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Looking at Lucasfilm Episode 10: How gaming influenced the design of “Millennium Falcon: Smuggler​’​s Run”

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Dan Zehr & Jim Hill start off this episode by sharing what they know about the much-anticipated teaser trailer for “Star Wars: Episode IX.” They then discuss the “Rogue One” -inspired TV series that is now being readied for Disney’s new subscription service (which bows in 2019). Finally, Dan & Jim share the latest news coming out of Disney Parks & Resorts about “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge”


Over the course of this episode, listeners will learn about:

How Carrie Fisher’s death in December of 2016 impacted Disney’s original promotional plans for “Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi”

How Disney Studio’s PR department prefers to use “Good Morning America” when debuting trailers for family-friendly films while ESPN is the channel of choice when it comes to Marvel Cinematic Universe movies

How “The Mandalorian” is folding characters into this eagerly awaited Disney + series hat were initially introduced back in May of 1980 with the release of “Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

How the “Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run” ‘s THRC (i.e., theoretical hourly ride capacity) compares to people-eating attractions like “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “The Haunted Mansion”

Where in the preview footage that Disney Parks & Resort released last month for “Rise of the Resistance” to spy the ride vehicle you’ll use to travel through this “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” attraction


released December 25, 2018
Hosts: Jim Hill and Dan Zehr
Editor: Aaron Z. Adams


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Jim Hill is a writer, blogger, and theme park historian, and he'll be the first to tell you all of the back-room deals and corporate gossip that happens inside the Walt Disney Company.

Len Testa co-authors the Unofficial Guide series of travel books, focusing on theme parks.
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