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Soarin’ to Be Updated?

Soarin’ to Be Updated?

One of the most popular rides at Epcot is Soarin’. It allows guests to feel like they are hang gliding over the state of California. The problem with the ride is that the scenes are the same ones that are used at Disneyland Resort. For years, rumors have circulated that the ride might be updated to include scenes from both Walt Disney World and Disneyland. Now it seems that there are plans to make that happen.

 

According to WDWMagic, plans could be in the works for filming to begin within the next month in the skies above Walt Disney World. Speculation is that a lot of the footage will focus on Epcot. The footage is expected to be part of a new film for the ride, which will let guests visit both Florida and California. No official word has been announced by Disney.

Soarin’ (or Soarin’ Over California) opened at Disney California Adventure on February 8, 2001. The ride was an instant hit. The Walt Disney World version opened at Epcot on May 5, 2005, as part of the Happiest Celebration on Earth campaign. The ride is just under five minutes long. IMAX technology allows guests to feel like they are hang gliding over various places in California. Scenes include a ski slope, an aircraft carrier, and an orange grove. It wraps up at Disneyland Park.

At Epcot, lines grow long early for Soarin’. It is a Tier One FASTPASS+ attraction. There is a short safety film before the ride. Guests must be at least 40 inches in order to board. It is not recommended for people who are prone to motion sickness.

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About PaulaK

I grew up in Western Massachusetts. When I was nine my family went to Disneyland and I was hooked. I grew up, attended New England College in Henniker, NH and eventually moved to Virginia. I worked as a disc jockey, married and became a full time mom when our daughter was born. Fast forward several years. In 2010 we moved to Central Florida and my Disney obsession grew. I now work as a freelance writer and spend my spare time in the parks. Under the name Paula Brown I penned the novels Dream Wanderers and The Coffee Cruiser. I also am a co-author of Dining at Walt Disney World: The Definitive Guide. I'm obsessed with Star Wars, so this is a good time to live in Central Florida. I've been a vegetarian for well over a decade, a choice that my daughter eventually made as well. While my husband still hasn't joined us fully he has given up most meats except for seafood. I was relieved to find that vegetarian dining is not difficult at Walt Disney World.