20+ Amazing Virtual Disney Rides to Enjoy from the Comfort of your Home
We came across these virtual Disney rides while looking for some virtual travel ideas for the kids. During times when travel is not possible, virtual tours are a fun way to continue to explore the world when we can’t get there in person. We’ve loved taking virtual museum tours and watching live webcams of animals in the wild which are great for their home learning, but everyone needs a little fun distraction and these 360-degree ride-through videos of the most popular Disney rides provide just that.
Watching the Disney virtual rides gives you a really immersive experience, especially on a big screen and is as close to ‘The Most Magical Place on Earth’ as you can get while the Disney parks are closed. Even when the parks open again, watching these video clips will help enormously with your Disney holiday planning, especially if you’re completely new to the Disney parks.
We took the kids to Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World Florida when they were very small. It was our first time visiting a Disney park and we felt a little overwhelmed when planning the trip. We wanted to make sure that we covered as much as possible in the time we had. Because of their age, we didn’t do too many rides but it was a great introduction to taking kids on safari! Had we been able to watch these videos, we would have known which rides to prioritise to make the most of our Disney World holidays.
These rides are mostly available on the Virtual Disney World YouTube channel but we thought it would be easier to have them all in one place. We’ve included the best virtual Disney rides across Disneyland, Disney World and Disneyland Paris.
Virtual Disney Rides at Walt Disney World
1. Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid (Magic Kingdom)
2. Slinky Dog Dash (Hollywood Studios)
3. Expedition Everest – The Legend of the Forbidden Mountain (Animal Kingdom)
4. Splash Mountain (Magic Kingdom)
5. Avatar Flight of Passage (Animal Kingdom)
6. Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin (Magic Kingdom)
7. Dinosaur (Animal Kingdom)
8. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train (Magic Kingdom)
9. Soarin’ Around the World (Epcot)
Virtual Disney Rides at Disneyland
11. Alice in Wonderland
12. Big Thunder Ride Railroad
13. Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout
14. The Incredicoaster
15. Indiana Jones Adventure
16. It’s a Small World
17. Millenium Falcon Smuggler’s Run
18. Pirates of the Caribbean
19. Rise of the Resistance
20. Space Mountain
Best Virtual Rides at Disneyland Paris
Disneyland Paris has many of the same familiar rides but here are a couple of rides unique to Europe.
21. Big Thunder Mountain
A mouse-eye view of the kitchens in Ratatouille
23. Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain
A new addition to the park. This Star Wars-themed ride launches you into hyperspace on a mission to spy on the Imperial Star Destroyer.
Take your visit planning one step further by taking a virtual walk around the Disney World parks to familiarise yourself with where the rides are.