Disney lovers can still get a healthy dose of magic during quarantine — it’s just a watered-down, digital version, of course … but hey, anything to beat those COVID-19 blues, right?
Turns out, the Mouse House has a YouTube channel dedicated to their theme park attractions — specifically, an immersive version of them that can be enjoyed (partially, anyway) through a screen. Basically … you can experience pretty much any ride via virtual reality.
It’s sorta fascinating … the YT channel has been racking up videos of pretty much all of their roller coasters and other rides that capture the entire journey with 360-degree cameras — shot from inside the car itself, and which is adjustable so you can “look around.”
If you have a VR headset, there’s a way to hook it up and make the ride, if you will, all that much more real … almost as if you were there yourself. You might have to use a bit of imagination though — there’s no motion-activated seats we’re aware of to make it even closer to the real thing. Still though … it’s something to do, and it’s a taste of Disney parks from home.
Looks like the VR ride videos are productions of both Disneyland and Disney World — for the most part — with rides like Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain, The Haunted Mansion, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, The EPCOT Center and everything in between.