Been waiting to try out all those thrilling rides in the theme parks abroad but your plans got cancelled? It’s okay. You’ll still have your chance to make those travel plans come true soon. It’s better to stay safe at home and help contain the spread of COVID-19. For now, you can try these 360° virtual rides to see what you can look forward to afterwards!
TRON Lightcycle Power Run
Located in Disneyland Shanghai
The film TRON was a groundbreaking animation masterpiece in 1982, and it continues to inspire video games, comics, series, and a blockbuster sequel. You can experience a ride through the Grid in one of the fastest indoor roller coasters in any Disney park. Filled with bright lights, TRON trademarks, and thrilling music all around, this roller coaster would surely get your adrenaline pumping, even if you’re just behind the screen.
Star Wars HyperSpace Mountain
Located in Disneyland Resort Paris and Hong Kong
Based on the original Space Mountain ride in Disneyland Tokyo, this roller coaster will take you through a thrilling ride across a battle in the middle of the Stars War galaxy. You’re just there for a recon mission, but you end up in a trap! You’ll want to duck to avoid friendly fire from Rebel X-wing starfighters and aggressive shots from Imperial TIE fighters.
Aqua Rocket Water Coaster
Located in Raging Waters San Dimas, California
If you’ve been feeling a little warm over the past few days, maybe this video can help you feel refreshed, even if it’s just in your mind. The Aqua Rocket Water Coaster would take you through a lot of gravity-powered drops and big, cool splashes. Just make sure you have a fan right on your face so you can pretend you’re really there.
Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure
Located in Universal Studios, Florida
Calling all Potterheads! Have you already binged all the Harry Potter films and reread all the books? Here’s something new to spice up your day in quarantine — a special Care of Magical Creatures class with Hagrid! Special because he’s taking you on a ride through the skies on duplicated magical motorbikes. Just pray you don’t encounter any acromantulas. Good luck!
Slinky Dog Dash
Located in Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World
If the kids at your house are running out of things to do, why not take them through this beginner’s roller coaster? Based on the Toy Story film series, Slinky Dog Dash’s storyline is simple — it’s just Andy making up a roller coaster game with Slinky Dog. While it’s not as wild as the other coasters, it definitely ends with a bang with a special performance by Wheezy the Penguin.
Under The Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid
Located in Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World
If you’re looking for something a little more calming, this ride will be just the one for you. Enjoy another retelling of this classic tale under the sea as Ariel finds love in Prince Eric while Sebastian the crab manages the orchestra.
Expedition Everest: Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
Located in Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World
Want to end your day with some adrenaline rush? Satisfy your inner thrill seeker in Expedition Everest with all the high speeds, fast strops, loud noises, and immersive visual effects.
Which one do you want to try first? Any other virtual ride you’ve been repeating over and over?