Disney Parks Blog just announced that Soarin’ Over California is returning to Disneyland for a short time. Unfortunately it will only be available from June 1 – June 30.
Soarin’ Over California originally opened in 2001 and gave guests a birds-eye view of some of the great places in California. In 2016, it was replaced with Soarin’ Around the World. We are so excited to see this old experience return, even if it is for just a short time. Though the quality is not as great as the new movie, the original was definitely a fan favorite.
As with any attraction that gets brought back for a limited time, we always ask ourselves why. Our best guess is that hopefully this will pull some crowds over into California Adventure. With Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opening in about a week, Disneyland is going to be packed. We anticipate it will hit capacity quite a bit this summer. Bringing a well-loved attraction like the original Soarin’ back will help even out the crowds just a little. At the least, they are likely hoping people will park hop, even if just for a few hours. Regardless of the reason though, we are excited! Unfortunately, with this being such a short limited run, we don’t anticipate them bringing the old smells back, though we really hope they do.