Soarin' Around the World
The Land

Soarin Around the World



Soarin' Around the World opened June 17, 2016 with brand new projections, technology and a new movie. In addition, a third theatre has been added in hopes of reducing stand-by wait times. Soarin' is located on the first floor of the Land Pavilion.


Imagine a wind-through-your-hair flight above The Great Wall of China, a bird’s-eye view of the Sydney Harbor in Australia, gliding around the Matterhorn in Switzerland. These are among more than a dozen breathtaking ways you’ll be able to experience the wonders of the world when Soarin’ Around the World makes its groundbreaking debut across the globe this summer. At Walt Disney World board your flight and find an exhilarating aerial adventure that immerses you in a multi-sensory experience, complete with stunning sights, spectacular sounds and even subtle scents.

Soarin' Around the World Queue
Soarin' Around the World Queue
Soarin' Around the World Queue
Soarin' Around the World Queue
Soarin' Around the World Queue


Boarding Your Flight: There are 3 lines for the 3 rows inside the theatre. Each row offers a slightly different view of the attractions. Once seated put on your seatbelt. There is a 2nd loop for children or those who want additional support for your seatbelt to go through. There is a small cargo area under your seat for backpacks, hats, etc. If yours does not fit see a Cast Member.

IMPORTANT DISNEY CAUTION: "In Soarin' you will be suspended in air for an exhilarating, gliding adventure that includes dramatic drops, turns, swoops and lifts. Those who have a fear of heights or are prone to motion sickness should not ride. Supervise children at all times. Persons who do not meet the height requirement (40" tall) may not ride. Wheelchair users must transfer.


Soarin' FastPass lineSoarin' Around the World is a TIER 1 FASTPASS+ attraction! Be sure to get one as the lines and wait times for this attraction tend to be very long! The good news is the entire queue is located indoors!

MOTION SENSITIVITY: Folks with motion issues take caution. Although it is a gentle ride, you will be lifted off the ground and there is movement of the seating. In addition, you are right in front of a huge IMax movie screen.

AT LARGE NOTES -- Rob G -- 5/2006 -- I'm 6'2" 400lbs, with a 58 inch waist. I just returned from a week at WDW where among other rides I was able to ride 'Soarin' at Epcot. If you dont know, the ride is a long bench-type seat with armrests dividing up the individual seats with lap belts to hold you in place. I fit pretty snug in between the surrounding armrests and in the event my seatbelt would not have gone around me I'm positive I would've been held in place by my hips and legs. The seatbelt was more then long enough to go around me and the only real problem I had was finding the connector which was at the moment beneath my right side and I could not find the slot and had to ask my mother-in-law to connect it for me. Other then that, I had no problem on the ride and really enjoyed it.
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ASTHMA - There are a few subtle new scents.


Imagineer Jason Grandt Gives a Preview April 2016



At the D23 Expo, August 2015, it was officially announced that in 2016 Soarin' Around the World will replace the current film. New locations will include the Great Wall of China and Monument Valley (USA). Along with a new film will be upgraded digital technology.

Here is the announcement and a sneak peek at the new film.


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