It's been a very different few weeks for everyone, and this includes the theme parks that we all know and love out in Orlando, Florida. While we wait for the world to return to normal though, there is plenty for us to enjoy virtually from wherever we are in the world.
Walt Disney World
Walt Disney World Resort in Florida has been committed to keeping the joy of Disney alive, even while we can’t visit. Using the hashtag #DisneyMagicMoments, the Parks’ social media teams have been carefully curating and sharing special Disney moments like this one:
— Walt Disney World (@WaltDisneyWorld) April 6, 2020
There has been entertainment too, with the help of the famous Dapper Dans, who are usually entertaining guests in the Parks. Now the world has changed slightly, they are entertaining us on the hashtag #VoicesFromHome
The @WaltDisneyWorld Dapper Dans share their #VoicesFromHome with a performance of "There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow." Do you know which classic attraction this song is from? https://t.co/JUcci0lht9 #DisneyMagicMoments #DisneyCastLife pic.twitter.com/0NUJhS1OuZ
— Walt Disney World (@WaltDisneyWorld) April 11, 2020
If you are interested in seeing more of these videos and virtual tours of parts of the Disney Parks you might not usually get to see, check out the Disney Parks YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/user/DisneyParks/videos
Walt Disney World have also been using their platform to share their heartfelt thanks to the health workers who are working extraordinarily hard to keep us safe.
Universal Orlando Resort
Universal have been encouraging us to jam out at home with this playlist that will transport you (virtually) right back to the parks!
They have also been encouraging customers to recreate some of their favourite rides at home on Twitter under the hashtag #UniversalAtHome
— Universal Orlando Resort (@UniversalORL) March 30, 2020
Life doesn’t stop just because of lockdown at SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens, where there are animals to care for. Check out this behind the scenes look at caring for the park's Rockhopper penguins with Shannon:
Earlier this month, SeaWorld also confirmed their continued commitment to their rehabilitation and rescue programme, with the release of two manatees back into the wild.
— SeaWorld (@SeaWorld) April 1, 2020
Finally, here's Discovery Cove doing their bit to help keep us relaxed:
Kennedy Space Center
Kennedy Space Center is committed to its mission of educating guests about space in a fun and interactive way - just now it’s all online! Check out this tutorial they posted during the closure period on how to make cups fly:
And here’s another, showing kids how to make a rocket out of a paper towel roll!
The family favourite park based on those legendary colourful bricks has been sharing various activities to keep small kids entertained during lockdown, including colouring sheets and this fun crossword:
Until we can visit again, we encourage you to check out some of the resources shared by your favourite theme parks to keep the magic alive at home for you and your mini theme park fans!