Disneyland's highly anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy theme park opened its doors to guests with a pre-reservation for the first time on Friday. Incredible new photos were created of the park's main attraction: the Millennium Falcon.
The life-size hyper-detailed replica of the iconic Han Solo ship is in the middle of the Black Spire Outpost on the grungy outer edge of Batuu.
Happy guests will not only be able to take their photo with the 100-meter-long ship and roam the halls, they will also have the opportunity to do something that many Star Wars fans have always dreamed of: to see it travel by plane.
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The long-awaited Star Wars theme park from Galaxy & # 39; s Edge, the long-awaited Disneyland, is a life-size replica of the Millennium Falcon
The Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run ride lets six lucky guests take control of the cockpit of the 100-foot-long spacecraft
New photos show the hyper-detailed replica of the ship made famous by Harris Solo's Han Solo in the original Star Wars trilogy
Disney has released a trailer that gives a glimpse of the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run ride and introduces guests to the legendary spaceship.
Characters from the films guide visitors through, with Chewbacca appearing on the screen and Weequay pirate Hondo Ohnaka telling their mission: acquiring a supply of hyper fuel known as coaxium from Han Solo & Corellia's home world.
Groups of six commanding the cockpit in the interactive experience: a pilot, co-pilot, two gunners and two engineers, randomly assigned by a cast member.
The iconic ship of Han Solo is docked in the middle of the Black Spire Outpost, a hive of enemies on the outer edge of the planet Batuu
& # 39; The Force will be with you. Always. & # 39; Visitors to the theme park get a great view of the legendary ship from the walk to the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run ride
The front jaws of the Falcon and the side-mounted cockpit recall its origins as an intermodal tugboat that floats containers in orbital cargo yards
The accurately copied hull is very Instagram worthy with its Dejarik holographic chess table and combat remote control and helmet
One pilot controls the vertical movement of the believing-but-scaly Falcon, the other, the horizontal.
The gunners press the buttons to fire and the technicians switch to switches when they are asked to repair the spacecraft if the pilots crash it.
How well the team works together to operate the ship determines how bumpy the ride is and whether they return unharmed to the port or with a few dents in the hull.
The famous crew pilot of the Millennium Falcon in a scene from the Lucas movie Star Wars Episode IV & # 39; A New Hope & # 39; from 1977. & # 39; Despite her flaws, she is loved by her owners – Han Solo and Chewbacca have searched the galaxy for years for the ship they once called home while rejoicing when they finally recovered her & # 39 ;, says a description on the Star Wars website
The Disney Imagineers worked closely with Lucasfilm to ensure that every detail was right, to visit set pieces to get every last pipe, switch and sticker on the outer hull.
& # 39; Chewie, we are home! & # 39; Visitors can walk through the impressive hull and access tunnel of the Millennium Falcon to the cockpit
Guests who are the & # 39; fastest junk in the galaxy & # 39; are likely to be slightly more impressed than Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi when they first set eyes on her.
& # 39; When you can offer people an immersive experience that Disneyland designed in the first place, but something as rich as this, that enhances the whole experience for people in a way that I think we will never imagine when we did not have the means of technology, & CEO Bob Iger told CNBC.
& # 39; And so I think more than anything, people will only be in awe of how rich the experience is here. & # 39;
In the ship's hull of the replica, guests can take selfies around a holographic chess table and see Luke Skywalker's Jedi training material.
The Millennium Falcon swings through space in 1983 Star Wars Episode Vi & # 39; Return of the Jedi & # 39 ;. & # 39; The Falcon can be unpredictable, with its hyperdrive particularly rickety, & # 39; reads a description on the Star Wars website
Fans may board the Falcon and order the ship inside the barrel-shaped cockpit on the side of the spacecraft
Despite its humble origins, the Millennium Falcon has played a role in some of the greatest victories of the Rebel Alliance and the New Republic
Guests receive their mission after boarding the falcon: to secure a stock of Corellia hyper fuel coaxium
Groups of six guests must work together on the ride – flip buttons and push buttons – to control the spacecraft
There are also games to queue to steer the ship.
Excited fans who got a sneak peak from the park before the opening praised the thrilling ride on social media.
& # 39; Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run is an explosion!, & # 39; tweeted, with another writing: & # 39; Proud to say I was one of the first people to crash the Millennium Falcon & # 39 ;.
Smugglers Run is the only ride currently operational at Disneyland & # 39; s highly anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy & # 39; s Edge theme park
& # 39; The Falcon looks like a worn-out junker, but under her trunk she is full of surprises & # 39 ;, is the description on the Star Wars website
Disney has released a trailer that gives a glimpse of the Smugglers Run ride and shows guests who are taking the legendary ship to a higher speed
The Disney Imagineers worked closely with Lucasfilm to ensure that everything about the Falcon was accurate and visited pieces of the Falcon to get every last pipe, switch, and sticker on the outer hull on the right.
The Millennium Falcon was made famous by Han Solo from Harrison Ford in the original Star Wars trilogy.
& # 39; Despite its modest origins and poor appearance, the Millennium Falcon has played a role in some of the greatest victories of the Rebel Alliance and the New Republic. The Falcon looks like a worn-out junker, but under her torso she is full of surprises, & reads a description on the Star Wars website.
Visitors first walk through Ohnaka Transport Solutions, an extensive hangar run by Hondo Ohnaka, who fans may still remember from the animated series The Clone Wars
Guests walk through the corridors and experience other memorable areas before taking control of the fastest ship in the Milky Way
A replica of a Dejarik board, a popular game for two players in the films in which teams of holographic creatures fight each other
How well the six visitors work together to operate the ship determines how bumpy the ride is and whether they return to the harbor unharmed or with a few dents in the hull
Smugglers Run is the only attraction opened so far in the 14-hectare park, but it also has stores with personal droids and lightsabers and & # 39; Star Wars-suitable food and drinks & # 39 ;.
Another ride called Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will be opened later in the year.
Disney officials said it took more than five years to complete the attraction at the California theme park, with an estimated cost of more than $ 1 billion.
Galaxy & # 39; s Edge is an adventure through the scary planet Batuu, a remote world from the latest Star Wars trilogy, and the war between the resistance and the bad first order.
During the first three weeks, guests must make a reservation to enter and will be limited to four hours in the exciting new country, the largest single-theme country in a Disney park.
A special wristband identifies a visitor's time window and as soon as it expires, Disney says it will block access to major attractions and merchandise locations.
Park workers dressed in Star Wars characters will eventually ask visitors to make their way to one of the three exits so that a new group can enter.
Kris Theiler, vice president of Disneyland Park, said: & # 39; some First Order officers are helping us or maybe some Stormtroopers asking people to come along.
& # 39; We may use the first order later in the reservation period if needed. & # 39;
Excited fans published on social media about their experiences in the Star Wars: Galaxy & # 39; s Edge theme park in California
Visitors who got a taste of Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run joked about how they crashed the loyal but airy ship
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