Soarin’ Over California opened at Disney’s California Adventure park in the Condor Flats area of the park on February 8, 2001. It was so popular that it was duplicated and added to “The Land” pavilion at Epcot on May 5th, 2005. In honor of the opening day at Epcot the flight number is 5505.
In 2016 the ride closed for refurbishments on January 4th. It reopened on June 17th, 2016 as “Soarin’ Around the World.” This reimagined ride still pays homage to the original opening day at Epcot.
Next time you’re at Epcot listen for the flight attendants (cast members in the Soarin’ area) to announce that flight number 5505 (Get it, 5505 is the date 5/5/2005) is now departing 🙂