Turns out the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy is pretty durable, too. Whatever repairs the crew at Ohnaka Transport Solutions has been doing to the Millennium Falcon seem to have worked, because Disneyland announced today that the Falcon just welcomed its one millionth rider since docking at the Black Spire Outpost.
Disneyland this week designated a family of four from Mississippi as including the millionth rider on Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run in the new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge land since its May 31 opening to the public.
Given that the ride has been open for 48 days as of yesterday, one million riders would mean that the Falcon is putting through a little more than 20,000 riders per day. With the park open for 16 hours most of those days, that would work out to an average capacity around 1300 guests per hour, which is in the ballpark of what people expected for the ride. But to hit this number now with that capacity testifies to a solid uptime record for the attraction in its first few weeks of operation, which is always worth commending.
Smugglers Run offers the most demanding interactive experience in a major theme park attraction, challenging riders to fly the Millennium Falcon on a mission to capture and deliver valuable coaxium to smuggler Hondo Ohnaka. It's an amazing social experiment, but one that frustrates some riders on repeat visits, as two of the three roles available on the ride are clearly less rewarding than being assigned to pilot the Falcon.
Still, it's the Millennium freakin' Falcon, lovingly created to the finest detail, providing Star Wars fans with the chance to fulfill a long-time wish to board and ride the most iconic spaceship in the Star Wars galaxy.Tweet
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