After years of rampant rumors, Disney Parks announced over the weekend during their D23 Parks & Resorts panel that Soarin’ will be updated to “soar” around the world.

Next year, guests at Epcot in Florida and Disney California Adventure in California will journey to and fly above some of the world’s most unique natural landscapes and man-made wonders when the new Soarin’ Around the World debuts.

This new experience continues the recent updates to the popular attraction, including all-new digital screens and projection systems, and the addition of a 3rd theater to the Epcot version. In addition, the new version of Soarin’ will be included in the opening day line-up of Disney’s new resort in Shanghai.

Opening in 2001 at – the then – Disney’s California Adventure, the popular attraction made its way over to Epcot in 2005 allowing guests to fly over the popular landscapes of the state of California.

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