A bonus feature on the Target exclusive 4K Blu-ray of Solo: A Star Wars Story offers a special look at the Millennium Falcon ride coming to Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios next year. The 13-minute extra is entitled The Millennium Falcon: From Page to Park, and features insight from a lot of the creative team including: –
- Asa Kalama, Executive Creative Director, Millennium Falcon Attraction
- Carrie Beck, Vice President, Lucasfilm Story Group
- Doug Chiang, VP and Executive Creative Director, Lucasfilm Story Group
- Kiri Hart, Senior Vice President, Development Lucasfilm
- Pablo Hidalgo, Creative Executive, Lucasfilm Story Group
- Jacqueline King, Producer, Millennium Falcon Attraction
- Matt Martin, Creative Executive, Lucasfilm Story Group
- Scott Trowbridge, Creative Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering
This is what they have to say….
Pablo Hidalgo: “And now the Millennium Falcon is flying to our galaxy. And if you’ve ever wanted to experience it – and I’m not talking about a movie set where you see the plywood that’s holding up the set, where you see where one area of the Falcon stops and in order to get to the next area you have to go to a whole different sound stage – the Millennium Falcon that’s at Galaxy’s Edge is the Falcon.
Doug Chiang: “You can explore the main chess room, you can really be immersed in that environment, you can actually push buttons and just kind of soak it all in.”
Asa Kalama: “You can turn 360 degrees around you and every last detail is exactly where you remembered it and how you remembered it.”
Kalama on riding the new attraction: “You’re truly in control of the fastest and most iconic ship in the entire galaxy. And Hondo, he’s gone ahead and added a couple extra seats so he can get as many of those flight crews through as possible. There are 200 some odd buttons, knobs and switches on the inside of the cockpit and they all do stuff. If you’re the gunners in the center there and you don’t fire back on those TIE Fighters fast enough they’re going to riddle the hull with laser bolts, the engineers in back, it’s really up to them to keep the whole Falcon in working order so they’re back there furiously working away at their various systems.”
Scott Trowbridge: “If you bring back all the loot and there’s not a scratch on the ship and Hondo is really happy when you bring it back, you might find yourself with some extra Galactic Credits in your account, but do a poor job, you lose the cargo, you smash up the ship, you might come back owing more money than you started with, the bossman might not be too happy and when you roll across to the local cantina the bartender might lean over and say ‘hey, word on the street is your name’s been put on the list of a local bounty hunter, I’d watch out if I were you’ so how well you do on this mission really does have an impact on your overall, land-wide story.”
We can’t wait!