Original Soarin' Over California film to return to EPCOT's The Land pavilion

Sep 09, 2023 in "Soarin'"

Posted: Saturday September 9, 2023 5:00pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Starting September 22, Soarin' Over California will return to EPCOT's The Land pavilion.

Originally opened in 2005 at EPCOT, Soarin' Over California sends guests on a sweeping flyover above the wondrous Golden State for a birds-eye view of the rich landscape and topography. The original Soarin' Over California film last played at EPCOT on June 16, 2016.

Soarin' Over California will play for a limited time as part of Walt Disney World's Disney100 celebration. Disney has not yet given any indication of how long it will be available.

Soarin' Around the World which currently plays, opened on June 17 2016 as a reboot of the original Soarin' attraction. It takes guests to six continents, and specifically the Great Wall of China, Sydney Harbor in Australia, Monument Valley, Great Pyramids of Egypt, Switzerland's Matterhorn mountain, and the Eiffel Tower in Paris. 

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Tha RealestMar 18, 2024

Eddie Van Halen to the rest of the band when they signed Sammy Hagar.

trainplane3Mar 18, 2024

It really feels like they're trying to rework the speaker groups with how weird the area loops have been.

fgmntMar 18, 2024

If they do a Villains Land, I think Kronk would be such a perfect fit as sort of the guest avatar of one of the attractions (a la Rocket in Breakout). He is potentially the most popular WDAS character for audiences under 35.

SquishyMar 18, 2024

I knew they were scamming us

wdwmagicMar 18, 2024

The 1982 music is now gone.

trainplane3Mar 16, 2024

Exactly this. I said something similar to your last sentence in the other threads:

BrianMar 16, 2024

IMHO, the World Celebration/Entrance BGM with the different arrangements of the EPCOT anthem is very nice, and evokes the 'EPCOT spirit' to the point that if you were to hear it someplace random and without being told it's music from EPCOT, you might say it "sounds like EPCOT." That said, it should just be reserved to World Celebration and let the Nature and Discovery sides have their own, or better yet, each pavilion's own.

trainplane3Mar 16, 2024

Did someone make a call to a friend to get the music back out there? Now the real question, can we get the Seas and Imagination to follow?

UNCgolfMar 15, 2024

Hopefully someone realized it's not great to play the same music everywhere.

BrianMar 15, 2024

"Each song in a BGM loop should be melodically unique and indistinguishable from the last" -Pinar Toprak Chilling stuff.

MisterPenguinMar 15, 2024

Did an old controversial Tweet from Pinar Toprak suddenly surface?

aladdin2007Mar 15, 2024

agree interesting, whos at the switch

AylaMar 15, 2024

marni1971Mar 15, 2024