Ford appeared on a panel for the upcoming film, seated alongside his costars from the original "Star Wars" series, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher.
Ford told the ecstatic crowd of his work on the new film:
"It should have felt ridiculous. That was 30-(something) years ago and I sort of grew up. And yet, there I was doing something I did so long ago. I will tell you that it felt great."
Oscar Isaac and John Boyega [Cred: Jesse Grant/Getty Images]
Ford, Hamill, and Fisher were joined by the film's new generation of stars, including "good guys" John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, and Oscar Isaac, and "bad guys" Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, and Gwendoline Christie.
After the panel, the crowd of 7,000 was treated to a monumental concert of all the "Star Wars" music of composer John Williams.