Gah! The day is finally here! Soarin’ Around the World at Epcot (the new, updated version of Soarin’) debuted and there’s been a ton of hype surrounding the premiere. For months, we fans of the Walt Disney World ride at Epcot have waiting with anticipation and, although there have been a few sneak peeks here and there, waiting to check out the full attraction, what they left in ,what they took out- was a mystery until today.
Soarin’ Around the World: Video and Spoilers
Thanks to Attractions Magazine, the folks added a Youtube video showing Epcot‘s turnstiles for the opening day, the attraction queue, and finally, the attraction itself. The Kid and I will have to wait until October to catch it in person and to smell the pumped-in scents, but until then, here’s some of our fave bits from the video:
- Patrick: Yay for keeping our old pal Patrick in the pre-flight video.
- Eiffel Tower
- Great Wall of China
- Epcot: (Spoiler!) You can still catch a hidden Mickey in the last scene. Ahh….
- The music: a few of the scenes have new music but you can still look forward to that same, original Soarin’ song.
Not kidding, The Kid teared up at the video’s end. She loved it THAT much.
Soarin’ Around the World- Disney’s California Adventure
Soarin’ Over the Horizon at Shanghai Disney
Another fun tidbit is the fact that Shanghai Disney released Shanghai Over the Horizon today- LOVE that!
I would have loved to have been at Epcot today for the premiere, but you know, I’m happy to sit here in the comfort of my desk chair and watch the video on Youtube. But you can bet on one thing: at 60 days out from our vacation I’ll be hopping online to score a Fastpass+ reservation to avoid the standby queues!