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UPDATE April 25th 2014
A helicopter ‘Fly By’ is scheduled this weekend at WDW

  • Epcot & Magic Kingdom areas
    Between 9:30am and 10:30am on Saturday April 27th
  • Epcot & Magic Kingdom areas
    Between 5:30am and Midday on Sunday April 28th

Even though we can never tire of the beautiful Soarin’ flight attraction at Epcot, it is hard to believe that we’ve been sniffing orange groves and soaring across plains and deserts for almost 10 years now!

Much speculation has been made of potential upgrades, but Disney have notably held back on Epcot attractions investment for quite some time now, with the only recent exception being the remodelling of Test Track 2.0 in 2012.

Soarin fans have speculated that a new IMAX format might be used, and even a much expanded version of Soarin inside the Imagination Pavilion to help cope with the current high demand, plus added traffic!

Soarin Concept ArtBut now, according to wdwmagic.com it looks as though filming for new sequences are about to start in May at WDW for an updated Soarin edit.
With fabulous fly overs covering the four Disney parks, the golf courses and even CGI creations of Disney Springs, the new version of ‘Soarin 2.0’ will not only be fun, but it will offer Disney a huge opportunity to show 5 minutes of intensely themed marketing to its eager passengers aboard Flight 5505!

AeriCam-X6-RTFIn addition to the manned helicopter flyovers, it will be interesting to see if Disney adopt the use of ‘Hex Copter’ video camera units for low level fly overs that aren’t permitted under FAA regs!

(5505 signifies the maiden flight of Soarin back on May 5th 2005!).