia Travessoni

After this "step", with this, the park employees will guide you to their appropriate cabins.

In them, it's where everything will unfold. Where, finally, you will feel immersed in the galaxies.

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Fasten your seat belts, and off you go into space.

The objective, however, is not to let the ship, which measures 30 meters high (yes, shocking!) to be destroyed.

That way, you and your team will be responsible for defending, at all costs, the attacks that will eventually suffer.

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The entrance to the attraction. Photo: Disclosure/Magical Vacation Homes

Once the start, the fun begins. Everything about Disney's animal production is very interesting.

Impressive, in fact, the details, the effects, the simulation, in general, invested.

For those in the cabin, it's all very real.

You, to some extent, forget that it doesn't exist, but, yes, it is a very well thought-out simulator. The colors, the light play, really, it's amazing.

After all the "route", you and your group will be able to see how the mission fared, since, on the "walls", there is a screen that shows all the data, such as hit accuracy, shots, energy and others.

Definitely, it is an attraction that allows for a lot of interaction throughout the experience of traveling to other “lands”.

So, pay close attention to the team's performance, as attacks and damage affect navigation, ok?

The Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run is designed for all ages, as long as the person has at least more than 97cm tall (the only restriction).

Location at Hollywood Studios

Like Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run is in Galaxy's Edge, a very wide area that is known as the Star Wars area, as the two attractions are located there.

Always having the park map at hand is essential to not get lost. But there's no mistake. Galaxy's Edge is practically next to Toy Story Land. Once you reach the place, just turn right, and the attraction is at the very end.

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Galaxy's Edge Area Map. The Millennium Falcon is right in the corner. Photo: Disclosure

Is going to the attraction worth it?

Without a doubt, yes, yes. Even more that, unlike Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, the virtual queue is not necessary.

In other words, the probability that you will get to know and have fun is guaranteed. Unless, on the other hand, you don't want to face physical lines.

Yes, they are huge, as it is still a novelty, right? So, nothing more normal that queues would become a "problem".

Maybe that's the downside of attraction. The waiting time varies a lot, but be aware that it won't be fast.

You will spend a few minutes and even hours waiting. However, in the end, it's worth it. That's what matters, isn't it?

All of the investment made by Disney, in this way, was valid, since what they delivered was something close to perfection.

All very well done, ready to be enjoyed by visitors.

Like the queue, for some people, however, the question of movements can turn out to be a negative thing.

As we are talking about a simulator, soon we must expect jolts and lots of “stirring”.

Those who suffer from indigestion and nausea, for example, can be a little bit harmed.

Smugglers Run Video Tour

Attractions that are very complex and full of details are difficult to experience without being there.

But in videos it's possible to get a better idea of what awaits you.

We haven't done a video Review on it for our Youtube channel, but we recommend the video below that shows you exactly what the attraction is like! enjoy

Finally, then, what is left is that, yes, go to Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, have a lot of fun and enjoy what the ride has to offer.

For sure, you won't regret it!

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