Soarin To Be Updated...

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Soarin To Be Updated...

Wow..I've just read that plans are under way to update " Soarin " and to include new footage over Florida...It will include footage of soaring over Epcot...Fingers crossed it will be ready by October...Has anyone else heard or read this.?..

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they have been filming this for the last 2 years. I wouldn't hold your breath for an october opening. I think it might be 3d? but the problem is getting permission to fly over disney.

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they have been filming this for the last 2 years. I wouldn't hold your breath for an october opening. I think it might be 3d? but the problem is getting permission to fly over disney.

Whit!! eek I thought this was something new as it was only in yesterday's news..For heavens sake...That's it..I'am booking myself on Concourse 2 ...Row 3....Seat 1... mad

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I have a theory the resin disney take so long building stuff is to keep people coming back...... cause you know its news one day and four years till it opens they know you will change your mind in that time about it being your last trip

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Ok..Had to reread it again...Filming starts next month..Here's a photo ( hopefully not upside down ) of the article..Is this ok Mr Hub.?...If not just wipe it clear please..

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Maybe thats the filming over disneyland? when we were they in may last year the cast members were talking about it being updated and how filmed had started a year ago, I think it was also mentioned at d23, but I could be wrong.

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I would be happy with a new print, sans the holes and lo def film.

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It makes more sense to have different destinations available for soarin. Like star tours I think it would be cool to not know what your getting until you launch.

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Philhowelldesign wrote:
they have been filming this for the last 2 years. I wouldn't hold your breath for an october opening. I think it might be 3d? but the problem is getting permission to fly over disney.

So... Disney has to get permission to fly over Disney?

I guess this could be an FAA regulation, otherwise, Disnye is chasing its own tail.

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its the FAA after 9/11 its a no fly zone

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Disney requested the no-fly status for "the safety and security of its guests".

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Would love to see an updated Soarin! As much as I love the current ride I love updates all the more!

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I heard (somewhere unfortunately cannot remember where) that they had already been filming in California I love Soarin even with the blips and dark spots.

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Believe the Cali version of Soarin' is meant to include a fly-down Main Street toward the Castle as part of the finale. Think this is also the intention for Florida's version.

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If it's true, then I'm all for it. I doubt they'll go the route of Star Tours with a random location each ride but a Soarin' all over the world or even Florida and not just California would be great. And...add more capacity, upgrade the video screens, then it's all good. But I do agree they won't have it finished by the end of the calendar year. Knowing how Disney took 4 years to add an expansion to the MK and 4 years for Avatarland, you'd have to think it'll be until at least 2-4 years from now until Soarin' is updated.

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Not sure the "no fly zone" would be an issue here. HD & even 4K footage is readily accessible via a drone. I've been involved in a couple of shoots this past year, grabbing 4k footage with a quad-copter & a stripped down BlackMagic Cinema camera. With the right planning this would be a snap.