8 virtual experiences for the perfect at-home amusement park trip

From virtual roller coasters to a magical fireworks display, these videos will provide a great substitute for your postponed family vacation.

red and yellow rollercoaster
Photo by Olia Nayda

Whether your family loves amusement rides or you are a true adrenaline junkie, you are probably getting the itch to visit one of your favorite amusement parks. While Kings Dominion, Busch Gardens, Hershey Park and other parks across the country are closed for the time being, there are still plenty of alternatives to enjoy your now-postponed trip from the comfort of your couch. Here are eight virtual experiences, from kid-friendly rides to high-thrill roller coasters, to help recreate your fun-filled day at home.

Wildcat at Hershey Park
Travel to the Sweetest Place on Earth for the ultimate coaster adventure. This virtual ride allows everyone to enjoy the classic wood coaster without the bone-crushing bruises.

Twisted Timbers at Kings Dominion
Fill your need for thrill with Kings Dominion’s latest roller coaster. Coaster lovers will rejoice as this ride combines steel and wood for the best of both worlds.

Oscar’s Wacky Taxi Roller Coaster at Sesame Place
Grab your little ones and visit Elmo and his friends on Sesame Street, and hold on tight for a crazy ride with Oscar the Grouch in his wacky taxi.

Peter Pan’s Flight at Disneyland
You may not be able to travel around the world, but you can always fly to Neverland. Watch out for Captain Hook as you ride through the most iconic scenes from the movie.

Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Calling all Potterheads: Hop on Platform 9 ¾ and take a day trip to Hogwarts. Join Hagrid on his bike as you fly through the Forbidden Forest and meet a few friends along the way.

Apollo’s Chariot at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Face your fear of heights with this Busch Gardens fan favorite. Start off your ride with a 210-foot drop as you race through the park at lightning speeds.

sooperdooperLooper at Hershey Park
Let your kiddos try out their first looping roller coaster at home. Known as one of the first looping coasters on the East Coast, the sooperdooperLooper provides the right amount of thrill for first-time riders.

Happily Ever After Fireworks Show at Walt Disney World
End your virtual day of fun with the most magical fireworks show on Earth. This Disney World display will transport your living room into Cinderella’s Castle for the perfect end to your staycation.

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