#HomemadeThemeParks – fans create favourite rides at home

With theme parks around the world closing, fans are having to get creative to experience their favourite rides at home.

Disney parks around the world and Universal theme parks in Orlando and LA are closed because of COVID-19, and people are taking to twitter to create #HomemadeThemePark rides. With so many people recreating this trend, it’s easy for people to park-hop their way around the parks and experience their favourite ride from the comfort of their own home.

Universal Studios

For all those Jurassic Park fans, prepare to be scared by a tiny plastic dinosaur.

And with videos this creative, you might not feel like you need to visit Universal Studios Orlando in person.

Disney from your house

The majority of the #HomemadeThemePark videos are about Disney rides. This Disney family, for example, are obviously huge Pirates of the Caribbean fans. The level of detail is incredible, and they even recreated the drop (maybe don’t try that at home).

Perhaps the only thing that will help you get through your time at home, is being on a banshee and being able to, uh, fly.

If you’re disappointed that you never managed to ride Millenium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run before the parks closed, have no fear. Rob Yeo has recreated the ride for you (900-minute standby wait optional).

Maybe it’s not the rides at Walt Disney World that you miss, but the Festival of Fantasy Parade? Well, look no further because this twitter user has recreated it for you.

Some families are going even further and recreating their entire Disney holiday at home. From ‘flying’ to Walt Disney World, to walking down Main Street, having a Starbucks outside the castle and going on their favourite rides, this family fit a lot into their holiday!

What cancelled trip? The parks may be closed, but the Coronavirus can’t steal our Disney joy!

Posted by Cady Hearn on Wednesday, March 18, 2020

 

And for some twitter users, it’s really the simple things that remind them of the happiest place on earth.

According to The OCR, the loss of attendance in Disney parks globally could cost the company more than $500 million. Meanwhile, the WTTC estimates that one million jobs a day are being lost in the tourism and travel sector because of COVID-19.