Epcot’s Soarin’ Set to Close in January 2016 for Refurbishment

If you're making plans to visit the Walt Disney World Resort before the end of the year you'll want to make that FastPass+ reservation for Soarin'. The popular attraction located in Epcot's The Land pavilion is scheduled to close on January 4, 2016 for a months-long refurbishment.

Soarin' closing for refurbishment in January 2016Soarin' closing for refurbishment in January 2016

Walt Disney World Resort made the announcement on the Disney Parks website page for Soarin'. The attraction is scheduled to reopen in the summer of 2016.

The refurbishment will include adding a third screen to the attraction in addition to updating it to Soarin' Around The World. The announcement of the change to Soarin' was made at the summer's D23 Expo in Anaheim.

Soarin' Around the World will take guests to far-off lands and will fly over unique natural landscapes and man-made wonders. The updated Soarin' Around The World will use the same technology that Disney is using to create Soaring Over the Horizon at Shanghai Disney.

Soarin' originally opened at Epcot in 2005.

Are you looking forward to the changes coming to Soarin'? Let us know in the comments.

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Cindy Olsen wrote on Thu, 10/22/2015 - 14:41:

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Soarin...the best attraction at WDW. Makes me smile and giggle each and every time. Am looking forward to the new additions to the ride. Will be fun to see new places and adventures. Hope its a bit longer in length...could go on it over and over.
Good to hear. :)

Donald wrote on Fri, 10/23/2015 - 16:59:

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PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE ... MAKE THIS RIDE WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE. THERE IS NO WAY FOR SOME DISABLED PEOPLE TO TRANSFER ONTO THIS RIDE. DISNEY PEOPLE ARE THE BEST DESIGNERS IN THE WORLD ... SURELY YOU CAN DO THIS.

I HAVE BEEN IN MY WHEELCHAIR FOR 39 YEARS, I'VE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO RIDE SOARIN' .... I HAVE IDEAS ON HOW TO ACCOMPLISH THIS SO MANY, MANY PEOPLE IN WHEELCHAIRS CAN ENJOY THIS AMAZING RIDE.

OFFERING MY ASSISTANCE,

DONALD

MrHub wrote on Sat, 10/24/2015 - 17:03:

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Donald, I advise you contact Disney Guest relations or one of the below people. Our website here has no affiliation with Disney.

Walt Disney World Guest Relations
P.O. Box 10000
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Walt Disney World Guest Communications
PO Box 10040
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-0040

wdw.guest.communications@disneyworld.com

Robert A. Iger
Chief Executive Officer
The Walt Disney Company
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Burbank, CA 91521-4873

Bob Chapek
Chairman
Walt Disney Parks & Resorts
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Mr. George Kalogridis
President, Walt Disney World Resort
PO Box 10000
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-1000

Moa wrote on Tue, 10/27/2015 - 07:39:

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Nooo this means it will be closed in the end of March?! :( Me and my mother are going to wdw around that time...it's one of our favorite attractions!

rubaru wrote on Thu, 11/19/2015 - 18:30:

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We were originally told that the addition of a 3rd screen would not affect the existing screens. I wonder if some unforeseen circumstances arose.

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