Soarin Over California Returning Temporarily to Disney California Adventure

Soarin Over California Balloon Scene

As part of several limited time offerings coming to Disney California Adventure this summer, Soarin Over California will return to the park from June 1-30.

This ride was an opening day attraction at Disney California Adventure and was one of the few popular attractions in the parks early years, even being cloned into Epcot despite making no thematic sense there.

The ride was closed in both versions in 2016 in order to make way for Soarin Around the World, a version that would also make its way to Shanghai Disneyland and will open soon in Tokyo DisneySea.

Its replacement has never had the same level of love as the original amoung many Disney fans, with many criticizing its overuse of CGI and the curved Eiffel Tower scene. This replacement will be a welcome summer addition to the park and likely draw many frequent visitors away from the newly opened Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.