What You Need to Know About Disney’s Soarin Around the World and Soarin Challenge

Soarin Around the World is now officially open at Epcot and Disney California Adventure.

Disney has also unveiled a new interactive game that visitors can play while in queue to see the revamped attraction at Epcot. ‘Soarin Challenge‘ is an interactive travel trivia game that guests can play on their mobile device.

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Here is Disney’s quick description of Soarin Challenge:

This complimentary travel trivia game allows guests to join hundreds of other players to answer questions on geography, cuisine, languages and more. Guests can also unlock passport stamps for their digital collection and aim to up their personal score on the leaderboard. Don’t have a mobile device? No problem – look to one of the in-queue displays to participate.

Showtimes for Soarin Around the World can be found here.

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Updated Soarin News 6/8/16:

Disney has releases a new video teaser for the new Soarin’ Around the World movie at Disney’s California Adventure. Have a look:

Updated News 5/20/16:

Disney has announced that the original Soarin’ will return to Epcot and Disney’s California Adventure for a limited time before the updated movie debuts. From May 27th-June 17th, visitors will be able to experience the classic movie one last time before it is retired.

Original Post: 4/20/16:

Disney announced today the highly-anticipated reopen date for their Soarin attraction at Walt Disney World’s Epcot and Disney California Adventure. We also now know that the revamped ride will feature a few new locations.

Soarin will make its Chinese debut at the grand opening of Shanghai Disneyland on June 16th. On June 17th, the ride will reopen in Florida and California. The updated ride will feature a more global feel as they’ve added The Great Wall of China, Australia’s Sydney Harbor and the Matterhorn in Switzerland.

Disney also announced that Fastpass+ reservations for the updated attraction will be available Thursday, April 21

Here is a quick video from Disney that gives us a taste of what the updated ride has to offer:


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Craig Smith
I am founder and editor of DisneyNews.us. My passion for all things Disney goes pretty far back to my first trip to Walt Disney World in the mid-80's. I have since returned to the magical place more than 20 times. I started this site when I came to the realization that I spent a significant portion of my day reading articles about Disney and watching Disney content with my 8-year old, so it made sense that I would start sharing some of what I read and see and building a little community around it. Other interests include 80's nostalgia, vintage toys, video games, LEGO, Star Wars and tech gadgets. Other sites include DMR and VideoGamesStats.com.

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