A major change is coming to EPCOT… and this is your reminder that it’s happening soon!


With so many exciting changes hitting EPCOT, it’s hard to keep all of our timelines straight! Disney just introduced a Figment meet and greet in the Imagination Pavilion, cast member previews are happening at Journey of Water Inspired by Moana, and we’re anxiously awaiting the debut of EPCOT’s new nighttime show, Luminous The Symphony of Us. However, there’s one other important change we want to remind you of because it’s coming up quick!

Soarin’ at EPCOT has been a pretty popular ride ever since it was first introduced to the park back in May of 2005. When the attraction first opened, we were introduced to a version of the ride called Soarin’ Over California that was brought over from the same attraction at Disney California Adventure. This high-flying adventure took you over notable landmarks from around the Golden State and featured the distinct smells that really helped put you right in the action of each place you were flying over (especially those orange groves!).

Soarin’ Over California ©Disney

Soarin’ Over California quickly won us over here on the East Coast and became a staple attraction to visit while you were in EPCOT however, that version of the attraction retired in Disney World in 2016 to make way for a new Soarin’ film experience — Soarin’ Around The World. The current version takes you around destinations across the globe and highlights some of the locations that are featured in Adventures By Disney tours.

Soarin’ Around The World entrance

However, it was announced recently at Destination D23 that the beloved Soarin’ Over California version will make a limited-time reappearance in EPCOT starting September 22nd, 2023. While we believe this will be a very popular move for Disney in changing Soarin’ back to its original form, they didn’t give us much to go on in HOW LONG we can expect it to run.

If you’re looking to get a nostalgic ride in once that changeover happens, or maybe this will be your first time riding Soarin’ under its former version in Disney World. we encourage you to do so soon because it doesn’t sound like this change is meant to last for very long. As always, be sure to check back in with us at Disney Food Blog for the latest in Disney news and updates.

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