There are few things in this world as exciting as Disney’s plans to build not one but TWO Star Wars-centric theme parks but one of the exciting bits of news is that there will be an Millennium Falcon ride!
During last year’s D23 Expo, Disney shared concept art for its two 14-acre theme parks, one of which would be located at Hollywood Studios in Orlando and the other at Disneyland in Anaheim and according to the press release both parks feature attractions that would transport “guests to a never-before-seen planet, a remote trading port and one of the last stops before wild space where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life.”
Both parks will also have signature attractions so clearly you have to visit both. But the more enticing of the ride is the Millennium Falcon ride in which attendees get to control the hunk of junk that saves the galaxy. The other ride throws fans into midst of a climatic battle between the Resistance and First Order.
With the Millennium Falcon, Disney Imagineer Scott Trowbridge said, “You’re actually going to pilot this thing. You’re going to be the one in complete control, steering it through outer space, firing those lasers cannons…”
In the parks, attendees will be able to visit an outer-worldly street market run a cast of familiar Star Wars characters, including aliens and droids. Meanwhile, at The Cantina you’ll have the chance to “sample the daily specials, interact with the locals and hear the latest rumors from the far reaches of the galaxy.”
You can see new concept art and footage for Disney’s Star Wars theme parks in addition to hearing more specifics about the Millennium Falcon ride, in the clip below. There is still no completion date for either the Anaheim or Orlando theme parks unfortunately but we can try to wait patiently.