Soarin’ Over California Ends, Soarin’ Around the World Returns to EPCOT

Shannen Ace

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Soarin' sign at EPCOT

Soarin’ Over California Ends, Soarin’ Around the World Returns to EPCOT

The limited-time run of Soarin’ Over California has ended at EPCOT and Soarin’ Around the World has returned.

Soarin’ Around the World Returns

Soarin' sign at EPCOT

Soarin’ Over California returned to EPCOT for the first time since its 2016 closure in September 2023, as part of the 100 Years of Wonder celebration. The California version stuck around into the new year, although Disney had indicated Disney100 offerings would end in December.

Soarin' Around the World sign

Soarin’ Around the World is back, as indicated by signs at the attraction. Watch our video below from the debut of the Around the World version seven years ago.

Soarin’ Over California has also returned to its original Disney California Adventure location for limited engagements over the years, but this was the first time it returned to EPCOT. The original ride opened with Disney California Adventure in 2001. It opened in The Land Pavilion of EPCOT in 2005.

We expect the finale of the EPCOT version to be updated at some point following significant changes to the center of EPCOT. It currently shows Spaceship Earth with the old Future World area that has since become World Celebration. But CommuniCore Hall and Plaza in World Celebration are not yet complete, so new footage has not yet been incorporated.

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