After what seems like an eternity of waiting, Soarin’ at Epcot is finally taking us around the world as of this morning. Take a look for yourself in our full ride video:
I would be lying if I didn’t say it was an improvement over the original and probably the version of the ride Epcot always should have had. That being said, there is a lot of CGI elements which may pull you out of the realism of the ride for a moment, but there are so many new “WOW” moments that I’m willing to forgive them. The ride programming pushes the technology to the limits, swooping and swaying like Soarin’ never has before. New scents and scenes make the attraction almost an entirely new experience, and one I think Epcot guests will enjoy for a long time to come.
Soarin’ Around the World is now open at Epcot and Disney California Adventure, and as Soaring Over the Horizon at the Shanghai Disney Resort.