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Disney to expand Soarin', Toy Story Midway Mania

Published Mar. 5, 2015

Two of Walt Disney World's most popular rides — read: brutal lines, Fast Passes gone instantly, your kids are sobbing, you need an adult beverage — will get considerable expansions in 2016 to accommodate crowds: Toy Story Midway Mania at Hollywood Studios, and Soarin' at EPCOT.

Completed sometime in 2016, the expansions will involve a third theater for Soarin' (a ride that combines an IMAX screen with up-and-away ride technology plus funky smells) and another track at Midway Mania (a ride that combines 3D shooting gallery and Woody-centric hijinks).

No word yet if content will change, but here's more cool news: Both the sound system and the existing roughed-up screens at Soarin' will be updated. Seriously, who throws gum on a Disney ride? Is nothing sacred?

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