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Soarin To Close Much Of 2016

The ride will close on January 4th 2016 and reopen in late summer. No specific date was given.

The upgrades will include a 3rd theater to be built and upgrades to existing theaters. New projection systems and a new film will added. The new film is called Soarin Around The World.

Soarin’ Around the World is set to open in 2016. Although no exact date has been given, Erin Glover of Disney Parks Blog has confirmed that the makeover of the popular ride will take place both at Walt Disney World in Florida and at Disneyland Resort in California. The updated version will feature new digital screens and projection systems. It will use the same technology as the planned Soaring Over the Horizon ride at Shanghai Disney Resort.

With Soarin’ Around the World, guests will fly over both natural and man-made attractions such as The Great Wall of China and the plains of Africa. There is no word on how long the new film will be. As previously announced, a third theater will also be added at Epcot to cut down on wait times. The updated ride will totally replace the current film, guests will not be able to choose the California version. There has been no announcement on what music will accompany the new film.

Soarin’ over California opened on February 8, 2001 at Disney California Adventure. The Epcot version opened as Soarin’ on May 5, 2005 as part of the Happiest Celebration on Earth. The current ride takes guests high above several scenes in California, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Napa Valley, and Disneyland Park. Before the ride there is a film in which Chief Flight Attendant Patrick (Patrick Warburton) gives instructions. There is no word on whether or not Warburton will update the instructional film for Soarin’ Around the World.

Below is a video of the current complete Soarin experience.

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