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Now let’s switch to reliving our memory for the day.
As we get into today’s memory, you’ll need to imagine it’s a warm Monday in December 2021. The sun has now set on the park and the temperature has begun to drop. It’s been a great day in Disney’s Hollywood Studios filled with so many new experiences. And next up is another new attraction to the parks that I have been looking forward to riding.
If you remember in Memory 296, my family had just finished finally getting to ride the new family-friendly coaster, Slinky Dog Dash. While we were waiting in line we placed a mobile order for Andy’s Lunchbox just around the corner, and the timing worked out almost perfectly for us to grab our food after we exited the ride. Our memory will pick up as we’ve just finished eating and are headed back into Batuu, at night, to finally catch a ride on the Millenium Falcon. The Millenium Falcon is absolutely gorgeous as she’s lit up with the spires rising above her, but we only pause for a moment as we get straight into the nonexistent line and walk all the way into where we get to hear from Hondo about our mission. That animatronic is so amazing and lifelike, but we are quickly ushered on into the next holding queue as we await our turn to pilot the ship. The time will pass quickly as we hear the fun ambient sounds of the ship that make you feel like we’re in an airport hanger. Finally, we’ll take our seats (Traci and Susie are pilots, Mikey and I are the gunners) and then we’re off. Try not to judge us, but we didn’t do too well, and as we exit the ship we can see how much the ship bore the brunt of our failed work. But I’m sure Hondo’s guys will have it back in working order the next time you go down.
As I said earlier, today’s memory is in binaural once again. So for the best experience, I would recommend putting on your favorite headphones to fully immerse yourself in the memory.
Now that you have your headphones on, join me as we attempt to guide the Millennium Falcon on a mission that will help our resistance friends.