So we had the opportunity to ride the new Soarin Around the World twice during our day at Epcot last week. I will not post a video with the new footage, because I believe that the first time should be a surprise when you watch it!!! But I will say that I was SOOOO happy that they used the same basis for the music.
Jerry Goldsmith wrote the original music for the Soarin Over California ride. The music is so calm and peaceful! It is probably one of my favorite compositions in all of the Disney parks. Goldsmith passed away of lung cancer in 2004, so I knew that they wouldn’t be able to commission him to write a new piece for the attraction. I was pleasantly surprised how they rearranged the original score to reflect the changes in the film, yet paying homage to the original composition.
The youtube clip above is a sample, not the full arrangement of the new music. This is the only one that I could find that doesn’t show the new film as well, and as I stated I didn’t want to be a spoiler!!!!
Below is the original music.
I will also say that the addition of the third theater at the Land Pavilion for Soarin is AWESOME! While we didn’t get to go into the new theater, it has significantly cut down on the wait time, making it accessible without a fastpass. The first time we rode it, we had a fastpass, and the second time we had about a 20 minute wait.
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