Disneyland ride operator Mark Diwas is one of the few people —both real and fictional — who can say they’ve flown the Millennium Falcon, the iconic starship from the “Star Wars” films that will be a marquee attraction in the Anaheim theme park’s new Galaxy’s Edge themed land.
“If you think about it, it’s only been Han Solo, Chewie, Lando, Rey and now me,” said Diwas, 36, of Fullerton. “So that’s pretty cool to say right now until we open and then everybody is going to be able to fly.”
The Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run flight simulator coming to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will put riders in the cockpit of the fastest ship in the galaxy as they battle Imperial TIE fighters during a mission to bring back a pile of loot for a vengeful space pirate. The new themed land will be set in the Black Spire Outpost on the remote planet of Batuu, located on the outer rim of the Star Wars galaxy.