Soarin’ Update is Coming to Epcot!

July 2015:  Construction on the new Soarin' Theater has begun!

July 2015: Construction on the new Soarin’ Theater has begun!  This will be the 3rd Soarin’ Theater.

July 2015:

Finally, construction has begun on the long overdue 3rd theater for Soarin’!  You can see the work going on behind the Canada pavilion at Epcot.  Should take about a year to complete.  The crane will be there for at least 3 months.

Can’t wait to see the new HD movie, hopefully Soarin’ 4D Florida!

March 2015:

Near the end of our Spring 2014 DCP program, there was a lot of helicopter filming going on over WDW.

The new Mine Train ride was opening at Fantasyland (we almost got to be in that commercial!!) and rumor had it that Disney was finally going to create a Soarin’ Florida experience!  (Orange groves – check!, beach coastline – check!, hot air balloons – check!,  fireworks over a Disney castle – check!!!…)

Flying high over the orange groves.

Flying high over the orange groves.

Yesterday, Disney announced that they were adding another theater – the 3rd one – at Soarin’ to help with the FastPass+ situation.

They’ll also be updating the Soarin’ screens and projection system, bringing a visually-enhanced guest experience to the attraction.  (Finally!  The California Soarin’ footage was showing it’s 2001 age…not HD quality!)

These improvements aren’t expected to be complete until late 2016.  😦

We’re hoping a new Soarin’ 4D Florida film experience will debut at that time too!  Can’t wait!!

My Soarin' vinylmation

My Soarin’ vinylmation

Our blog posting from May 2014:

Soarin’ Filming Set For Today and Tomorrow at Walt Disney World

We’ve all been waiting for a new film for Disney’s Soarin’ at Epcot, and it appears to be getting closer and closer.

For those that may have been out early today at WDW on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, a helicopter flyover filming was scheduled for the morning.

There is another set for Wednesday morning, May 7, 2014, as well.

The flyover filming of the new Soarin’ movie is going to be over Epcot and there will even be Friendship boats and Disney Monorails positioned in place for the taping.

While there has been no official word from Disney as to this being for Soarin’, internal word from numerous sources is that’s what is going on. So far, this would mark the third time that there has been helicopter filming in the past month.

Soarin’ Florida appears to be coming closer and closer to a reality.  Mark your calendars for Summer 2016!


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