Epcot‘s 30th Anniversary is quickly approaching, but we’re not done yet!! Today, we are fortunate to feature blogger and author Jodi from Magical Mouse Schoolhouse. Here comes 2005!
Anniversary, Walt Disney World’s Epcot opened one of my very favorite
attractions—Soarin’. Housed in the Land Pavilion of Future World West, this
unique ride replicates the popular Soarin’ over California at Disney’s
California Adventure and shows off the stunning beauty of the Golden State.
Soarin’s two identical, 80-foot domed-screen theaters. Cast Member flight
attendants lead Guests to their gate for a pre-show video (featuring actor Patrick
Warbuton) then into the theater to board Ferris wheel-style ride mechanisms.
After passengers have stowed all belongings in the underseat compartments and
have fastened their seatbelts securely, the flight lifts off. Rows rise nearly
45 feet in the air for a simulated hang glide through fast motion Omnimax clips.
totally immersing riders in the Soarin’ experience. Light breezes and gentle
rocking motions authenticate a flying sensation, and at key moments in the
five-minute film, scents of orange blossoms, pine forests, sagebrush, and ocean
spray waft through the air. You’re almost certain to dip your toes in the
river, feel the ocean spray, plunge down ski slopes, and burst with the color
of Disneyland’s celebratory fireworks. Indeed, a faint, “Ah!” may escape your
lips as you soar from the Golden Gate Bridge to Yosemite National Park, Napa
Valley, Lake Tahoe, Palm Springs, San Diego harbor, Malibu, and downtown Los
applause. Guess I’m not the only one who loves it!
And that’s for sure Jodi. Not only can you follow more of Jodi’s Disney knowledge through her blog, Magical Mouse Schoolhouse, on Facebook and Twitter @MagicalMouseSch, but by her new book; MAGICAL MOUSE SCHOOLHOUSE: Learn While You Play at Walt Disney World Resort. We have a bona fide author in our midst!!
Tomorrow, my illustrious co-host Beth returns for another year- 2006…