Take a break from reality with more than 20 virtual experiences in Orlando, including theme parks, relaxation, arts & culture, and more.
Interest in virtual experiences is at an all-time high, both among travel-lovers and anyone looking for a positive break. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of 20-plus virtual thrills from Orlando — Theme Park Capital of the World® — including 360-degree online experiences from our Orlando Virtual Tour, new Facebook Live broadcasts, live streamings of special films and YouTube videos.
From the comfort of your home, you can now soar down a 200-foot roller coaster, watch fireworks over the famous Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World® Resort, zipline over alligators and even learn from experts how to draw Mickey Mouse. Dive in and enjoy!
Orlando Virtual Tour
Try riding the tallest roller coaster, ziplining over alligators or standing on Main Street in front of Cinderella Castle. The Orlando Virtual Tour takes you into 85 experiences, from theme parks and hotels to dining and shopping hot spots, with a 360-degree perspective. (Please note: To view an Orlando Virtual Tour experience, look for the video “play” button and click it.)
Learn more: Orlando Virtual Tour
Virtual Theme Park Thrills
Watch a sneak peek of new rides like Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, enjoy character meet-and-greets, and much more exclusively from the Disney Parks YouTube channel.
Travel to different worlds virtually like The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ — Diagon Alley™ You can also experience Universal Orlando's parks on their YouTube channel, including explorations of holiday events, a closer look into the restaurants that make up Universal CityWalk, and 360-degree videos of some of the most popular roller coasters, such as Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit at Universal Studios Florida, The Incredible Hulk Coaster at Universal's Islands of Adventure and Krakatau Aqua Coaster at Universal's Volcano Bay.
Explore the LEGOLAND® Florida Resort Castle virtually through the twists and turns of The Dragon, an indoor/outdoor steel roller coaster.
Float down the river at Aquatica’s Roa’s Rapids at the Aquatica Orlando water park in a virtual-action river experience with high tides and gushing geysers.
Relax and virtually float through by yourself down the winding lazy river that is part of the 5-acre waterpark in the luxurious grounds of the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort.
Swan Boats at Lake Eola Park
Explore a lake on a giant swan-shaped boat through the swan boat ride in downtown Orlando’s Lake Eola Park.
Virtual Animal Interactions
Explore a penguin colony at SeaWorld’s Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin.
School of Croc at Gatorland
A Facebook Live at 10 a.m. every morning showcases animals and adventures. In the afternoon, their YouTube channel shares live-action encounters with animals including Burmese pythons, crocodiles, alligators and monitor lizards.
Peak into animal habitats through a new daily video series on Facebook Live.
Every Wednesday, this airboat tour operator and nature park is hosting listening adventures on Facebook and Instagram with its #WildWednesday program. The uninterrupted natural sounds will range from daybreak on the Florida swamps to giraffes enjoying their dinner.
High-Speed Virtual Thrills
Get in the driver’s seat for a virtual race through this indoor, climate-controlled track full of turns and high speed.
Virtually experience indoor skydiving at iFLY Orlando inside of their high-energy vertical wind tunnels that allow visitors to float on a column of air.
These are just a few of the virtual education offerings from Orlando. Discover even more in our spotlight on free virtual education activities!
Learn real-world case studies and even design a theme park experience through interactive activities and lessons in theme park design and engineering. This free online program was created in partnership with the Khan Academy and Pixar.
Learn to draw Mickey Mouse as Disney shares a complete series of how-to tutorials on how to draw the famous figure on the Disney Parks YouTube channel. Cast member Stephen Ketchum provides expert tips on how to draw Mickey over the years, from vintage 1920s Mickey to the more contemporary “pied-eyed” version.
Medieval Times is helping young princesses and squires keep the medieval spirit alive in their homes with fun activities available from their Facebook page.
You can now stream educational IMAX films typically shown in the cinedome of the Orlando Science Center. Enjoy MacGillivray Freeman IMAX films normally playing in the Dr. Phillips CineDome now available for streaming. The educational films available include America's Musical Journey on YouTube, and Dream Big, Humpback Whale and National Parks Adventure on Vimeo on Demand.
This escape-room attraction is hosting TEG Field Trips, which invite students to take engaging journeys through famous museums, visiting historic landmarks and even traveling through time to witness watershed events. Similar to escape rooms, students progress by discovering clues and solving puzzles, using critical thinking and deductive-reasoning skills.
Learn about living in space, Mars and rocketry, or tour Space Shuttle Atlantis during a new series of Facebook Live posts from Kennedy Space Center.
Virtual Arts & Culture
Want more ways to feed your inner artist? Dive into our gallery of virtual arts and culture from Orlando!
Explore the museum galleries via the museum's website with PDF versions of the object guides that are normally placed in each gallery. Learn the history behind the museum through two films available for streaming: A Legacy for the Community and The Tiffany Chapel: A Masterpiece Rediscovered. They've also added Virtual Spring at the Morse, showcasing selected portraits from the Morse Collection.
Timucua Arts Foundation
Listen to intimate musical performances at the Timucua Arts Foundation, set in the home grounds of the former music director for Cirque du Soleil. The foundation will post daily videos of previously recorded live performances on its Facebook page and also host a Digital Music Flea Market to help local musical artists.
Get a daily movie recommendation and insider info on the film from a cinematic expert on the Enzian Theater’s Facebook page.
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