Hondo is calling! Why is Hondo Ohnaka calling us? Could it be for a new Millennium Falcon mission? On August 29, 2019, Walt Disney World opened the gates to it’s newest land, Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Black Spire Outpost. The attraction holding down the fort is Millennium Falcon Smugglers Run until the Rise of the Resistance opens on December 5, 2019. With the attraction being less than year old, we’re already hearing rumors surfacing around a new Millennium Falcon mission being in development. We’re answering Hondo’s call, let’s see what has for us!
Let’s find that coaxium! You thought we were going say dino, didn’t you? You know us too well, we do love Dinosaur! Before we dive into a potential new Millennium Falcon mission, let’s take a quick peek at what is currently in place. For a full ride review, feel free to take a gander at the following article.
The current mission associated with Millennium Falcon Smugglers Run is all about, we’ll say, finding coaxium for Hondo. Each experience is differs depending on the overall success of your flight team, where you look to gather up to four different coaxium pods for Hondo. The overall flight environment is the same each time you experience the attraction, what changes is how far you get on the mission, similar to a level on a video game.
Passholder Insights: The right pilot controls the up and down. Similar to an airplane, the controls are reversed, where you push up to go down and pull down to go up.
Hondo Is On-Line One
Is it a prank call or a real mission? Great question! Walt Disney World is never short of rumors and recently a new rumor has surfaced around a new Millennium Falcon mission being under development. Smugglers Run is an attraction that is perfect for continuous advancement and development. With the attraction being a combination of a simulator and video game environment, it is easier for Disney Imagineering to add new experiences to the attraction. Think similar to new levels added to your favorite video game.
At the time of writing this article, Disney Parks has not confirmed or denied if the rumor is true, but it got us thinking. It happens from time to time. Could we see a new Millennium Falcon mission? The short answer is yes. The bigger question is how quickly could Disney Imagineering develop a new mission. Our best estimation would be a couple of years, as it usually takes video game companies multiple years to create new environments and the same should hold true for Millennium Falcon Smugglers Run.
Hondo will have a new Millennium Falcon mission for us. In the DVC Duo house, we believe the earliest we’ll see another mission is either at the tail end of Walt Disney World 50th anniversary or shortly after. Most likely we wouldn’t see any changes until after 2022. When a new mission is added we would expect it to have a similar goal of gathering coaxium with the big changes coming to the environment. Long-term we could see Disney move in a similar direction as Star Tours where your mission is random and new options are added on a regular basis. Similar to how Star Tours will have scenes added to the attraction from Rise of Skywalker after the movie is released. Ok Hondo, we’ll be waiting by the phone for our new Millennium Falcon mission. Lightspeed to…we’ll have to wait to find out!
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