A select group of Disney California Adventure Park guests were treated to a special performance by actor Patrick Warburton as they prepared to board the Soarin’ Over California attraction.

Warburton has been part of the attraction since it opened in 2001, offering “important safety tips” to passengers in line before taking their flight over iconic Californian landscapes.

The actor made a personal appearance as the chief stewardess during the limited return of Soarin’ Over California during the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival through April 22.

Instead of guests seeing the safety tips on the screen, Warburton delivered the tips live. Warburton decided to personally conduct his final security check before flying surprised guests through picturesque California locations including Yosemite National Park, Napa Valley, Lake Tahoe, Palm Springs, San Diego Harbor, Malibu at dusk and the energetic lights of downtown of Los Angeles. before returning for a triumphant flight over Disneyland Park.

“It’s just magical to see how loved Soarin’ Over California still is after all these years,” says Warburton. “I can still remember my first trip to Disneyland at the age of five and I remain a huge Disney fan, so to be part of a Disney attraction that has lasted so long has been so sweet and wonderful to me.”

He continued: “It was great fun to surprise the guests today and it’s great to see the impact this safety intro has made over the last 23 years and how people still love it. It was great to be the chief stewardess of Soarin’ Over California again!”

The rest of the year the attraction is called Soarin’ Around the World, with locations in Switzerland, Italy, Australia, Egypt, India, Paris and more. Disney theme parks that feature this attraction include Epcot in Florida, Shanghai Disneyland Park, where it is known as Soaring Over the Horizon, and Tokyo Disney Sea, where it is known as Soaring: Fantastic Flight.

Watch Warburton surprise the DCA guests in the video above.

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