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Disneyland’s Millennium Falcon ride gets millionth rider after opening 7 weeks ago

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge has been open for only seven weeks at Disneyland Resort in California, and its only ride, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, has reached 1 million riders.

Earlier this week, Disneyland gave the Ridgeway family, from Ocean Springs, Mississippi, an out-of-this world experience for becoming the 1 millionth rider, according to Disneyland Resort.

The ride is averaging more than 20,000 passengers every day.

The Ridgeway family — 8-year-old Jonathan, mom Becky, dad Roger and 4-year-old Logan — spent time in the Millennium Falcon’s main hold and lounge.

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The Ridgeway family, the millionth riders of the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run attraction, take their turn on the ride. Disneyland Resort

As they sat at the famous Dejarik table in the lounge, Chewbacca paid them a visit. Afterwards, the family was given Blue and Green Milk, a staple of the film franchise, to celebrate.

The Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run ride combines storytelling with gameplay. When it’s time for the mission to begin, you’ll be assigned one of three critical roles: pilots, gunners and flight engineers. It’s up to you and your fellow passengers to smuggle goods while avoiding any unnecessary entanglements.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opened May 31 at Disneyland. The Star Wars-themed land makes its debut at Walt Disney World in Orlando on Aug. 29.

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Miami Herald Real Time Reporter Devoun Cetoute covers breaking news, Florida theme parks and general assignment. He attends the University of Florida and grew up in Miami. Theme parks are on his mind in and out of the office.
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