Soarin' Around the World reopens at EPCOT with old Future World ending

Feb 29, 2024 in "Soarin'"

Posted: Thursday February 29, 2024 10:50am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Soarin' Around the World has returned to The Land pavilion at EPCOT this week, replacing the limited-time return of the attraction's original movie, Soarin' Over California.

The Soarin' Around the World movie is back without any changes, which means that the finale still includes the flight over EPCOT's now-defunct Future World.

Soarin' Around the World first opened on June 17, 2016, as a reboot of the original 2005 Soarin' attraction. It takes guests to six continents: the Great Wall of China, Sydney Harbor in Australia, Monument Valley, the Great Pyramids of Egypt, Switzerland's Matterhorn mountain, and the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Fans have criticized the newer version of Soarin' for its use of computer-generated imagery and heavily distorted lines of the Eiffel Tower.

Initially opened in 2005 at EPCOT, Soarin' Over California sent guests on a sweeping flyover above the Golden State for a birds-eye view of the rich landscape and topography. The original Soarin' Over California's first run at EPCOT ended on June 16, 2016, and then played again from September 22, 2023, through February 27, 2024, during Disney World's Disney100 Celebration.

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EPCOT-O.G.30 days ago

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

trainplane330 days ago

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

fgmnt30 days ago

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.

Squishy30 days ago

I knew they were scamming us

wdwmagic30 days ago

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