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The Only Way You're Experiencing A Theme Park Right Now Is Through These Ride Videos

A promotional shot of Disneyland at the holidays, featuring Sleeping Beauty's Winter Castle. (Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort)
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Shanghai Disneyland reopens on Monday, but we're in for a longer wait here in Southern California. The governor's plan doesn't call for the return of mass gatherings until Phase 4 of the state's reopening, and mass gatherings are kind of the whole point of theme parks.

BUT. We found a way to satisfy that theme park craving right now. We watched so many (SO many) first-person videos from the world's best theme park rides. Now we've curated them into the crème de la crème from Southern California, around the world, and, yes, even back in time.

No need to sanitize the seats here, just pick a ride and jump on. We recommend putting on some headphones to create a more immersive experience — and feel free to scream and throw your arms up when it gets scary, too.


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