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Disneyland guests uncover 'Chewie mode' hack on Millennium Falcon ride

Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
Posted at 12:11 PM, Feb 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-27 15:24:38-05

(KGTV) — Fans of Disneyland's "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge" have likely yet to uncover all the secrets found around the alleyways of Black Spire Outpost.

That includes the land's Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run attraction. Fans recently discovered a secret "Chewie mode" hidden in the control panels of the famed space vessel.

Disneyland confirmed this week the mode exists.


Disney fan website FreshBakedDisney.com reports that a new software update to the ride will allow riders to listen to Chewbacca roaring the entire flight, instead of the space pirate Hondo Onaka directing the experience.

Normally when guests walk in, there is a flashing orange activation button that wakes up the console for each rider. But if pilots hold their levers all the way up or down and left or right, and gunners and engineers hold down a flashing white button before hitting those flashing orange buttons, "Chewie mode" will go live.

But it only works if done before crew members activate the ride on their end, so go in with a plan and some quick fingers.

Check out how the group got "Chewie mode" to work below (it took them a few times):