We recently shared how Disney California Adventure park guests will take to the skies above some of our planet’s most astounding natural and manmade wonders aboard Soarin’ Around the World – thanks to the efforts of the California Aviators, who’ve converted the Grizzly Peak Airfield hangar into a sort-of flying theater to take you on an exhilarating aerial adventure traveling far beyond the Golden State.

In this video, Walt Disney Imagineering portfolio creative executive Tom Fitzgerald tells us more about the development of this new experience, including the attraction’s incredible international itinerary. You might even notice we’re visiting a couple of landmarks which provided inspiration for some beloved Disneyland Resort attractions.

Flights on Soarin’ Around the World depart beginning June 17 from both Disney California Adventure park at the Disneyland Resort, and Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort, one day after Soaring Over the Horizon debuts at the grand opening of Shanghai Disneyland on June 16. Plus, don’t miss your last chance to experience the original Soarin’, now through June 15.