The Disneyland Resort is bringing back the original version of Soarin' Over California for a limited-run engagement next month.
The show will run in place of the current Soarin' Around the World in Disney California Adventure's Grizzly Peak Airfield land from June 1-30.
Soarin' Over California was DCA's runaway hit when the otherwise-maligned park opened in 2001, leading Disney to bring the flying theater show to Epcot's Land pavilion in 2005 and launching a flying theater craze in the industry. For the opening of Shanghai Disneyland in June 2016, Disney premiered a new version, Soarin' Around the World, which replaced the original in Disney California Adventure and Epcot on the next day. The new version will open at Tokyo DisneySea as Soaring: Fantastic Flight this July.
But even since the new version opened, many fans have been wishing for the original to return, at least for a limited time in California. Now, Disney is granting that wish.
Why? Maybe it has something to do with a certain new attraction debuting across the esplanade in Disneyland on May 31. With the original Soarin' returning for 30 days, perhaps Disney is hoping that a more than a few fans might head over to California Adventure to see the show again, clearing some space in what ought to be a jam-packed Disneyland next month.Tweet
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