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Inside the Ride

Inside Soarin' at EpcotWe’re just a week away from the start of Epcot’s ® 30th anniversary celebration at Walt Disney World ® and to get you excited for the festivities and prepare you for the rides and attractions you’ll be able to enjoy while celebrating in the park today’s Inside the Ride blog is about the multi-sensory attraction that takes you across California for a westward adventure you won’t forget!

Imagine seeing the Golden Gate Bridge, Napa Valley, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite National Park, Malibu and Los Angeles all in one trip and all from high in the sky as you soar over the entire state of California in a hang-gliding adventure that feels very real. That’s exactly what’ll you’ll experience on Epcot’s exciting Soarin’ attraction.

Guests will begin their California adventure as they step inside an IMAX theater that wraps 180 degrees around allowing you to see nothing but California during your trip. You’ll then board a multi-passenger glider and rise 40 feet the theater that by now looks like you are high in the sky. As you linger just under the clouds the IMAX projection will portray a spectacular view of California. You’ll then glide to and from some of California’s most popular sites for a multi-sensory experience you won’t forget.

Thanks to special cameras used on airplanes and helicopters, Epcot ® was able to capture shots of such California landmarks and area’s such as San Diego, Camarillo, Redwood Creek, Anaza-Borrego Desert State Park and more. And as you get a bird’s-eye-view of these gorgeous places and areas, you’ll feel like you really are hang-gliding over them as you feel real wind slap your face and tossle your hair and smell orange groves, evergreens and sea breezes. You’ll even spot real people playing golf as you fly over a PGA West golf tournament; watch snowboarders and skiers glide through California’s snow capped mountains and watch as cowboys ride horseback through the California wilderness.

After “soarin’ through the best place sin California your adventure concludes with a fireworks finale of beautifully bright colors as they explode in the air around you. It’s the perfect way to end a perfect California getaway.

For a chance to explore California from high in the sky without leaving Orlando look for discounted Walt Disney World ® tickets right here on Orlando Fun Tickets. And don’t forget to check back soon for more details on Epcot’s ® 30th anniversary celebration next week. It’s sure to be one magical party!