“Punch it, Chewie!” may not be the most common thing you overhear at Disneyland, but that's going to change very soon, since Star Wars' Millennium Falcon has landed at the Anaheim, California, theme park.
Disneyland shared the first official photo of the life-size, 1:1 scale Millennium Falcon, which is part of the upcoming “Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run” attraction, on Friday. The ride, scheduled to open in the summer of 2019, will be one of the first attractions for the upcoming Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge section of the park.
According to an official statement on Disneyland's Facebook page, park attendees will be able to "take the controls of the fastest ship of the galaxy in Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run." While the ride will be open at Disneyland by next summer, a similar attraction is set to open at Walt Disney World later next year.
The motion-simulator ride will allow guests to fly the Falcon “in one of three unique flight crew roles,” with their skill levels changing the ending of the ride, anywhere from a stunning victory to a calamitous crash. As Nerdist reports, the ride is expected to be hosted by Star Wars: The Clone Wars' Hondo Ohnaka.
“Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run,” the first attraction from the upcoming Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge land, is scheduled to open at Disneyland during the summer of 2019, and at Walt Disney World the following fall.