VIDEO: Fly to China and Australia in Soarin’ Around the World Preview

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Guests will celebrate the U.S. debut of the new Soarin’ Around the World attraction at The Land pavilion this summer. Now with a third Epcot theater, plus new digital screens and projection systems, the expanded attraction takes guests on an exhilarating “flight” above spectacular global landscapes and man-made wonders. (Disney)

Disney today previewed the Soarin’ Around the World attraction, which will of course open this summer at both Disney California Adventure and Epcot. The following video showcases short clips of the China and Australia segments of the attraction that guests may be flying over:

At Epcot, the attraction will be presented in a digital film format with crystal clear imagery for the very first time, and the addition of a third theater for the attraction should shorten wait times for guests. The attraction will open to guests June 17th at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts, the same day it opens at Shanghai Disney Resort.

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  • this is pathetic.. the fact that someone at Disney thinks Australia is best defined by a building that used like 6 times a year and looks like a bunch of dishes standing in a rack to dry and some water is offensive..

    They could have filmed Ularu, or Ayres Rock as its also known, the outback, with the gorges, rivers and whatnot, the rainforets up north, or the massive crater in Tasmania, even the 12 Apostles are a better site than Sydney Harbour.. there are easily 100 sites better suited to be shown off that what they selected, but because too many americans have no clue about what exists outside of the USA, they stuck with the basics.

    For ‘Soarin Around The World’ it feels like its just going to be Soarin Around The Places You Already Know About…

    • Or they could have just skipped Australia all together… Relax and settle your irrational responses for things that, I don’t know, might be important.

      • its not irrational to want my country shown off in the best way possible, Disney are not doing that.

    • Luke,
      Sydney Harbor is a beautiful, iconic part of Australia.
      They can’t include every part of the Country in 10-15 seconds.

      Grow up.

      • See, the only people who think that are not from Australia, Sydney harbour is a congested junk of a location. The outback is the heart of Australia and Ularu is its core, that is what should have been there.

      • the attractions might very well be great, my issue is not with the attraction itself, I loved Soarin Over California, but my issue is with the lack of depth to what they are showing.

  • Some time ago, when it was rumored that Soarin’ was going to be refurbed I wrote to Disney officials and asked if they would please make the ride wheelchair accessible. They said that they would pass the request on to the imagineers. Do you know if this has been added? My son is in a wheelchair and would love for him to experience this ride.

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