Mark Hamill Explains Why Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Ride Is Better Than The Films

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June 11, 2019  10:14 PM

 

 

Last month, Disneyland finally opened the highly anticipated Star Wars themepark Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Anaheim. Celebrating the park’s opening, Disneyland brought in Star Wars legends Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Billy Dee Williams, and Star Wars creator George Lucas himself, to check out Galaxy’s Edge.

Knowing that Hamill has been at the center of the franchise, playing Luke Skywalker in six out of the nine Skywalker saga entries, fans would probably believe that Hamill wouldn’t be as taken in by Galaxy’s Edge. However, it turns out that the Star Wars legend had more fun in Galaxy’s Edge than working on any other film in the series.

Speaking in an interview with James Corden on The Late Late Show With James Corden, Hamill decides to talk about his experience in the Star Wars theme park.

"We were in a cutout cockpit of the Millennium Falcon with the stagehands rocking it and so forth," Hamill revealed, "When you get on [Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run], you experience it in a way that you never did making the movie. We were just pretending. Here, they do everything for you.

It seems like the hype certainly is real. There’s been a lot of excitement over Galaxy’s Edge. Not only does it offer fans the chance to ride the Millennium Falcon in its main attraction, Smuggler’s Run, it also allows for other different experiences like building droids, lightsabers, and trying out blue or green milk. The park also has a second attraction on the way called Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is now open at Disneyland. The theme park is set to open at Walt Disney World on August 29.

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