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  • [Chat] Soarin' over California - losing altitude with guests, needs a clean-up.

    Still an amazing attraction, but each visit I notice more and more "screen noise" which takes away from the experience greatly, and reminds you it's a "film" and not an actual "experience", quite frankly it's much much less magical than it was years ago.

    So I'm sure the suits will address it eventually. Will they wait until it's a "walk on" attraction?

    What do you think?


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    I never found Soarin' very magical to begin with so whatever they do to this ride in the future doesn't matter to me.
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    • #3
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      Hmmm...I was just thinking the same thing the last time I rode. I noticed nicks in the screen and such.
      However, I still will always love this ride. When I start to feel overwhelmed on how this great State of California is losing its greatness....I ride Soarin' and realize how much I love California again. There are some really beautiful sights to be seen.

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      • #4
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        I hope the attraction receives some attention soon!

        I don't know what push the "suits" have to correct it because despite the problems I keep riding it!

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        • #5
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          First off, I'm a fan of this ride.

          However, I've never been on Soarin' where I've completely felt "lost" in it. I'm always aware that I'm watching a movie while moving. Herein lies my point: Don't over think it and enjoy it for what it is.

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          • #6
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            I really do love soarin', I feel that there are elements that are showing it's age. And while I love the idea of an update, I think I would miss the origional.
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            • #7
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              Originally posted by Meville View Post
              I really do love soarin', I feel that there are elements that are showing it's age. And while I love the idea of an update, I think I would miss the origional.
              Personally I don't want an update. I want a restoration!!!

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              • #8
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                It really does need a good cleaning. The last time I rode it a few weeks ago there were so many splotches of dust all over the screen that kept appearing, disappearing and moving all over that I thought it was a bunch of birds. It was so distracting that I couldn't focus on anything else.
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                  I just don't think we'll see ANYTHING done to the rude until they redo it to Soarin over the World in a few years......then the ride will go from 30-40 min waits to....2 hours waits again
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                  • #10
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                    Originally posted by JerrodDRagon View Post
                    I just don't think we'll see ANYTHING done to the rude until they redo it to Soarin over the World in a few years......then the ride will go from 30-40 min waits to....2 hours waits again
                    What's this about Soarin' over the World? I haven't heard this rumor...

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                    • #11
                      Re: Soarin' over California - loosing altitude with guests, needs a clean-up.

                      Originally posted by JerrodDRagon View Post
                      I just don't think we'll see ANYTHING done to the rude until they redo it to Soarin over the World in a few years......then the ride will go from 30-40 min waits to....2 hours waits again
                      That would be the worst thing they could do to this ride. It may be fine for EPCOT, but this park is about CA, not other destinations in the world. If they want to update Soarin' Over California, they could add some more scenes to the existing show, like Avalon or Death Valley.
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                        Originally posted by calsig31 View Post
                        That would be the worst thing they could do to this ride. It may be fine for EPCOT, but this park is about CA, not other destinations in the world. If they want to update Soarin' Over California, they could add some more scenes to the existing show, like Avalon or Death Valley.
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                        • #13
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                          It's a great ride that I enjoy immensely every time I board. However, the resolution of the picture is sorely lacking. In an era where most people are enjoying 120hz, high definition television, the screen resolution of this attraction seems to be straight out of the 1970s.

                          I would convert the source to digital (if it already isn't) and find a way to make the resolution high definition. This would greatly increase the 'real life' experience.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Soarin' over California - loosing altitude with guests, needs a clean-up.

                            Originally posted by MaloCS View Post
                            It's a great ride that I enjoy immensely every time I board. However, the resolution of the picture is sorely lacking. In an era where most people are enjoying 120hz, high definition television, the screen resolution of this attraction seems to be straight out of the 1970s.

                            I would convert the source to digital (if it already isn't) and find a way to make the resolution high definition. This would greatly increase the 'real life' experience.
                            I bet just cleaning the film, projection, and screens would go along way toward correcting the problem. Upgrading to high definition would be the icing on the cake.
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                            • #15
                              My biggest problem with this ride is the nighttime flyover of downtown LA. That shot suffers from horrible camera jiggle, and my eyes get sore trying to compensate.

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                              • #16
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                                Is the film actual film or is it digital projection? If it's not digital, why not? My local Podunk theater has digital projectors, why not Disneyland?

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                                • #17
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                                  I've been to the one at DCA several times and it's "okay" at best. It seems to me the best solution to this issue is to fist understand that they made this ride exclusive to DCA and then later brought it to EPCOT as Soarin'. Same movie, but not in California. What seems wrong with that picture?

                                  Maybe the smarter move is to just stand back and acknowledge this fundemental flaw by filming a new movie for either or both. I don't care whether it's Soarin' over Florida, Soarin' over other places in California, Sorain' over the World, Google Earth: The Ride or what they decide to call it. I just think that if anyone were to acknowledge the overall shrug most people have for this ride it would be to film a new movie.

                                  Just stand back and look at it. It's a movie theater. It doesn't even have to be retooled. Film new movie, slap a new score on it, and load new scents in the smellitzers. No construction necessary.

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                                  • #18
                                    Re: Soarin' over California - loosing altitude with guests, needs a clean-up.

                                    This ride needs a major refurb. I've noticed major screen spots for over a year now. Initially it distracted me, but I try not to look at these days when I ride. I still love this ride and it's great, I just wish they would fix the screen.
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                                    • #19
                                      Re: Soarin' over California - loosing altitude with guests, needs a clean-up.

                                      Originally posted by calsig31 View Post
                                      That would be the worst thing they could do to this ride. It may be fine for EPCOT, but this park is about CA, not other destinations in the world. If they want to update Soarin' Over California, they could add some more scenes to the existing show, like Avalon or Death Valley.
                                      I agree I would love for it to say a CA themed ride...but rumors and knowing Disney they're going to only update the Q/ride if they make it "new" which meaning changing it to Soarin Over the World...and while Disney fans may not like the idea......many of my friends have said they can't wait to ride it and I think these are the people Disney are aiming for not us fans
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                                      • #20
                                        Re: Soarin' over California - loosing altitude with guests, needs a clean-up.

                                        Originally posted by calsig31 View Post
                                        That would be the worst thing they could do to this ride. It may be fine for EPCOT, but this park is about CA, not other destinations in the world. If they want to update Soarin' Over California, they could add some more scenes to the existing show, like Avalon or Death Valley.
                                        I agree that if they changed it to Soarin' over the World that it wouldn't match CA, although I would love it if it was there.
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