Coolest Disney Rides
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Soarin’ (Epcot and Disney’s California Adventure)
Disney tracks which attractions people re-ride the most, and the current titan of the four Orlando parks is this breeze-in-your-hair crowd-pleaser in which gently rocking benches of passengers are suspended in front of an all-enveloping movie to simulate a hang-gliding flight across American landscapes. Like many simple ideas, its elegance works, and like many of Disney’s family-friendly rides, its description sounds scarier than the soothingly mild result. In Anaheim, it’s called Soarin’ Over California, but the imagery, and the strategically blown-in scents of pine and orange groves, are the same.