Tokyo Disney invites Soarin' fans on a Fantastic Flight

May 17, 2019, 5:57 AM · Tokyo DisneySea is sharing a first look inside its new attraction for 2019, Soaring: Fantastic Flight.

Yes, this is the same Soarin' Around the World flying theater screen ride that fans have been riding at Disney California Adventure, Epcot, and Shanghai Disneyland for the past three years. But Tokyo Disney is plussing this show with a spectacular new queue that brings the Soarin' franchise into Disney's Society of Explorers and Adventurers.

The new backstory puts the show within the "Fantastic Flight Museum," which honors the work of aviation pioneer and SEA member Camellia Falco, who invited the "Dream Flyer" that fans will ride during the show. Let's look at the new teaser videos from Tokyo Disney, including the preshow and on-ride samples.

And, of course, because Tokyo always goes all-out, there will be special Soaring merchandise, too.

Soaring: Fantastic Flight opens on July 23 in the park's Mediterranean Harbor.

Replies (13)

May 17, 2019 at 9:11 AM

I hope they do something like this for Epcot's Soarin'. I was there last night, and the walkway to the ride is so blah .... Actually it had been a while since I'd rode Soarin' and I'd forgotten how forgettable the walk to the ride is ... LOL The ride is OK, but I still prefer the original. The curved Eiffel tower always makes me smile. Yes I was on the outside ... again :(

It was a Fish 'n Chips and Starship Thursday night. The park was amazingly quiet, and I even snagged a Fastpass for Frozen as I was walking around world showcase. Just checking it out for when my Grandson is old enough to ride !!

May 17, 2019 at 10:43 AM

Yet more proof that the Tokyo Disneyland Resort does it better than anybody.

May 17, 2019 at 12:43 PM

Yet more proof that Tokyo Disneyland Resort via Oriental Land Company does it better than Disney. I'm sure that Star Wars Land will be great, but when will Disney realize that people actually see the difference between Tokyo and the stateside parks?

May 17, 2019 at 10:41 PM

I really hope this has a flyover of Sky Tree somewhere in there, with Mt. Fuji in the background would be awesome!

May 17, 2019 at 12:21 PM

As the HQ for SEA is at Tokyo Disney Resort's Tokyo DisneySea, makes perfect sense- and that Fantastic Flight Museum looks great and fits perfectly! Since we already know from OLC that 2018 set a new attendance record for Tokyo Disney Resort on their 35th anniversary, expect both of their theme parks to score especially high on the newest TEA/AECOM Index....

May 17, 2019 at 1:39 PM

Did we just catch a glimpse at the vase that comes to life in Mystic Manor?! The way they thread the society's members together across the parks is incredible!

May 17, 2019 at 3:25 PM

@Makorider I can't recall the Epcot versions walk to the ride, is it just like the Soanin' in Cali?

May 17, 2019 at 5:03 PM

It's about time Tokyo Disney started to invest in new attractions, so this is a warm welcome.

For too long, they have rested on their laurels with little to no investment in their parks - and it's seen a stagnation in their park growth. Universal in Osaka is growing at an alarming pace with it's attendance and could be on course to catch up soon if Disney/OLC don't be careful.

May 17, 2019 at 5:12 PM

@sxcymike .... I have never been on Soarin’ in the CA park, so I can’t comment on a comparison.

May 17, 2019 at 6:05 PM

Last time I was on Soarin' at Epcot, the entrance way was like a modern airport. There was a modern art interpretation of clouds as lights on the ceiling with curved back lit panels. The walls were in dark shades of blue with bright blue neon lines. Later, they added some huge video games on one side wall that you could play as you walked through the queue.
At DCA, you enter a hanger and there are displays on either side of the entrance hallway that show memorabilia of flight pioneers and test pilots. Both play lofty soaring musical scores.
Things may have changed at Epcot since the third theater came on line. Can anyone add any details?

May 17, 2019 at 7:32 PM

Darn it ......... I hate senior moments. Of course .... I went thru the fast pass entrance ... DOH !!

One of these days I'll have to use the standby entrance to see what it's really like. Although I still can't believe it's anywhere close to the new Japan Soarin'.

May 17, 2019 at 7:38 PM

Extension of original airport style area leads to the third theater so fits exisitng Soarin' entrance at Epcot. As for Tokyo Disney, they positively crushed their Osaka competition in 2018 thanks to their record anniversary numbers while USJ was impacted by multiple natural disasters. OLC doubts they will match their 2018 performance in 2019 despite Soaring- though they earned enough yen to splurge an extra "G" in the attraction's name:)

May 17, 2019 at 9:52 PM

I never get tired of how amazing Tokyo Disney is sparking up the traditional Disney rides.

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