Soarin’ Over California to return at Disney California Adventure for limited time

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Soarin' Over California

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As we all know, the big news in theme parks right now is the premiere of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. However, it seems another attraction may be on the horizon, one we’re all happily familiar with.

Soarin’ Over California will be returning to Disney California Adventure park at Disneyland Resort from June 1 – 30, giving guests another chance to take flight and enjoy a bird’s-eye view over the breathtaking state of California.

Soarin' Around The World
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When the attraction re-premieres next week, guests will again get to take a virtual tour that celebrates the beauty and wonder of the Golden State from San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge to the crashing waves in Malibu.

The attraction will raise guests high into the air and surround them by an immersive, 80-foot projection dome to simulate the peaceful motion of flight, while their senses are teased with iconic scents found throughout California.

Soarin’ Over California originally opened back in 2001 and quickly became a fan-favorite attraction at the park. In 2016, the ride became Soarin’ Around the World, taking guests over some of the many wonders of the world, including the majestic Swiss Alps and the Great Wall of China.

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
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This attraction’s re-opening will bring a sense of nostalgia to Disneyland Resort as the happiest place on earth is seeing some of the greatest change it’s seen in some time with the premiere of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, taking place only the day prior. When the intergalactic land opens May 29, it will add 14 acres of other worldly lands to the iconic theme park, including two new highly-anticipated, themed attractions and a handful of out of this world retail experiences.

Are you going to ride Soarin’ Over California at Disney California Adventure when it returns for a limited time? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Disney


  1. Harley

    Honestly i love soarin around the world i think it fits epcot but i wouldnt mind the orginal coming back… heck theres 3 terminals one could be cali! Its just a thought!

    1. Thank you! That’s exactly what I’ve been thinking! We need to have both, so park-goers can have a different experience each time they go on, like what Tower of Terror does with their drop sequences.

      1. Harley

        Your welcome! I honestly thought that TERM C was going to cali while they changed the rest… Term C is almost like its own ride in world even its line moves! I wish more things were as exciting as the random tower or like when you go on rnrc you dont know which # you are ! Esp tower it adds to the scare factor if your like me afraid of drops etc.

  2. Kathy

    I, too, was going to suggest having both at DCA. Why not? They already own them, the only cost would be an extra queue so guests could choose one or the other.

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