We were Soarin’® at Epcot

On our second afternoon at Walt Disney World Resorts, we spent some time exploring  the Epcot technology area.

Soarin' over California in IMAX hang gliding simulation

Soarin’ over California in IMAX hang gliding simulation

A highlight of our entire trip was the Soarin’® exhibit. This is a unique experience. The wait time at the entry was about an hour, with no fastpass tickets available. It was an easy wait because the walls of the waiting area have been transformed into interactive games for the waiting groups to participate and compete against each other. Fun to play, fun to watch and a great way to pass the time in que.

The Soarin’® experience is that of being on a hang glider and traveling the coastline and landscape of California. The IMAX  screen projects simulations of ocean waves, pristine white ski slopes, the inspiring redwood forests, and some familiar city scenes. It is captivating entertainment and a memorable ride.  The air moves in the room as the scenery changes, giving the illusion of fast movement.  This was a very fun experience.

In the same building, hot air balloon sculptures near the ceiling are very pretty with vivid colors.   There is a nature ride through the research area of the Epcot Center.  This ride included some agricultural research experiments including tomatoes on trees and above-ground potatoes.

Epcot

John & Gwyn at Epcot, Orlando, Florida – October 2013

Hot Air Balloons

Hot Air Balloons

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