Soarin’ Now Open at Epcot

soarin at epcot

Are you ready to go to The Great Wall of China, Sydney Harbon in Australia or even Switzerland’s Matterhorn? Well, get ready to do just that the next time you visit Epcot, Disney California Adventure, and Shanghai Disneyland (though it is called Soaring Over the Horizon here)! The newly re-imagined attraction Soarin’ Around the world is now open at all three Disney Parks!

When you visit one of the three Soarin’ Around the World rides you’ll get to adventure to more than a dozen magnificent destinations around the world. It’s like getting to travel without needing a passport. In Soarin’ Around The World (or Over the Horizon) you head into an 80-foot projection screen dome that will take riders up to 40 feet in the air, really filling each riders entire field of vision. During your adventure you will feel as if you are flying through natural and man-made landmarks.

I had the chance to ride the previous version of the ride and it was amazing so I have no doubt the new version will be just as amazing. Not only do riders get to enjoy really taking in these landmarks but they will hear and sometimes smell what it would be like to be there in person. It’s the next best thing to traveling to the landmarks in person, and it’s way less expensive.

As if the changes to the ride itself isn’t exciting enough, the queue line now has a new game called “Soarin’ Challenge”. Guests can use their smartphones to play while waiting to get on the ride. This is awesome because, I’ll be honest, the wait for this attraction has always been a little steeper than other attractions, so why not entertain yourself! It’s a travel trivia game that allows guests to play each other and answer questions on cuisine, language, geography and more. You can unlock passport stamps and up your score so you can have travel trivia bragging rights!

I am super excited to check out Soarin’ Around the World next time I head to Walt Disney World’s Epcot.  What about you? Are you ready to go Soarin’ Around the World?



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  1. 1

    I haven’t been to Epcot for years and would love to return. This looks like the perfect addition. May have to check it out. Thanks so much for sharing

  2. 2

    It’s been a couple of years since I visited Disney. I remember loving Soarin’ though! I tried it in DisneyWorld and absolutely loved it.

  3. 3

    I’d love to experience Soarin’ Around the World! I’ve always loved Epcot, and this a perfect example of why.

  4. 4

    I love the Epcot!! I hadn’t heard about this opening, I can’t wait to see it the next time I am there!

  5. 5

    This sounds like a great ride to escape on! I love a ride that also gives you a does of somewhere else.

  6. 6

    Omg, I love Soaring!! I didn’t know they had a new one, I want to run right there!!

  7. 7
    Ann Bacciaglia

    Soarin’ Around the world sounds like a great attraction. I would love to check it out in person.

  8. 8

    That sounds amazing. I have never been there, so I’d love to check this out. It sounds like an awesome ride.

  9. 9

    I’ve been on one of those rides before. It was a lot of fun.

  10. 10

    I need to plan a trip like this. My kids would be over the moon with excitement. Going to have to add it to our list of places we need to visit!

  11. 11

    I’ve never heard of Soarin’ Around The World before. It sure sounds like it would be lots of fun though1

  12. 12

    I’d love to visit this attraction if I ever make it to California. Perhaps a family road trip is in order?

  13. 13

    I didn’t realize they were rebooting it. I love the game to play while waiting in line. So smart!

  14. 14

    I would love to visit Epcot! That sounds like a great addition.

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