Though we’re safe inside at home for the time being, students could still explore Orlando—Theme Park Capital of the World®—thanks to a variety of virtual thrills available online from Visit Orlando! Soar down a 200-foot roller coaster, watch fireworks over the famous Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World® Resort, zipline over alligators, dive into virtual concerts and gallery tours, and even travel to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ at Universal Orlando Resort.
Orlando Shakespeare Theater (aka Orlando Shakes)
Available on Facebook and produced in conjunction with the University of Central Florida, Orlando Shakespeare Theater‘s Throwback Thursday video series features actors performing their roles from past seasons. The theater’s other Facebook videos include sneak peeks of upcoming productions as well as cast and creative team spotlights.
Central Florida Community Arts
This all-ages arts organization is hosting a Virtual Concert Series on its Facebook page, featuring performers from local theaters and Orlando’s theme parks! New videos are posted at 6 p.m. most nights. Wednesday mornings at 10, get relaxation techniques from Central Florida Community Arts’ resident music therapist, Ashley Lewis.
Orlando International Fringe Festival (aka Orlando Fringe)
The nation’s oldest nonjuried theater festival is posting previously recorded shows on its website. New videos are added on a regular basis, including a musical adaptation of Stephen King’s IT, a quirky celebration of Star Trek, a “meatball séance” and much more.
View even more virtual arts experiences.
Walt Disney World® Resort
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.
Universal Orlando Resort
Travel to different worlds virtually, such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ — Diagon Alley™. You could also experience Universal Orlando’s parks on their YouTube channel, with 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.
View even more virtual thrills here.
Courtesy of Teach & Travel.