How does Smuggler's Run rank in the lineup of Disney E-Ticket greatness?

What score do you give Smuggler's Run as an e-ticket attraction a scale of 1 to 10?

  • 1

    Votes: 1 2.7%
  • 2

    Votes: 2 5.4%
  • 3

    Votes: 3 8.1%
  • 4

    Votes: 4 10.8%
  • 5

    Votes: 8 21.6%
  • 6

    Votes: 7 18.9%
  • 7

    Votes: 4 10.8%
  • 8

    Votes: 4 10.8%
  • 9

    Votes: 1 2.7%
  • 10

    Votes: 3 8.1%

  • Total voters
    37

SD33

Mouseketeer
Joined
Jul 14, 2010
I've heard a lot of mixed reviews on this particular ride. How does it stack up for you with the rest of the Disney e-ticket family?
 

gottalovepluto

DIS Veteran
Joined
Jul 14, 2014
Also are you talking Disneyland only or should people who have been to WDW evaluate against those rides as well? (I haven’t gotten to ride this particular ride but FOP is considered by many, myself included, to be the cream of the Disney e-ticket ride crop right now.)
 
  • PurpleKomodo

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Mar 19, 2015
    Honestly, it felt like a big immersive video game, but it was super fun. I would not call it super thrilling though.
     

    njchris

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Apr 2, 2004
    Also are you talking Disneyland only or should people who have been to WDW evaluate against those rides as well? (I haven’t gotten to ride this particular ride but FOP is considered by many, myself included, to be the cream of the Disney e-ticket ride crop right now.)
    FOP is my top ride in all of Disney that I've been to. I would rank Smuggler's Run high.. maybe 4th (1 being FOP).
     
  • interstate70s

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    May 29, 2012
    1.Flight of Passage
    2.Pirates Disneyland
    3.Radiator Springs Racers
    4.Haunted Mansion
    5. Splash DW, Splash DL
    6.Indiana Jones
    7.Mine Train
    8.Space mountain DL
    9.Matterhorn
    10.Star Tours
    11.Millenium Falcon
    12.Rock n Roller coaster
    13.Test Track
    14.Toy Story

    All the Rest.

    Sorry that's a little more than ten. But I would put smugglers run in the middle of the pack. Although walking into the cockpit, and Hondo is amazing, the ride is really good, but not great.
     
  • fly girl

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jan 20, 2012
    1.Flight of Passage
    2.Pirates Disneyland
    3.Radiator Springs Racers
    4.Haunted Mansion
    5. Splash DW, Splash DL
    6.Indiana Jones
    7.Mine Train
    8.Space mountain DL
    9.Matterhorn
    10.Star Tours
    11.Millenium Falcon
    12.Rock n Roller coaster
    13.Test Track
    14.Toy Story

    All the Rest.

    Sorry that's a little more than ten. But I would put smugglers run in the middle of the pack. Although walking into the cockpit, and Hondo is amazing, the ride is really good, but not great.
    Interesting list. Mine would have to include GOTG/ToT, Expedition Everest, and Soarin. I’d take out Mine Train and Star Tours (although I loved the new one at DL) so that maybe would get bottom billing.
     
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    fly girl

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jan 20, 2012
    Also are you talking Disneyland only or should people who have been to WDW evaluate against those rides as well? (I haven’t gotten to ride this particular ride but FOP is considered by many, myself included, to be the cream of the Disney e-ticket ride crop right now.)
    It is the best ride. They really set the bar high after that ride.
     

    fly girl

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jan 20, 2012
    I'm not really a fan of drop rides generally. So ToT and Guardians aren't the top of my favorite E tickets. Everest would move up the list if they fixed Disco Yeti. Lol.
    Ha! You replied as I edited. I realized not everyone likes the drop rides, I LOVE them! But I did add Soarin’.

    Lol, yeah I would love to see the real working Yeti too!
     

    SoCalDisneyFan2708

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Mar 10, 2017
    I’d put it towards the bottom. I really wasn’t impressed. 😬

    If I had to put it into context, it’s like Pandora’s Navi River Journey. It’s not awful, but I left saying that was it?
    This is very accurate and I believe that once Rise of the Resistance opens both lands are going to be very comparable when it comes to rides. Both lands will have the home run ride in FoP and RotR. Then you’ll have Navi River and Smugglers that are just okay.
     

    lalasmama

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Sep 25, 2011
    I really liked it. I'm not a huge motion simulator person. I like Star Tours and Soarin' perfectly fine, and make a point to do them each day I'm in the parks. But, rarely would I consider riding them over and over again. We rode Smugglers Run 4 times in a row. It was a different experience each time for us, as we got to do different positions, and it was all still so new. Once it wears off, where will it settle in E-Ticket Land?

    I like it more than Matterhorn, but less than Splash.
    I like it more than Indy, but WAY less than Radiator Springs Racers.
    I like it more than Star Tours, but less than Incredicoaster or Guardians.

    I like that it's interactive both by yourself with the control board, and that groups in the cockpit can work together and encourage others to get a better score for everyone. The immersion in the queue is amazing, and I think that's one of the best I have seen (I've only been to DLR, so not in comparison to anything at WDW, where I believe I have heard queues are generally a bit more entertaining). I think it's a perfectly good addition to the parks, and will make time to ride it again--and again--when I'm there next spring.
     

    Mrs. W

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jun 6, 2017
    Smuggler’s Run was a fine ride, but it doesn’t make the top 10 for me. So I voted “1” in terms of relative “greatness”, but not because the ride is awful - it’s just not among the best rides at Disneyland or Disney World.
     

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