Soarin’ at EPCOT Looks Deserted as Queue is Practically Empty

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Both Images: Credit ITM Kelly C.

We have been reporting on extremely low crowds and decently low wait times at Walt Disney World compared to earlier in the summer. This is shocking to many as we enter the start of Labor Day weekend, rides continue to be walk-ons — including popular attractions such as Flight of Passage at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Soarin’ Around the World at EPCOT.

On a recent trip to EPCOT, I found extremely low crowds, especially inside The Land pavilion, and that Soarin’ was a walk-on.

Related: Disney World Looks Abandoned as Crowds Disappear Ahead of Labor Day

soarin around the world
Credit: ITM Kelly C.
soarin around the world
Credit: ITM Kelly C.

Though the ride posted a 10-minute wait (as seen in the image above), as I walked through the queue, I did not stop and wait once. I walked all the way through the line, into the terminal, and into the pre-show area. This is not typical for Soarin’ Around the World as this is one of the most popular rides at EPCOT and almost always has a wait.

As you can see in the images below, there was barely anyone else in the area.

soarin around the world
Credit: ITM Kelly C.
soarin around the world
Credit: ITM Kelly C.

Related: Disney World Wait Times Drop Dramatically During Peak Season

It is important to keep in mind that wait times will continue to change throughout the day and for the most up-to-date information, make sure you download the My Disney Experience app to your smartphone.

Additionally, we do want to mention that during the Walt Disney Company Q3 earnings call last week, it was mentioned that Disney World, which has been open for more than a year, is still seeing a “strong per cap growth continue in the Park”.

At the time of publication, we still have yet to hear an exact number when it comes to Park capacity, but that last confirmed number was 35%, which was released earlier this year.

More on Soarin’ Around the World

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If you have never experienced Soarin’ Around the World at EPCOT, Disney World describes this ride as:

An Exhilarating Aerial Expedition

Feel the thrill as you’re raised high in the air and swept from one scenic locale to the next. See the world’s wonders—natural and manmade—like you never have before. No mountain is too high. No landscape is too far.

Your journey begins as the clouds part above the majestic Swiss Alps. Next, you’ll visit polar bears in icy Greenland, swoop past sailboats on Australia’s iconic Sydney Harbour and weave between elephants marching toward Mount Kilimanjaro.

Glide above marvels like the Great Wall of China, the Great Pyramids of Egypt and the Taj Mahal in India. Cruise over Monument Valley, Fiji’s Lau Island and thundering Iguazu Falls in South America. Look down on the Eiffel Tower as it sparkles like a jewel in the night, surrounded by the lights of Paris.

This must-see attraction will leave your heart soaring!

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Credit: Inside the Magic

A Triumph for the Senses

The 180-degree, 80-foot IMAX digital projection dome, spectacular aerial footage, pleasant scents and graceful motion raise the soothing sensation of flight to incredible new heights.

Throughout your flight, you’ll be treated to the uplifting musical score, adapted by composer Bruce Broughton from the attraction’s unforgettable original score written by Academy Award-winner Jerry Goldsmith.

An Exhilarating Aerial Expedition
Feel the thrill as you’re raised high in the air and swept from one scenic locale to the next. See the world’s wonders—natural and manmade—like you never have before. No mountain is too high. No landscape is too far.

Your journey begins as the clouds part above the majestic Swiss Alps. Next, you’ll visit polar bears in icy Greenland, swoop past sailboats on Australia’s iconic Sydney Harbour and weave between elephants marching toward Mount Kilimanjaro.

Glide above marvels like the Great Wall of China, the Great Pyramids of Egypt and the Taj Mahal in India. Cruise over Monument Valley, Fiji’s Lau Island and thundering Iguazu Falls in South America. Look down on the Eiffel Tower as it sparkles like a jewel in the night, surrounded by the lights of Paris.

This must-see attraction will leave your heart soaring!

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Credit: ITM

If you are visiting Walt Disney World in the near future, be sure to familiarize yourself with the current safety protocols as the theme parks have continued to modify the rules and regulations.

Have you experienced low wait times on a recent Disney World vacation? Are you visiting for Labor Day weekend? Let us know in the comments below.

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