Imagineer Podcast

Soarin’ (Disney California Adventure, EPCOT, Shanghai Disneyland, Tokyo DisneySea)

August 27, 2022

Soarin' Over California opened at Disney California Adventure in 2001 and was added to EPCOT a few years later in 2005. The attraction was later refurbished to Soarin' Around the World and added to Shanghai Disneyland as Soaring Over The Horizon. In 2019 the attraction was then added to Tokyo DisneySea as Soaring Fantastic Flight. The attraction has a rich history as the modern benchmark for a theater-based simulator at the Disney Parks. Soarin' remains a Disney fan favorite and has now delighted millions of guests around the world for over 20 years.

In this podcast episode, we discuss the history of Soarin', including its various ride versions, locations, music, and Imagineering, along with some fun facts, details, and audio recordings of the attraction.

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