Take a virtual audio trip in this installment of the WDW-Memories podcast, brought to you in immersive binaural sound, experiencing another magical memory from Walt Disney World. In today’s memory, you will join my family as we take a ride on the newest version of Soarin’. Then turn around and do it again.
Well hello and welcome to the WDW-Memories Podcast where together we relive that Walt Disney World Magic. My name is Lou and I’ll once again be your host on this magical adventure.
Before we jump in, I’ve got some exciting news I want to share with you at the end of this segment, so make sure you listen for that.
I don’t know about you, but I am tired of being stressed. The news right now is hard to watch. I pray all of you are coping and dealing with these difficult times. And with Covid numbers rising in many areas, I hope you finding more ways, maybe ways like this podcast, to help you manage the stress and find some relaxation. And speaking of relaxing, I can’t think of a better attraction than the one we will be featuring today.
For today’s memory, we are continuing our second day in the parks. It’s a beautiful summer morning in September 2016. If you remember from last time, we just finished another ride on our favorite Epcot attraction Test Track, gotten a quick danish from the bakery in Norway, and then tasted a few international sodas at club cool. Adequately sugared up, we head for the other of our favorite Walt Disney World attraction to experience the then-recent updates to Soarin’ to now go fly around the world. We’ll join the memory as we are walking up to the Land Pavilion, enjoying the flowers on the trees around us. As we enter the building we make our way around to the stairs and head down to the Fast Pass queue, where in no time we are at the split and sent to our concourse. We’ll get sent to our queue area, and are excited to see on the monitors overhead all the places we’re about to experience before Chief Flight Attendant Patrick comes on to give us our boarding instructions. The doors open, we climb into our seats and buckle up for our ride. As the ride ends and we return to solid ground, we are so excited, chattering on about all that we just experienced. We decide we have time before our lunch reservation upstairs at the Garden Grille to ride again, so we turn right around and head back through the standby line. This time we will get to participate in the trivia games while we wait the 10 or 15 minutes in line before being sent down the concourse. Those games are so much fun, taking your mind off of the wait, that it feels like in no time at all we’re loading up again to go soar around the world. After we exit our second time, we’ll head upstairs, just in time for our lunch reservation at the Garden Grille.
After we ride the first time, you’ll get to hear some of our thoughts on the upgrades to Soarin’. I have to say though, this is an amazing attraction. From the time you enter the queue, the new trivia games and competition with those in line make that wait feel like nothing. The addition of the 3rd concourse makes waits for this attraction never get too long. And the ride itself is still as amazing as ever. I am nostalgic for the old attraction, but the updated music still sounds amazing, and the views, real or fake, are still spectacular. This is a must ride for any trip to Epcot.
Today’s memory is in binaural once again, so I’d suggest putting those headphones on to fully immerse yourself in the memory.
Now join my family as we experience 2 rides on the updated version of this premium Epcot attraction.