Get ready to start 'Soaring' over Tokyo Disney next summer

September 28, 2018, 11:05 AM · Tokyo DisneySea's installation of Soarin' will open next summer, as the expansion of the Tokyo Disney Resort continues.

To be called Soaring: Fantastic Flight, the Tokyo DisneySea installation had been tapped for a 2019 debut, but the announcement from resort owner Oriental Land Co. narrows that window to the summer season. This will be the "Soarin' Around the World" version now playing at the Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and Shanghai Disneyland resorts, with the inclusion of scenes from Tokyo Disney in the resort-specific slot at the end of the show.

Here's the Disney California Adventure version, if this news is triggering your need for a Soarin' fix:

Also debuting at the park next summer will be the Song of Mirage show that is replacing Out of the Shadow Land, which closes March 31. After that, the park is working on US$2.27 billion expansion, including a new port themed to Frozen, Tangled, and Peter Pan.

Meanwhile, Tokyo Disneyland next door is building several new attractions, as well, including ones themed to Beauty and the Beast and Big Hero 6.

Replies (7)

September 28, 2018 at 11:14 AM

Surprised it's taken so long to get their own version. It's a universal film so no need to change it for Japanese audiences and should work out well there. Curious where it goes but it should be a good addition Japan fans have wanted.

September 28, 2018 at 11:35 AM

Screens Screens Screens oh it’s Disney not Universal so that’s ok

September 28, 2018 at 11:59 AM

Because I am a horrible, sarcastic person who cannot resist making an obvious joke...


September 28, 2018 at 2:10 PM

What has Soarin got to do with 'SEA' theme?

September 28, 2018 at 3:58 PM

Robert, your dead on lol

September 30, 2018 at 9:51 PM

Robert: We just got home today from our Disney World trip and your post made me laugh. My husband and I both commented on the distortion in Soarin’. I love that ride, but it loses its magic when scenes are tilting sideways.

October 1, 2018 at 10:36 AM

@80 the ride will be located in the Mediterranean Harbor and will be themed to da Vincis flying machine concepts.

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