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Since demand for the park has been rapidly increasing, Galaxy's Edge will roll out in two separate phases. The first will be the Smugglers Run attraction, where guests will take the helm of the Millenium Falcon during an escape from Batuu, and the second will be the Rise of The Resistance attraction, an immersive experience for guests to join in a battle against the First Order alongside the Resistance. Each sounds incredibly exciting in their own right, but Disney's chairman, Bob Chapek, has gone so far as to refer to the latter as their most ambitious attraction yet.



The ride is essentially a day-in-the-life experience of a member of the Resistance that eventually turns into an escape mission. io9 also describes it as "one of the biggest, most elaborate, and longest rides in the history of Disney." In fact, Galaxy's Edge as a whole is fitting for a Resistance fighter seeing as it's located on a remote planet filled with smugglers, a dive bar called Oga's Cantina, and of course, a life-size model of the Millennium Falcon. There are also plans to possibly expand the park over the years.



Entering Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland for the first time, a few days before the land opens to the public and through a rear entrance for media and cast members, the first thing we witness is an old, grimy YT-1300 light freighter parked right in front of us. It's the Millennium Falcon, rectangle dish included, as it exists right now in the era between Star Wars: The Last Jedi and this holiday's upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

And this hunk of junk is magnificent. It's a complete 1:1 scale recreation of the iconic vessel from a galaxy far, far away, a ship that's known for its speed and seemingly indestructibility. No little smuggling transport has survived as many battles, and now it resides on the planet Batuu, home of Black Spire Outpost - the location of the most technologically advanced single-land expansion in Disney Parks history.

Beside this ship is the entrance to the first of two rides coming to Galaxy's Edge in 2019, Millennium Falcon: Smugger's Run, an attraction where guests are promised the adventure of commanding the Falcon with their own crew - each taking different roles - in a fully interactive experience. But how does it work and is it truly interactive?

This park sounds insanely fun!

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10 minutes ago, ManUtdRedDevils said:

Waiting in lines for a ride? You all are cray cray. 

We Disney smart by being there at rope drop, using fast passes, staying late night. There are times we are in line but 15-30 minutes tops and rarely half hour. 

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