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According to this article, Disney broke the law at least twice: Flying over the Redwood Creek and and Downtown Los Angeles areas, I was just wondering if this was true, and if so, how many other times Disney has technically "broken the law" for attractions? Applepwnz (talk) 05:06, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

Frankly, I doubt very seriously that Disney broke any laws in preparing the ride-film for the attraction. That's why I tagged them to get a source. Honestly, I'm at the point of removing the entire section because it's trivia, with no verifiable citations, for that matter. --McDoobAU93 (talk) 16:52, 10 September 2008 (UTC)
That section was loaded with unsourced statements and first-person word usage, both which are frowned upon here. I've commented out the section, but not removed it. It can be reinstated once the so-called facts are facts and any first-person usage is removed. --(GameShowKid)--(talk)--(evidence)-- 16:26, 5 December 2008 (UTC)
No complaints from me, GSK. Thanks. I think a lot of what was added may come from park folklore, which like any urban legend is completely beyond reproach *sarcasm off*. --McDoobAU93 (talk) 18:05, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

Trivia section gone[edit]

While this section was removed over a year ago I managed to get it printed before it was gone. I have copied the info from it up here to give better discussing about this. Aside from it lacking sources as mentioned in the previous 2 comments I was on this ride recently and there are other things I have discussed in the following info below.

San Francisco

"Disney had to get special permission from the state of California in order to fly the helicopter over the Golden Gate Bridge."

While this section could be right (it is a major landmark of the state) it still of course lacks sources

Redwood Creek

"It is illegal to fly a helicopter of Redwood Creek. Disney had to pay a fee in order to film this scene."

I dought it would be illegal flying over a creek because thousands of other videos flying over creeks in a helicopter have been done elsewhere with nothing wrong.

Monterey Bay

"Sea lions can be heard, but not seen while flying over Monterey Bay."

I listened hard at this scene. The only sounds that can be heard (apart from the music and ocean) are seabirds

Lake Tahoe

"When the flight passes the top of the mountain, we see a sea of clouds on the other side. Due to weather conditions and budget limitations, Disney was unable to film a clear picture of Lake Tahoe."

While I do see the fact about the clouds (it was winter) I dought about the budget limitations.


"Disney had to get Congressional approval to fly a helicopter in Yosemite Valley. Also, the hang glider is computer generated because it would have been unsafe to fly a hang glider that close to a helicopter."

The hang glider in my opinion did not at all look computer generated and rest is unsourced.

Palm Springs

"The computer generated golf ball features one of the attraction's hidden Mickeys. The ball is rumored to have been hit by former Disney CEO Michael Eisner, though it is hard to tell because of the camera angle."

It is correct about the hidden Mickey of course and the ball certainly did look computer generated in my opinion and the second half is the same as mentioned in a previous comment on this page.


"The "orange trees" in this scene are actually avocado trees. The field filmed in this scene was demolished and turned into housing tract in 2002."

I checked this part and the trees looked more orange coloured among them. Also I checked Google earth and found this area and much of it did not look demolished at all (the satellite shot was taken 2007).


"The horseback riders are riding to the edge of a cliff."

I did notice that but this is WP:OR so this would not belong anywhere.

San Diego

"At the very beginning of this scene you can see the shadow of the helicopter on the side of the aircraft carrier. The number on the carrier deck, 74, identifies the carrier as the USS John C. Stennis."

This is correct about the shadow and I have seen the Stennis many times before (it is based in Bremerton Washington not far from where I live) and the number is all right 74.


"In this scene a "sea air" scent is injected into the air."

Well of course this is correct but this is also the same scent in the Monterey Bay scene.

Los Angeles

"This scene is exceptionally fast because Disney illegally flew over downtown Los Angeles. They had only one attempt, hence the dizzying film in this sequence."

I did notice that it is fast alright but as mentioned in the previous review Disney would probably not breack the rules like this (especially there studio is close by).


"At the time of filming, Disneyland was closed to the public for a Cast Member Christmasd Party. The Christmas Fantasy Parade is halted so that the helicopter could make several passes over the park. Disney's California Adventure was being constructed at the time, so that area is completely dark. The final hidden Mickey of the attraction can be observed in the fireworks at the end of this scene."

Why would the helicopter want to make several flyovers here? No reason was given. It is correct of course about the hidden Mickey. I can't believe that a Cast member christmas party would be that major. It looked more public as well to me.


"The pre-show is hosted by Patrick Warburton. It was filmed in theater B (which can be realized by the placement of the emergency exit stairs and placement of the carriage). In the scene where the lady buckles her seatbelt, her son is already buckled in. In the following scene she buckles his seatbelt. In the sequence with the carriages taking off, the worklights are on, the canopies are up, and the carriage does not move at full speed, which indicates that it was powered up into maintenance mode."

We already have the Patrick Warburton part mentioned further up the page. For the second part I cannot really indentify the placements at all. For the third part this is once again WP:OR. For the last part that secne looked a bit computer generated in my opinion and no one ever can see it being powered into maintenance mode.

Aside from all the above an exact Google search comes up with no results of things relating to any of this info so I can be sure all of this was made up. trainfan01 —Preceding undated comment added 02:34, 13 May 2010 (UTC).


Is it true they are making a New York version of Soarin'? I read it in a book --AquaTeen13 (talk) 01:08, 16 February 2011 (UTC)

If you can provide the title of the book, someone else may know about it and can confirm it. It's entirely possible for Disney to want to update the ride-film for Soarin', or to install it in other theme parks, but there has been no reliable information thus far to indicate such a film (or that the subject of a new film, much less a future location, is New York) is in production. --McDoobAU93 02:11, 16 February 2011 (UTC)

Remove italics[edit]

The italic title and usage is not correct here and should be removed per Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Amusement_Parks#Inconsistent italics. Regards Widefox; talk 12:18, 26 May 2016 (UTC)


I was just on the new version of the ride in Disneyland. The visuals appear to be CGI now, but I can't find a source to confirm this. Can anybody help find confirmation? Ace-o-aces2 (talk) 17:21, 20 February 2017 (UTC)