Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run Screen Wildly Malfunctions

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Credit: Disney/Disney World Guest Sophia M.

Yesterday, Walt Disney World Resort Guest Sophia M. was visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios Park, when she decided to take a trip to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

Smugglers Run
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While there, Sophia decided to ride Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run — where she and her party experienced a bizarre screen malfunction!

Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
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Sophia shared the following details with Inside the Magic, including an image of where the apparent technical error occurred. Below, she Sophia described the route that her party took to get to the specific attraction vehicle where they experienced the ride:

we went this way, and straight. just to give a bit more info- on the left side, there was a darkened rectangle of the screen going from the middle to the bottom. i took the normal picture and one with flash.

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Credit: Disney World Guest Sophia M.

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As you can see in the images below, the screen malfunction caused some visual obstructions while Guests were riding the attraction. Sophia indicated to ITM that the non-flash photo [below] is the most accurate depiction of what she and other Guests saw while riding Smugglers Run last night.

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Credit: Disney World Guest Sophia M.

The flash photo [below] shows a slightly different perspective.

smugglers run screen malfunction flash
Credit: Disney World Guest Sophia M.

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To put it in perspective, the screen on Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run is usually completely clear as Guests fly the Corellian light freighter through a galaxy far, far away on a mission from Hondo Ohnaka — part-owner of the Falcon following Han Solo’s unfortunate death in Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015).

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Credit: ITM Rebekah B.

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Galaxy’s Edge, for those who don’t know, is set between the final two Skywalker Saga films, Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2019) and Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (2019).

Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
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As for yesterday’s screen malfunction, it’s unclear what exactly caused the issue — but our money is on something being wrong with the hyperdrive.

More on Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run

Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
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The official description of Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run reads:

Ride in the famous cockpit of the Millennium Falcon on a daring flight—and whether you’re a pilot, engineer or gunner, every role is crucial.

The engines rumble as the Millennium Falcon blasts off, pushing you and your crew back into your seats when you jump into hyperspace towards adventure. Along the way you’ll face danger at every turn.

Will your mission succeed or fail? It’s up to you—find out if you have what it takes to outmaneuver the odds aboard the Millennium Falcon.

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