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  • #21
    G-Fan and I went on 'Soarin' yesterday. Fastpass was up and running. We took FP but the window was from 4:10-5:10pm. WE went back at 2:20 and tackled the standby line which moved very very slow, after finding out the Single Rider line was closed and not in use. It was approx. 55 min wait from the time we entered the line, to the time we merged with them FP holders. There was only one theater in operation. Ended up in the center area, row 3. Row 3 is the lowest row of chairs when the movie is on. Hated it. You miss a quater of the movie's top portion and get a most distracting view of the lower curving edge of the screen. I will ask not to be placed in row 3 ever again!
    BTW... we entered The Land thru the main entrance at the front of the building and got to see what they have done in the pavillion (food court and the revolving restaurant were closed) but Listen to the Land, and the Lion King movie were opened. The pavillion looks nice, however, I do not like the spotlight lighting with exposed black cables they have installed nor did I care for the new metalic banister fence along the top floor and down the stairs. Makes it look a bit industrial and takes away from the nicer decor.
    Other than that, it was ok. There were lots of CMs in training, in new looking costumes green, fawn, and brown costumes. I guess they will work in the restaurant venues.

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    • #22
      Originally posted by TDLFAN
      G-Fan and I went on 'Soarin' yesterday. Fastpass was up and running. We took FP but the window was from 4:10-5:10pm. WE went back at 2:20 and tackled the standby line which moved very very slow, after finding out the Single Rider line was closed and not in use. It was approx. 55 min wait from the time we entered the line, to the time we merged with them FP holders.
      Having lived with the DCA version of the attraction for the past few years I have this to say....... you better get use to long lines. It's a very popular attraction and it doesn't have the high volume. And heaven help you if one of the theaters breaks down.
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      • #23
        Malfunctions

        Originally posted by ni_teach
        And heaven help you if one of the theaters breaks down.
        So true So true Ni teach It is just like the tower of terror when there is a malfunction Full Reduced Capacity :monkey:

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        • #24
          Originally posted by ni_teach
          Having lived with the DCA version of the attraction for the past few years I have this to say....... you better get use to long lines. It's a very popular attraction and it doesn't have the high volume. And heaven help you if one of the theaters breaks down.
          G-Fan and I have been on DCA's Soarin' Over CA several times. It's a painfully slow moving line there and I was not surprised to be subjected to it here at EPCOT. However, things would have moved a whole lot faster if we didn't have to deal with the unfairness of FP when only one theater was operational. Why was FP available on a so-called "preview" was quite surprising to us.

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          • #25
            I always use the single rider line at DCA, even if I am not alone ... you never wait more than 10 minutes.

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            • #26
              This is pretty funny... I was just watching local news, and there was a shot of a woman speaking in an area that I thought looked like the (new) Land. There was a green railing and a metal fence with a very white background.

              THEN, I noticed REAL palm trees in the background...and realized she was in a shopping mall.

              Ah well.

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              • #27
                To answer the original question, the area in and around Soarin' is designed as an airport. This is not subtle either. I think the different sections of the queue is great. My personal favorite is the part with the blue lights. The rest of the pavillion is themed to the 4 seasons. Sunshines Seasons is spit up into 4 sections (seasons) although you pay in one location. The seating area is also split up with themed capets and tables to match it's respective season. On the top, there are 4 hot air balloons (again themed to the 4 seasons) with an earth in the middle.

                Personally, I love the look of the pavillion. Who says the Land has to stay in the 80s? I like the moderness of the building and I think as a whole, the pavillion looks great. Also, it is much brighter inside and I like the new colors (rather than the aquatic blue previously seen).

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                • #28
                  I find they tried to take it out of the 80's, but failed miserably. Too much clash of old and new...

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                  • #29
                    There's definitely too much 'mall/airport/Pop Century food court' feel to the place mixed with some echos of 1982 that haven't been touched.

                    I do like the queue for Soarin, but overall I think this was a real missed opportunity for WDI. They coulda/woulda/shoulda brought more of nature indoors ... think Rainforest Cafe, but with REAL Disney quality and showmanship ... perhaps real birds in part, real trees and water that flows through ... maybe a mountain backdrop somewhere ... I dunno. It just seems like a typical update. Looks nice on the surface, but lacks real substance.

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                    • #30
                      thanks

                      Originally posted by WDW1974
                      There's definitely too much 'mall/airport/Pop Century food court' feel to the place mixed with some echos of 1982 that haven't been touched.

                      Finaly someone said something that went with my post topic thankyou. All of the others have been mixed answere At least My thread has more than one page
                      :monkey:

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