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Encyclopedia > Soarin' Over California
Soarin' Over California
Disney's California Adventure
Land Golden State (Condor Flats)
Designer Walt Disney Imagineering, Mark Sumner
Attraction type IMAX type hang glider simulation
Opening date February 8, 2001
Hosted by Patrick Warburton
Music Official Album 2001
Ride duration 4:41 minutes
Height requirements 40" (102 cm)
Capacity 87 guests per show
Screen height 80 ft
Film speed 48 frames per second
Must transfer from wheelchair
FASTPASS available
Single rider available
Soarin'
Epcot
Land Future World (The Land pavilion)
Opening date May 5, 2005
Previous attractions Kitchen Kabaret (1982-1994)
Food Rocks (1994-2004)
Sponsored by Nestlé
Must transfer from wheelchair
FASTPASS available

Soarin' Over California is a simulator attraction at Disney's California Adventure Park at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. The same attraction was built four years later at Epcot park at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, as Soarin'. Image File history File linksMetadata Soarin_CA.jpg Soarin Over California Logo File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Disneys California Adventure is a theme park in Anaheim, California, adjacent to Disneyland Park and part of the larger Disneyland Resort. ... Golden State is one of the five lands in the Disneys California Adventure Park and is divided into five smaller sub-lands. ... Walt Disney Imagineering was formed by entertainment mogul Walt Disney on December 16, 1952 as WED Enterprises (WED: Walter Elias Disney) to develop plans for a theme park and to manage Disneys personal assets. ... IMAX theatre at the Melbourne Museum complex, Australia BFI London IMAX by night IMAX dome in Guayaquil, Ecuador IMAX Theater in SM Mall of Asia, Philippines IMAX (short for Image Maximum) is a film format created by Canadas IMAX Corporation that has the capacity to display images of far... Hang gliding is one of the windsports. ... is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Patrick J. Warburton (born November 14, 1964) is an American television actor and voice artist. ... Music From Disneys California Adventure is the official album for Disneys California Adventure. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Websoarin_logo. ... This article is about the Epcot theme park. ... // is the 125th day of the year (126th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kitchen Kabaret was an audio-animatronic show at EPCOT Center, Walt Disney World Resort. ... Food Rocks is a former attraction at Epcots The Land pavilion presented by Nestlé in the Walt Disney World Resort. ... This article is about the company. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Disneys California Adventure Park is a Disney theme park in Anaheim, California, adjacent to Disneyland Park and part of the larger Disneyland Resort. ... The Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California is a major recreational resort (owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company), and is home to two theme parks, three hotels, and a shopping and entertainment area. ... “Anaheim” redirects here. ... Cinderella Castle is the symbol of Magic Kingdom The Spaceship Earth geodesic sphere is the symbol of Epcot The Sorcerers Hat is the symbol of Disney-MGM Studios The Tree of Life is the symbol of Disneys Animal Kingdom Walt Disney World Resort is the largest and most... Lake Buena Vista is a city located in Orange County, Florida, U.S., at the 2000 census the population was 16. ...

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Description

The attraction takes 87 guests at a time on a simulated hang glider tour of the Golden State. Guests "fly" over such California landmarks as San Francisco, Redwood Creek, Napa Valley, Monterey, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite National Park, Palm Springs (actually shot in nearby La Quinta over the golf course at PGA West), Camarillo, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, San Diego, Malibu, Los Angeles and finally Disneyland, Disney's California Adventure's neighboring theme park. This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Redwood Creek is a large stream in Humboldt County, California. ... Napa County is in north-central California Napa Valley is most famous for its wine. ... For other uses, see Monterey (disambiguation). ... Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada mountains of the United States. ... Yosemite National Park (pronounced Yo-SEM-it-ee, IPA: ) is a national park located largely in Mariposa and Tuolumne Counties, California, United States. ... Palm Springs is a famed Riverside County, California, USA, desert resort city, approximately 110 miles (177 km) east of Los Angeles and 140 miles (225 km) northeast of San Diego. ... “La Quinta” redirects here. ... Camarillo is a city located in Ventura County, California. ... Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in southern California is the largest state park in the contiguous United States. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Americas Finest City Location Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates , Government County San Diego Mayor City Attorney         City Council District One District Two District Three District Four District Five District Six District Seven District Eight Jerry Sanders (R) Michael Aguirre Scott Peters Kevin... Location of Malibu in Los Angeles County, California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles Incorporated (city) 1991-03-28 [2] Government  - Mayor Ken Kearsley [1] Area  - City  100. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... For other uses, see Disneyland (disambiguation). ...


At the end of the ride, guests fly over Disneyland park at Christmas time, complete with a Christmas parade traveling down Main Street, U.S.A., decorations on Sleeping Beauty Castle, and special Christmas fireworks. Main Street, U.S.A. is the first themed land inside the entrance of the many Magic Kingdom-style parks run by The Walt Disney Company around the world. ... This is an article about a structure at Disneyland and Hong Kong Disneyland. ...


Ride design

The vehicle (called a carriage) consists of three rows of seats under a wing-like canopy. After guests have been safely restrained in the vehicle, the canopy comes down and a cantilever system lifts the chairs forward and into the air with the guests' feet dangling free. The vehicle is lifted into a huge IMAX Dome movie screen onto which scenes of California are projected. Since the vehicle is moved forward into the dome, the effect is such that guests can only see the images projected on the screen and are given the sensation of flying. The attraction features two theaters, each with 3 carriages. A schematic image of two cantilevers. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...


To enhance the illusion of flight, small motions of the seats such as slight up-and-down movements are synchronized to the film. According to Cast Members who operate this attraction, the carriages do not move left or right. The left and right sensations are created by moving up or down and the turning image on the screen (the screen is a dome, after all). In addition, scents complementing the various scenes are injected into the air streams blowing on riders. In the Ventura orange field scene, for example, guests are treated to the scent of orange blossoms. The mountain scenes are accompanied with the refreshing scent of evergreens. The Monterey and Malibu scenes have the scent of a sea breeze while the Palm Springs and Anza-Borrego scenes feature the scent of sagebrush. The ride also features golfing, snow skiing, river rafting, kayaking, horseback riding, hot air ballooning, and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. Binomial name (L.) Osbeck Orange—specifically, sweet orange—refers to the citrus tree Citrus sinensis (syn. ... A Silver Fir shoot showing three successive years of retained leaves In botany, an evergreen plant is a plant that retains its leaves all year round, with each leaf persisting for more than 12 months. ... Binomial name Artemisia tridentata Nutt. ... This article is about the sport. ... Members of the US Air Force skiing (and snowboarding) at Keystone Resorts 14th Annual SnoFest An alpine skier Deep powder skiing Skiing is the activity of gliding over snow using skis (originally wooden planks, now usually made from fiberglass or related composites) strapped to the feet with ski bindings. ... Rafting in Brazil. ... Sea Kayaking at Wilsons Promontory in Victoria, Australia Kayaking is the use of a kayak for moving across water. ... horse, see Horse (disambiguation). ... Hot air balloon being inflated by its propane burners prior to a dawn launch Hot air balloons are the oldest successful human flight technology, dating back to the Montgolfier brothers invention in Annonay, France in 1783. ... The Thunderbirds are the Air Demonstration Squadron of the United States Air Force. ...


The ride system is a Walt Disney Imagineering-developed motion-based technology, the original ride inception was based on an erector set model created by Imagineer Mark Sumner. One million pounds of steel provides the ride structure and 37 tons are lifted during each ride cycle.


The Soarin' film uses high-speed (48 fps) high definition Omni-max film projectors, which is twice the speed of normal motion picture film.


Versions

Disney's California Adventure

Soarin' over California at Disney's California Adventure

Soarin' Over California is one of the most visited attractions at the entire Disneyland Resort (facing tough competition from fan favorites over at Disneyland) and usually has wait times from 30-150 minutes. However, the attraction is tied into the park's FASTPASS system, thus giving the option of bypassing a long wait. The actual show is four minutes and fifty-one seconds long. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1632x1232, 509 KB) The exterior queue of Soarin over California, taken December 22, 2005 in Condor Flats, at Disneys California Adventure, part of the Disneyland Resort of Anaheim, California. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1632x1232, 509 KB) The exterior queue of Soarin over California, taken December 22, 2005 in Condor Flats, at Disneys California Adventure, part of the Disneyland Resort of Anaheim, California. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Queue

While waiting in line, guests can view portraits and biographical descriptions of people influential in aviation such as Amelia Earhart, Jack Northrop, and Chuck Yeager. Amelia Mary Earhart (24 July 1897 – missing 2 July 1937, declared deceased 5 January 1939) was a noted American aviation pioneer, author and womens rights advocate. ... John Knudsen Jack Northrop (1895 - 1981) was an American aircraft industrialist. ... Charles Elwood Chuck Yeager (born on February 13, 1923) is a retired Brigadier General in the United States Air Force and a noted test pilot. ...


Preshow

The preshow features an instructional "preboarding" video prior to guest entry into the theater. This video is hosted by Patrick Warburton.


Epcot

Soarin' officially opened inside The Land pavilion on May 5, 2005. // is the 125th day of the year (126th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Epcot cast member costumes are meant to be flight attendant costumes, while at Disney's California Adventure they are airfield crew costumes. The idea is that you take a flight to California, rather than already being there and touring around.


Queue

The standby queue originally featured pictures of natural wonders from around the world, not just California. In fact, there was, and is still, very little reference at all to the fact that the ride will take you only to California. Currently the queue utilizes a new infrared technology that allows guests waiting to participate in various interactive games.


Soundtrack

  • Outside the ride building at the California Adventure version and in the hallways where guests are waiting to enter the main theaters in both the California Adventure and Epcot versions, march music from a variety of Hollywood action and war films is played, including the themes from Patton (also by Jerry Goldsmith), The Last Starfighter, Air Force One, Apollo 13, The Air Force Song and Jupiter from the orchestral suite by composer Gustav Holst, these latter two from their use in the score to The Right Stuff. Continuing the borrowed themes from war-related movies, the suite from the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers is used, composed by the late Michael Kamen.

Patton is a 1970 epic biographical film which tells the story of General George S. Pattons commands during World War II. It stars George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Michael Bates, and Karl Michael Vogler. ... Jerrald King Goldsmith (February 10, 1929 – July 21, 2004) was a famous American film score composer from Los Angeles, California. ... The Last Starfighter is a 1984 science fiction adventure film. ... For the current aircraft, see Boeing VC-25. ... Apollo 13 is a 1995 film portrayal of the ill-fated Apollo 13 lunar mission. ... The Planets Op. ... Gustav Holst Gustav Holst (September 21, 1874, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire - May 25, 1934, London) [1] [2] was an English composer and was a music teacher for over 20 years. ... The Right Stuff is a 1979 book (ISBN 0374250332) by Tom Wolfe, and a 1983 film adapted from the book. ... Band of Brothers is an acclaimed 10-part television miniseries set during World War II, co-produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. ... Michael Kamen (April 15, 1948 – November 18, 2003) was an American composer (especially of film scores), orchestral arranger, orchestral conductor, song writer, and session musician. ...

Ride

The score for both versions of the ride are the same and was composed by Jerry Goldsmith, who is said to have come down from his first ride in tears. He thought the ride was visually beautiful and magical, "I'd do anything to be part of this project," he said, "I'd even score the film for free." The ride's score can be found on Music from Disney's California Adventure and the newer Walt Disney World official albums, and is also played as part of a loop in Epcot's entrance plaza. Music From Disneys California Adventure is the official album for Disneys California Adventure. ...


References

  • Amusement Apparatus and Method - Patent #6,354,954. US Patent & Trademark Office. Retrieved on June 3, 2005. - Mechanism to lift riders into dome and simulate flight.
  • Apparatus and method for curved screen projection - Patent #6,727,971. US Patent & Trademark Office. Retrieved on November 16, 2005. - System to project into dome while maintaining illusion of being at the same point of view as the camera.
  • Soarin'. WDWHistory.com. Retrieved on April 10, 2006.
  • Soarin'. IMDB.com. Retrieved on April 10, 2006.

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See also

Epcot is a theme park located at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. ...

External links

  • Attraction Page at Disneyland.com
  • Walt Disney World Resort - Soarin'
  • Soarin' Over California at the Internet Movie Database

  Results from FactBites:
 
Soarin' Over California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (777 words)
Soarin' Over California is a simulator attraction at Disney's California Adventure Park at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.
Soarin' Over California is one of the most visited attractions at the entire Disneyland Resort (facing tough competition from fan favorites over at Disneyland) and usually has wait times from 30-150 minutes.
The score for Soarin' Over California and Soarin' was composed by Jerry Goldsmith, who is said to have come down from his first ride in tears.
Soarin' - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (972 words)
Soarin' is a simulator attraction in The Land pavilion at Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, and is based on Soarin' Over California from Disney's California Adventure park at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.
Currently, Soarin' shows the same footage flying over the state of California from Soarin' Over California, yet speculation persists that Walt Disney Imagineering will replace the current film in time for Epcot's twenty fifth anniversary.
The musical score for Soarin' Over California and Soarin' was composed by Jerry Goldsmith ("The Twilight Zone," "Mulan," "Air Force One," "Star Trek: First Contact").
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