10 Virtual Theme Park Attractions For A Quick Adrenaline Fix At Home
Not even a quick ride out of town is allowed with the Philippine quarantine still ongoing in an effort to avoid the further spreading of the COVID-19 virus. Summer’s coming to a close, and we’ve already accepted our vacation-less school break—all our youthful energy is currently spent surfing the internet all day or trying out the trending recipes we see online.
While nothing beats going out for a real trip, there are quick alternatives we can find in the world wide web to satisfy our wanderlust. And no, we’re not talking about stalking your crush’s Instagram account to check out his/her beautifully photographed vacay photos from previous summers or watching the same location film you’ve been seeing since lockdown started. We mean heart-pumping theme park rides you have wanted to try (but can’t yet) or would want to hop onto again!
No long lines, just pure fun! From crazy roller coasters to film-inspired attractions, these 10 virtual theme park rides from all over the world are guaranteed to get your heart pumping fast without leaving home. So sit tight as these videos let you in for a thrilling time—no seat belts required. Enjoy!
1. Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem
Join Gru, Margo, Edith, Agnes and the minions in this simulator ride attraction, where you’ll be turned into a minion and experience working as one in the world of Despicable Me.
2. Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure
Whether you’re a pureblood or a muggle, hopping into Hagrid’s famed motorbike is an exhilarating ride for anyone! The adventure takes you to the Forbidden Forest, where you’ll encounter magical creatures and pull through road mishaps along the way.
3. Avatar Flight of Passage
Visit the native mountain Banshee and soar across the landscape of Pandora in this 3D simulator ride Avatar Flight of Passage. The views are jaw-dropping that you’ll wish to remain soaring in this part of the Avatar World!
4. Expedition Everest
Ever thought of conquering the great Mt. Everest? No need to pack up your hiking gear—riding this roller coaster is all you’ll need!
5. Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
It doesn’t matter if you’re a fan of Star Wars or not—who hasn’t dreamed of going to space? In this Disneyland ride, you’ll experience what it’s like cruising and battling—aboard a spaceship.
6. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril
Breeze through an old temple in a fast mining train! P.S. Consider this your practice if you’re scared of roller coaster loops.
7. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
If you’re seeking something a little more chill, this ride is for you. Relax and take your time marveling at the beauty of the underworld.
8. Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure
Return to the sea and fight with the pirates in this Shanghai Disneyland attraction. Undergo a real sea invasion and find the missing treasure along with your comrades in this fun ride!
9. Tron Lightcycle Power Run
This futuristic roller coaster isn’t your typical ride—the semi-enclosed feature of this attraction gives it a different spin.
10. Jurassic World: The Ride
Meet your (un)friendly neighborhood jurassic camp. Sail through different dinosaurs along the way and beware of some unexpected drops if you may!