One of the most popular rides at Disney California Adventure has always been Soarin’ Over California. During Soarin’ you feel like you’re hang gliding over some of the most beautiful parts of California. However, during Summer 2016, visitors are taken on a flight not only over California but around the world. During your trip on the new Soarin’ Around the World, you’re safely secured inside California Adventure, but the smells, the sights, and the movements all make you feel like you’re visiting different destinations from around the world.

Soarin' Around the World Takes Disneyland Guests to New Heights

Visitors are treated to the sights and smells of many different icons around the world. Visit the Great Wall in China, or the Sydney Harbor Opera House, fly over the Great Pyramids in Egypt and then visit Fiji. Soarin’ Around The World takes Disneyland and California Adventure Park visitors on a trip like none other.

Soarin' Around the World at California Adventure Park

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The Soarin’ theater is filled with top technology that fully immerses you into each and every scene. One of our favorites was flying over Paris at night; you could almost smell the pastries as you took in the lights. Soaring over the Ice Fjords in Greenland made me want to reach for my jacket as I could close my eyes and feel the cold breeze.

Soarin' Around the World at California Adventure

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As badly as I’d love to tell you everything you will experience during the ride, that would take all of the fun away. I will give a hint though so you can keep your eyes open for what is sure to be a favorite. A few of the places visitors fly over are real-life inspirations for places visitors can see in the parks.


The new footage was shot with a 4k camera attached to a helicopter allowing for some stunning views that you just won’t get even if you were actually at the location. Soarin’ Around The World may not be around for long but there is still plenty of time to enjoy the new flight plan.

Soarin' Around the World at California Adventure Park destinations

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TravelingMom Tip:

One of the best ways to experience Soarin’ Around the World is with a Fastpass as the wait at Soarin’ has always been long. The theaters can only hold so many people and sometimes a theater can go down during which standby wait times will rise to new heights as well. Play it safe and get a Fastpass.