PHOTOS: Disney’s new Millennium Falcon attraction looks better than the concept art

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“Star Wars” fans, get ready to enter a galaxy far, far away. Soon, Disney Parks guests will get to take a ride on the Millennium Falcon in an attraction that will open next year at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Between fan photos and official Disney Parks updates, we’ve been getting our Millennium Falcon fix one way or another. Take a look at the latest images of the upcoming Millennium Falcon attraction at Disneyland.

Thanks to an Instagram user and helicopter aviator, we now have a birds-eye view of the construction progress at Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, featuring Han Solo’s famous ship.

James Taylor Baker, known on Instagram by the username Heliguy, recently posted aerial photos revealing the construction progress on the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run attraction, which will open with Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Summer 2019 at Disneyland. Baker’s photos reveal the construction underway at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, specifically the spectacular exterior of the Millennium Falcon, which will become part of the new attraction.

Disney announced at the Destination D event in November that on Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, guests will take control of Han Solo’s ship and journey through space. By the looks of the ship at Galaxy’s Edge so far, we think this attraction will feel just as epic and immersive as Disney suggests.

Take a closer look at the birds-eye view photos below:

Image source: @Heliguy on Instagram
Image source: @Heliguy on Instagram

Disney Parks also released another photo detailing the construction progress on the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run attraction. The photo shows what looks to be a completed look at the Disneyland Resort version of the ride. Han Solo’s ship is shown front and center in the photo, with a look at the construction progress on the surrounding area within the land. The entire land is starting to look incredibly similar to the concept art for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Take a look at the construction progress photo compared to the concept art below:

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And that’s not all. A photo of Disney Parks Chairman Bob Chapek sitting inside the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run attraction was also released recently, and the ride’s interior looks as realistic as a “Star Wars” film set.

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Bob Chapek inside Millennium Falcon attraction. Credit: New York Times/Brooks Barnes

We can’t wait for the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland next summer and Disney’s Hollywood Studios next fall. And according to theme park experts’ predictions, hundreds of thousands of Disney Parks and “Star Wars” fans are just as excited for the lands to open as we are.

What do you think of the latest construction at Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge?

  1. Mike

    Loved the article!

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