Soarin' Over California mainly celebrated different landforms, which a) makes sense, to me at least, for The Land, and b) involves a lot of horizontals and a lot of banking over those horizontals. It avoids the distortion of vertical lines and maximizes the physical sensations inherent in the ride system. The new one celebrates landmarks, many of which have strong vertical lines, which maximizes the distortion and also leads to a lot of nearly-straight rising motions, which just aren't as much fun as banking. It's like they set out to showcase the limitations of the system.I think what gets me most about Soarin' now is how distorted the movie is first. My first ride was on the edge and it was so sad to see a droopy pyramid, Neuschwanstein castle, and Eiffel tower. Seeing the curve on the Taj Mahal knowing it was CGI was baffling. The scents are not as good and the added CGI to everything is just lousy. I'd take screen noise over this any day. But yes, remastering would have been an improvement. This version just sucks comparatively. Not to say we don't ride, it's just not top of my list.