Disney California Adventure Park has quietly added a single rider line to Soarin’ Around the World.
Soarin’ Over California Adds Single Rider Line
We have confirmed that a Single Rider line is now available on Soarin’ Around the World at Disney California Adventure Park. In order to join the Single Rider line, guests must request access from a Cast Member. The tickets given only say “Soarin'” so they can be used during both Soarin’ Around the World and also Soarin’ Over California.
There’s no Single Rider signage up at this point. If you ask one of the Cast Members working the attraction, they’ll send you down a line adjacent to the Lightning Lane.
It took about 30 seconds from when we got the Single Rider pass to viewing the pre-show for the ride.
Soarin’ can be a popular attraction and sometimes has long wait times. Choosing to utilize the new Single Rider line may be a great option if you’re wanting to see the attraction quickly and don’t mind being parted from your group. But beware, certain seats on Soarin’ Around the World distort the picture to an extreme extent, making the film appear very curved at the center.
Soarin’ Over California
Soarin’ Over California is a flight simulator attraction located in Disney California Adventure Park at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. The attraction opened on February 8, 2001, as part of the park’s opening day attractions. Disney CEO at the time, Michael Eisner, hoped the park and attraction would draw in guests who wanted to experience all that California had to offer all in one place, instead of going sightseeing in the other world-famous locations the state has to offer.
Soarin’ Over California takes guests on a virtual hang gliding tour of some of California’s most iconic landmarks, including Yosemite National Park, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Napa Valley. The attraction uses a giant IMAX screen and motion seats to create the magic feeling of flight. The ride begins when guests are raised into the air, feet dangling below. The screen curves in front of guests, creating the illusion of being immersed in the scenery.
In 2016, Soarin’ Over California was replaced with Soarin’ Around the World, which features locations around the globe. This version is also available to view at EPCOT at Walt Disney World with the same title as well as Shanghai Disneyland under the name Soarin’ Over the Horizon. A slightly modified version also runs at Soaring: Fantastic Flight at Tokyo DisneySea. The original version of the attraction returns to Disney California Adventure annually as part of the park’s Food & Wine Festival.
Soarin’ is a fan favorite and on many guests’ lists as a “must do.” It does have a height requirement of 40 inches.
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Will you be queuing up as a single rider on Soarin’ Over California? Are you glad to see this option appear? We’d like to see your opinions in the comments below.