How to Unlock “Chewie Mode” on Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run

A new video from YouTube channel Fresh Baked Disney shows off how to unlock “Chewie Mode” on Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run!

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A new “hack” has been discovered by Disney guests that replaces the voice of pirate Hondo Ohnaka with Chewbacca for the entire ride. If the concept of coaxium and what buttons to press wasn’t confusing enough to the average guest, how about instructions in an unrecognizable language like Shyriiwook?

Well, the crew at Fresh Baked had some help from Cast Members unlocking the so-called “Chewie Mode” and have shared it in a recent video that you can watch in its entirety below.

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Here’s a look at the step-by-step instructions on how to unlock “Chewie Mode” on Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run!

  1. DO NOT activate your position right away like you would normally do.
  2. Left and Right Pilots need to push their controls to the extreme left/right or extreme up/down depending on their joystick movement.
  3. After that, Pilots hit the activation button
  4. Engineers and Gunners need to hit one of the white buttons on their respective consoles before hitting their activation button. Hold the white button and then press activate.
  5. Ensure all of this is done before the Cast Member checks your seatbelts and hits their own confirmation button.

That’s it! If everyone did it correctly, you should hear Chewbacca’s voice during the entire ride instead of Hondo Ohnaka’s voice. If you did it incorrectly, hopefully you have a Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run FastPass+ to try again!

Of course, this is best done with a group of 6 willing participants otherwise you might not be able to activate it, and if by some chance you are, Chewbacca yelling at a first-time rider might be even more confusing than the general chaos of trying to obtain coaxium.

Readers of this blog will know that’s not the only hidden secret that the attraction has either! At the Disney’s Hollywood Studios version of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Imagineers have placed a Hidden Millennium Falcon in the land! Check out our post on the Hidden Millennium Falcon here!

For a fun video tutorial on how to unlock “Chewie Mode” on Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, check out the video from Fresh Baked Disney below.

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