Soarin’ over California is our choice for #Day32 in our #DisneyWorldCountdown.

With each passing day, we get one day closer to our vacation!  I am so excited I can hardly stand it!  As we start getting into the smaller numbers, you will hopefully see an increase in the number of E-Ticket attractions that we profile in our countdown.  Today we are taking a look at Soarin’ Over California, the ride that takes us on a visit across many of the absolutely incredible features of the state of California!  This attraction is so lifelike that I used to get sick — not physically, but certainly wobbly — as we rode it, and it took me a long time to warm up to it as a result.  However, now, this attraction is one that I look forward to each and every visit to Epcot!


Cindy, Sophie, and Stephanie pose for a picture before we rode Soarin’ on September 30, 2011.

We rode this on September 30, 2011, and Cindy, Sophie and Stephanie posed for a photo in the queue as we were waiting in line.  Who can tell me what September 30, 2011 is memorable for (or perhaps more importantly, the day after September 30, 2011?)


The queue for Soarin’ is like walking to a futuristic airplane!

The queue to get to the attraction is really neat in my opinion.  There are games to play on these big screens, and while they never seem to do much for me, they are a distraction.  Additionally, the colors and wavy screens do really seem like an advanced hangar type loading area.

Unfortunately, I do not have any ride photos to show you because my camera is always under my seat.  However, I did find this video of the ride that I hope you enjoy.

Rumor is afloat that changes are going to be made to Soarin’.  Many people saw special helicopters flying over the Magic Kingdom with cameras attached to them, and it has a lot of us wondering if the ride is going to be redone in the near future.  What do you think?  Is it destined to change, and will it be great when it comes back?  Let me know in the comments, and thanks for stopping by!



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Mike has been a Disney fan since his first trip to the Magic Kingdom in 1979 when he was 11 years old. Since that first trip, he has seen parks open, lands close, and attractions come and go, but one thing remains the same, his love for Disney is as strong as ever. His Disney adventures caused him to start My Dreams of Disney because he wanted to document for his family and friends all of the special Disney Memories he has enjoyed with his family, and since that first post in 2010, Mike's hobby has become his passion! Now a Travel Consultant with Pixie Vacations for six years, Mike has helped many of his readers plan and have incredible Disney vacations of their own. Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and . Also, connect with us on our Pixie Vacations by Mike Ellis Facebook page to submit a quote request or learn more about all of your possible vacation destinations!


2 Responses to “32 Days: Soarin’ Over California”

  1. […] FastPass!” – Heidi from Heidi’s Head “It took me some time to get used to the realism that Soarin’ brings to the table, so much so that I had to look down to make sure I wasn’t going to fall too far should I fall […]