Earlier this week, Disney celebrated its one millionth rider on Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. The attraction opened to the public on May 31st, and has seen an average of over 20,000 riders per day to achieve the one millionth rider this week.
Disney cast members who helped make the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge a success were on hand to welcome the Ridgeway family from Ocean Springs, Miss. Jonathan Ridgeway, 8, climbed aboard the “fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy” along with mom Becky, dad Roger and brother Logan, 4.
The family spent some time in the ship’s main hold and lounge, where they sat at the famous Dejarik table and met a surprise guest, Chewbacca. Then, Jonathan settled into the cockpit as a co-pilot of the Falcon. Afterwards, the family was treated to Blue and Green Milk for a celebratory toast!
For more on Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, check out some of our immersive, 360-degree videos that put you in the middle of the queue and in an empty cockpit, check out our videos below.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is now open at Disneyland and will open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on August 29th.