Disney Parks shares first glimpse of new Millennium Falcon ride

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Dec 17, 2018, 7:00 PM EST (Updated)

Though Star Wars fans will be able to travel to a galaxy far, far away through a movie screen when Star Wars: The Last Jedi comes out Dec. 15, they'll have to wait until 2019 before they can enter the Star Wars world for real.

Okay, really we're talking about the long-awaited expansion to Disney Parks, called Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. Though we've known for a little while now that the park will be set on the previously unknown galactic hub of Batuu, today we have our first glimpse of one of the new rides -- and it's none other than one where you get to fly in the Millennium Falcon herself. Hear me, baby? Hold together.

Though it isn't much, Disney Parks tweeted this pic today, and it will be instantly recognizable for any fan of the series:

The photo might not look like much, but she's got it where it counts. First off, it's a real re-creation of the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy's corridor, and who among us doesn't wish to stand there, even just for a moment? If the ride takes place on the Falcon, it's a fair assumption that the cockpit will be involved, and this is the corridor that leads right into it. Could this be where guests queue up as they wait to ride? We can think of no place where we'd rather wait.

In case you're thinking that you'll just get a passive ride on the famous ship, think again. The ride will be interactive, and the way you perform will affect your time in the rest of the park. Fly the ship well, and you'll be rewarded. Knock the deflector dish off like Lando, and you might suddenly have Dengar pointing a blaster in your direction out by the cantina. Everything down to the hotel rooms in this new park is interactive, so who knows? Han Solo himself might come to give you a repair bill while you're sleeping in one of the themed rooms.

According to the tweet, more will be revealed this Saturday at Star Wars: Galactic Nights, taking place at Disney Hollywood Studios in Florida. In the meantime, fans will just have to get their Falcon fix though a little independent film opening this weekend called Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

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