So I said to my friend, I have a great ride you should try when at Walt Disney World; and it was invented using an erector set. Remember those little metal parts of metal with wheels and wires that you played with as a kid. Yes, and that’s where Soarin’ came from. And I said; you’ll love this ride.
If someone explained Soarin’ to you in that way, would you be running to The Land right after rope drop to get your fast pass first thing in the morning?
However, by now most Disney fans know all about Imagineering Engineer Mark Sumner and his Thanksgiving weekend project inventing a prototype that is now among the most popular attractions ever at a Disney Park. Based on the description of its predecessor design for a “dry cleaning idea”, we’re all glad Mark Sumner kept his old toys.
Soarin’ is located in The Land along with the Circle of Life, the Living with the Land boat ride, Garden Grill Restaurant (that includes a Character meal) and Sunshine Seasons, a really great food court. The Behind the Seeds walking tour is also located here.
I think fast-pass was invented for this attraction, because without it there are times you could be waiting up to 90 minutes or more. Actually, until Toy Story Mania, Soarin’ had the longest wait times at WDW. So the advice is still, stop here first after arriving at the park and get a fast pass. But remember, even that might not help since they often run out before Noon.
This is a wonderful attraction, and even with a detailed description and watching the video, you still can’t appreciate the experience. The ride does provide some motion sensation that some could find uncomfortable, but it is not a real thrill ride so I don’t think anyone would automatically exclude themselves from trying it out.
By the way, the soundtrack is the same for both location and was created by Oscar-winning composer Jerry Goldsmith. I am confident that ridden once you will ride it again and again.
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