Disneyland Welcomes One Millionth Guest on Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Disneyland’s new attraction, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run blasts guests deep into outer space for a fantastic, heart racing mission. The Disney Parks Blog shared that just this week, the millionth rider experienced the attraction…and a few other surprises.  

What’s happening:

  • Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge has been welcoming guests since its grand opening on May 31. During this time, fans have had a chance to explore the amazing new land that makes up Black Spire Outpost on the planet Batuu.
  • One of the things fans can experience while at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run—a simulator ride that puts guests in the cockpit of the iconic ship and hands them the controls.
  • Just this week, the attraction welcomed its one millionth guest (and his family), as they joined Hondo Ohnaka’s crew and set off on their own mission.

Meet the crew:

  • Disney Cast Members who helped make the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge a success were on hand to welcome the Ridgeway family from Ocean Springs, Mississippi.

  • Jonathan Ridgeway, 8, was joined by his mom Becky, dad Roger, and brother Logan, 4 for their adventure aboard the Falcon.

1 Millionth Rider on Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run

1 Millionth Rider on Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run

  • During their visit, the family spent some time in the ship’s main hold and lounge where they met a surprise guest, Chewbacca!
  • Then, Jonathan settled into the cockpit as a co-pilot of the Falcon.

The Ridgeway family at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

The Ridgeway family at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

  • Afterwards, the family was treated to Blue and Green Milk for a celebratory toast!

About Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run:

  • The out-of-this-world attraction combines immersive storytelling with interactive gameplay and makes guests the protagonist of their own Star Wars adventure!
  • When it’s time for the mission to begin, each guest will be assigned one of three critical roles:
    • Pilots
    • Gunners
    • Flight Engineers
  • It’s up to guests and their fellow passengers to smuggle goods while avoiding any unnecessary entanglements.
  • May the Force be with You!
  • Check out Mike’s review of new attraction.


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