The Millennium Falcon Ride will have enough pods to handle 1800 people per hour!
**Update! Blooloop is reporting that Bill Zanetti an Orlando, Florida university teacher who studies theme park design, operations and management expects 200,000 people to line up to be the first inside the new themed land. This could mean the longest wait times in the history of Disney Parks!
We just found out that the new Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run ride coming to Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge will have pods with just a few passengers but they will be able to handle approximately 1800 people per hour.
AT D23 EXPO 2017, DISNEY PARKS CHAIRMAN BOB CHAPEK ANNOUNCES NEW DETAILS OF ATTRACTIONS PLANNED FOR STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE — Walt Disney Parks Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek shared new details and a glimpse inside the two attractions planned for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge coming to both Disneyland park in Anaheim, Calif. and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Fla. in 2019. The D23 Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse event brought us a lot of exciting news! None more so than new details about a “galaxy far far away”, though! Bob Chapek, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products, revealed some amazing new details about the upcoming Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge lands coming to Disneyland and Walt Disney World.
When Discussing all of the exciting news Bob Chapek said, “We are currently in the midst of one of the most extraordinary periods of expansion in our history. We are always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible as we deliver world-class experiences and attractions, new hotels and entertainment, itineraries and destinations for our guests.”
And it does seem that boundaries are being pushed in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. While we knew the land would feature an interactive story that will put guests right in the middle of the action, we learned that this will be, at least partially facilitated by using the optional Play Disney Parks App. Additionally, it was announced that John Williams, the composer of the original movie score as well as all of its sequels and countless other iconic film scores, would compose original music for the land! Guests at the event were treated to an exclusive preview of some of the music.
I tried a test version of the Millennium Falcon ride as part of reporting. Built in a CA warehouse. I must say, pretty amazing. You're in the cockpit with only a few others. But they will have enough pods to handle 1,800 people/hour. https://t.co/sZqTbu9n7b
— Brooks Barnes (@brooksbarnesNYT) November 16, 2018
Source Brook Barnes and Frank Pallotta NY Times