I first rode Soarin’ on the last day of my first trip. I knew to ask for B1, so I did. I thought the ride was amazing and I was annoyed I hadn’t tried it earlier and squeezed in a second go.
Pretty much the same thing happened on my second trip.
Then came my Christmas trip last year. I rode it twice, both times asking for B1. But this time, on both occasions, I was in B1 but at the end of the row. My first inkling something was wrong was the Taj Mahal — the top of it was slight wonky. I’d heard about the Eiffel Tower and a bad feeling came over me. I was right to be concerned.
So to enjoy Soarin’ and not be distracted by distortion, B1 isn’t enough. You need to be in the middle of B1.
Isn’t this actually really not very impressive at all? Did Disney not anticipate this? Have they not noticed? Do they not care? Do you think they’ll ever do anything about it?
I’m in two minds as to whether I ever want to ride it again, unless I can somehow manage to sit in the centre of B1. Getting B1 is easy — just ask — but getting in the centre, not so much. I did manage it the second time at Christmas, only to be asked to move by a family so they could all sit together. I could hardly refuse, but I was secretly seething.