Guests Evacuated from Millennium Falcon Ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Walt Disney World guests have been evacuated from yet another ride. This time, from Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. But after an interruption of only 20 minutes, the ride reopened.

This news comes from Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook as guests report the evacuation first hand. It was later confirmed when Disney announced the ride’s temporary closure on the MyDisneyExperience App.

Screenshot of the Millennium Falcon Smuggler's Run closure as show on the MyDisneyExperience App
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What we know:

  • Tweets suggest that the evacuation was caused when a fire alarm went off inside the ride building.
  • The ride started malfunctioning including, but not limited to, audio failure.

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The Falcon began flying once again 20 minutes later…

Yes, despite the real fire alarms reported, this appears to be a false alarm. After evacuating a line worthy of an 80+ minute wait, the attraction was back up and open to guests. This evacuation appears to be an annoying inconvenience compared to the evacuation on The People Mover at The Magic Kingdom this past week. 

Still, it is good to know that there was nothing vitally wrong with Han and Chewie’s precious ship, and nobody was reported to be hurt during the evacuation.

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Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
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When Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge debuted in both Walt Disney World and the Disneyland Resort in California, guests could finally live their dream of flying the fabled Millennium Falcon. The ride takes place right in the cockpit of our favorite Correllian freighter with six people to a crew: two pilots, two gunners, and two engineers.

Your crew’s objective is to steal-er-intercept a package. The two pilots fly the ship into position–one controls the Falcon’s altitude while the other steers the ship side-to-side–and the gunners fight off any interfering ships while the engineers fight to keep the ship flying and ensure the cargo is captured. This is one of the key immersive attractions in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, next to Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.

Related: INSIDE Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

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What do you think happened at Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run? Did you know anybody that had to be evacuated? Let us know in the comments!

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