Soarin´ Around the World debuted on June 17, 2016 with new projections, technology and a new film on Future world at Epcot Epcot.

In addition, a third theater has been added in the hope of reducing waiting time. Soarin 'is located on the first floor of the Land Pavilion.

Imagine flying over the Great Wall of China, an aerial view of the Sydney Harbor, Australia, gliding around the Matterhorn, Switzerland, all in minutes?

These are some of the breathtaking ways that you will be able to experience the wonders of the world at Soarin 'Around the World.

This is one of our favorite attractions on Epcot and throughout Disney World. We think it's a cool mix of technology with Disney magic. She doesn’t have long descents or is very cold in the belly, but the effects are incredible and are worth every second of waiting in line.


Board your flight: There are three lines for the three rows inside the theater. Each line offers a slightly different view of the attractions. Once seated, fasten your seat belt.

There is a second loop for the seat belt for children or for those who want additional support. There is a small cargo area under your seat for backpacks, hats, etc. If yours doesn't, consult a cast member.


Waiting times and quick pass reservations

O Soarin 'Around the World used to be known for having some of the longest waiting lines in all theme parks.

In 2016, they added another screen. Although the queue can still be long during peak times of the year, we were able to walk several times in the same day before attending the fireworks show with little or no lines. This at different times of the year.

Epcot uses the Soarin 'level system (Tiers) with the fastPass + reservations. This means that you have two groups of attractions to choose from.

On the first level, high-demand tours, including Soarin 'Around the World, Frozen Ever After, Test Track and seats reserved for the closing fireworks show.

You must choose wisely. If you have young children, I recommend using your quick pass selection to Frozen. On the other hand, for older children, I would recommend the Test track.

To go to Soarin´ without fastPass +, I would personally recommend two options. The Soarin 'Around the World line varies throughout the day. The first option you have is to arrive when the park opens and be there for the Rope Drop. (Note: Rope Drop is a term for when the park opens its gates in the morning.)

You can go straight to Soarin and be one of the first in line.

Your other option is to wait until the end of the day where the lines tend to be much more empty.

One option is also to take advantage of certain opportunities. The epcot line is completely indoor and inside The Land. So, you can enjoy some time of rain or heat (both very common in Florida) to escape this climate and wait in line.

NOTE: If you have young children who can't walk in Soarin, don't be afraid! There is a very large waiting area, with plenty of places to wait while the rest of you embark on your journey.

And not far from Soarin 'is Living with the Land. It is a slow boat ride, perfect for the little ones. They can see how food is grown and the history of American agriculture.

Soarin´ Tips and Information

  • The Soarin´ experience lasts about 10 minutes, including the pre-show, but the queue is very long and can take 20 to 25 minutes, even with FastPass +.
  • You must be at least 102 cm tall to mount.
  • Accessibility: It is necessary to transfer from the wheelchair / ECV.
  • Video subtitling available.
  • Due to the nature of the experience, service animals are not allowed on this attraction.
  • Warnings: People with movement problems should be careful. Although it is a smooth ride, you will be lifted off the floor and the seats will move. Plus, you're right in front of a huge IMAX movie screen.
  • Anyone who is afraid of heights or is prone to motion sickness may want to skip this attraction.
Soarin Around The World
Soarin Around The World

How is Soarin´?

Well, we already talked a little about how it is, but nothing better than showing it?

We selected a video with a visitor’s point of view, so you can get a real sense of what the attraction is like and see if it’s worth including in your script.

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Technical Data

Technical Data and Notes Soarin´ Around The World:

Park: Disney´s Epcot
Area: Future World
FastPass +Recommended
Public: The whole family
Restrictions: People very afraid of heights or nausea in simulators
Minimum height: 1.02 m
Child Swap: Yes
Inauguration Date: May 5, 2005
Last change: Soarin 'closed on January 4, 2016, reopening on June 17, 2016 as Soarin & #8217; Around the World
Note Departed Disney Parks:  10 - Recommended for everyone

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