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    I Just Discovered Virtual Disney Rides And Now My Quarantine Is So Much Better

    You can still visit the most magical place on Earth...from your couch!

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    On March 12 we received word that Disneyland and Disney World would be closing in an effort to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Since then, all Disney stores and hotels have closed too because, well, let's face it — social distancing is crucial right now.

    We know it was the right thing to do for the greater good, but it's still been a tough adjustment for Disney fans around the world.

    If bingeing Disney classics on Disney+ hasn't quite scratched your itch, then you'll like what news I have for you...

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    Enter: VIRTUAL DISNEY RIDES!

    Virtual Disney World / Via youtube.com

    That's right: YouTube is teeming with 360-degree videos uploaded by previous riders. The videos might not be from an *official* Disney account, but that doesn't even matter because the footage is EPIC.

    Bet you never imagined there would be a day when you would emerge from Splash Mountain completely dry....

    View this video on YouTube

    YouTube

    Too scared to ride the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror IRL? This way you can experience it while snuggled up in a blanket and *hop off* when it gets too scary (simply by closing your eyes).

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    YouTube

    Take that epic 'round-the-world trip you've been dreaming of in just a few minutes on Soarin' Around the World.

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    YouTube

    Riding the world's most expensive roller coaster, Expedition Everest, has never been so cheap.

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    YouTube

    When real life starts to feel too surreal, riding Alice in Wonderland via an oversize caterpillar feels just right.

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    YouTube

    Big Thunder Mountain Railroad without any lines? *Pure bliss*.

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    YouTube

    I'll happily join Peter Pan's Flight to Neverland any day.

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    YouTube

    But really, everything will be okay once you ride It's a Small World.

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    YouTube

    Even if you don't have a VR headset for ~optimal viewing~, it's a Disney ride you'll never forget, because there are NO LINES and it's FREE!

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    Now, I know what you're thinking...no Disney trip is complete without the snacks. Thankfully, there are plenty of DIY versions you can make at home.

    With several YouTube channels devoted to our new favorite quarantine activity, there's a whole new *virtual* world of Disney to explore. Happy riding!

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