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Soarin' Over California

A teenager enjoying Soarin' Over California, with the legs of other Guests dangling above him

Disney California Adventure Park

Grizzly Peak

Guests Must Be

40" (102 cm) or Taller

Age Interest

Kids, Tweens, Teens, Adults

Disney FASTPASS Service More Information

Thrill Level

Dark, Loud, Slow Rides, Small Drops

Accessibility and Other Information - Opens Dialog


  • Must Transfer from Wheelchair/ECV
  • Video Captioning


FASTPASS, Indoor, Rider Switch, Single Rider Line

Guest Policies

  • The Single Rider option is available for Guests wishing to experience the attraction by themselves. Guests using the Single Rider option bypass the Stand-by queue, and may encounter a shorter wait time for the attraction.
  • Wheelchair Access: Enter through the standard queue or, if you have a Disney FASTPASS® return ticket, enter the FASTPASS® return line. Proceed to the loading area and ask a Cast Member for boarding instructions.
  • Rider Switch Offered.
  • Service animals may not accompany Guests on this attraction.
  • Motion sickness and fear of heights could be aggravated by this experience.
  • Persons who do not meet the minimum height requirement of 40 inches (102 cm) may not ride.

Feel the wind race across your face during a breezy airborne adventure above California’s natural and manmade wonders.

While Soarin' Over California, feel like you're floating as high as hot air balloons

Into the Breathtaking Blue

See the Golden State like never before while hang gliding over landscapes as varied as they are beautiful.

Cleared for Takeoff!
Make your way to a briefing room and after being greeted by a California Aviator, take a seat inside a large theater, home to the latest in open-air flight technology. As the lights dim, gracefully ascend 45 feet high and take your position in front of an 80-foot projection dome for a simulated flight across the Golden State.

An Exhilarating and Epic Adventure
The journey begins as the foggy clouds of San Francisco part to reveal the sprawling expanses of the Golden Gate Bridge. Explore picturesque locations including Yosemite National Park, Napa Valley, Lake Tahoe, Palm Springs, San Diego harbor, Malibu at dusk and the frenetic lights of downtown Los Angeles. Feel like you’re flying and even smell what you’re seeing to a serene and dramatic musical score before returning to the Disneyland Resort for a triumphant flight over Disneyland Park. 

No matter your age, you'll be unable to resist smiling on this pleasant journey filled with excitement, wonder and awe-inspiring vistas.

Soarin' Over California featuring a hang-glider drifting above Yosemite Valley

Soaring Music

One of the most unforgettable aspects of Soarin' Over California is the serene and dramatic musical score. The music was written and recorded for the attraction by Academy Award®-winning composer Jerry Goldsmith. Inspired by the optimistic spirit of California, the magnificent score is one of the master musician's final works and the culmination of a 5-decade career.


Tuesday, July 07, 2015

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