The Disneyland Resort announced today that it will extend the return of Soarin' Over California another two months, through August 31, 2019.
Disney brought back the original version of Soarin' to Disney California Adventure this month, with plans to keep it through June 30. But fans demanded an extended run and now Disney is responding... at least through the end of the summer.
In a recent vote, 52% of Theme Park Insider readers who responded said that they thought DCA should run Soarin' Over California on a permanent basis, while another 43% of respondents said that the California version should rotate with the Soarin' Over the World production that initially replaced it. That left only 5% of readers who want Disney California Adventure to go back to showing the World version full-time.
Disney also is giving its annual passholders extended ride time on Soarin' Over California each Thursday night, with one extra hour of operation for them after park close, starting June 27 though the end of July.
Soarin' is just one of the attractions that Disney is promoting at California Adventure this summer, as it looks to spread visitors around the resort rather than just leave them all to cram into the new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge land at Disneyland. In addition to Soarin', DCA is offering a new Lion King musical show this summer as well as a couple of rethemed carnival ride in Pixar Pier, the debut of Mickey's Philharmagic and the return of World of Color.
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Disneyland's fanbase just makes it too easy for them rake in the dough. Bring back an old parade - flock. Bring back the normal parade - flock. Bring back an old firework show - flock. Bring back the normal firework show - flock. Bring back the old film - flock. Eventually bring back the normal film - flock.
OTOH the__man, Disney’s fan base does make it hard to upgrade a ride... “Upgrade” an Epcot ride, it sucks, try to fix the bits that sucks, it still sucks... the issues the original had long forgotten.
Ban the annual pass holder cheap tickets for locals. Crowds are a disgrace.
They should do this every summer. Or alternate them once every 8 months. Yearly visitors will get a different show almost every time, and it would keep either version from becoming stale for locals.
@the_man Yeah, I sure do hate how Disney creates quality entertainment folks want to consume. Seems like a terrible business plan.
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Oh, and remember that whole "the parks are empty now because of Galaxy's Edge?" Yeah, that's over.
The parks were slammed today, even though all but the Sig and Sig Plus passes were blocked out. I cant believe that the Flex passes would make that much of a difference, or maybe just all the upper level APs showed today.
When Disneyland opened up all Galaxy's Edge reservation holders to expand their party size to six (and quit checking IDs on those guests), the floodgates opened.