Soarin' is located in the Epcot theme park at Walt Disney World. This attraction is a free-flying simulator adventure over California.

You start out in a standby queue watching a video screen of what to do and what not to do before you enter the flight simulator. WARNING: If you have a fear of flying or falling, you may want to bypass this and wait for your party to get off the ride. My wife went on this and she constantly would shut her eyes and turn her head. She cut the circulation out of my hand as she was squeezing it.

Next, the doors will open and guests enter a huge room with three rows of simulated hang glider seats. Each row will split in three sections as the ride starts. The closest row to the screen will go up the highest as the one further away from the screen will not ascend as high. After you put your bags, hats and other loose items into the compartment below you and buckle your safety belts, the rows guests are sitting on begin to take off forward and then up into the air with your feet dangling freely. As you hang glide over various scenery, scents complementing the various scenes are injected into the air streams blowing on riders.

Soarin' is an awesome attraction. I definitely recommend that you ride this one. Wait time can be 30 minutes to as long as 2 hours. Ouch! Fastpass is available so get one if you don't want to wait that long. We all loved this ride except, well, my wife.

Here is a short video of Soarin' below but it doesn't do it justice. You've got to see this one for yourself. I give it a 5 star rating.

1 comment:

marie said...

My very favorite ride! Loved the video!!