PHOTOS: “Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run” Speeds Back Into Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios; No More Boarding Cards

Shannen Ace

PHOTOS: “Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run” Speeds Back Into Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios; No More Boarding Cards

Shannen Ace

PHOTOS: “Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run” Speeds Back Into Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios; No More Boarding Cards

We’re at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for the Cast Member preview day, and of course we had to check out Galaxy’s Edge. We rode Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run so we could see how this special attraction has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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With guests focused on Rise of the Resistance, Smugglers Run didn’t have much of a wait.

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The pre-show room with Hondo Ohnaka was running, but at least for Cast Member previews, it was just a walk-through, to keep from large groups crowding.

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Water fountains were still available.

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There were social distancing markers throughout the waiting area of the ship, though it wasn’t busy enough to necessitate them.

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The table was still open for guests to take photos. You’ll notice that we don’t have any photos of cards for Pilot, Co-Pilot, Engineers, or Gunners. That’s because the cards have been phased out for now. For previews, there were very few crowds, so it’s hard to tell how they will organize groups without the color-coded cards, but you and your party will be able to self-assign your roles onboard (or otherwise elbow your way to the Pilot’s seat somehow.)

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Despite skipping past animatronic Hondo, you still have to pause here and listen to his instructions over the communications system.

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A hand sanitizer dispenser makes sure you keep your hands clean before your flight.

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Smugglers Run is one of the more cramped rides, making social distancing with multiple parties impossible.

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So we got the Falcon to ourselves!

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Are you excited to return to Galaxy’s Edge and ride Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run again?

Keep checking WDWNT for more about Walt Disney World’s reopening.

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