Zipline with alligators, ride on roller coasters and even a trip to Mars: Orlando offers virtual attractions for all ages  

To satisfy travel lovers, Visit Orlando, the city's official tourism agency, has compiled a list of more than 20 virtual activities from the theme park capital of the world, including online experiences, new Facebook Live streams, and special movies and YouTube videos.

From the comfort of their own home, “virtual visitors” can now climb 200 feet, equivalent to a 60-meter roller coaster drop, watch fireworks from the famous Cinderella Castle, zip-line over alligators and even learn from experts how to draw Mickey Mouse. All information is available on the blog VisitOrlando.com/blog.

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Experiences in Orlando

Experiences to enjoy in Orlando without leaving home. Photo: reproduction

• Try walking on rollercoaster taller, make a zipline with alligators or stay in main street in front of Cinderella's castle. THE Orlando Virtual Tour takes viewers to 85 experiences in Orlando, from theme parks, hotel restaurants to shopping spots, all with a 360​degree perspective.

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More theme park experiences

• At Walt Disney World – Preview new rides like Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. Also enjoy meeting characters and much more exclusively on the D channel isney Parks at the YouTube .

• In Universal Orlando Resort – travel to different worlds and virtually as in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley and experience the parks in 360-degree videos of some of the most popular roller coasters. It is also possible to explore the restaurants that make up Universal CityWalk from from the Universal channel Orlando Resort on YouTube .

• LEGOLAND Florida Resort – Explore LEGOLAND® Florida Resort Castle virtually through the twists and turns of the The Dragon , a steel roller coaster for indoors and outdoors.

relax virtually

• Relax and float virtually alone on the winding river which is part of the water park located in the luxurious garden of the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort.

• Explore a lake in a giant swan-shaped boat through the tour at Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando.

• Float downriver with geysers gushing into the Aquatica's Roa's Rapids at Aquatica water park Orlando that offers this virtual action experience with high tides and geysers.

Interactions with Animals

• At Gatorland's School of Croc, every day at 10 am Orlando) there is a live on Facebook which shows the animals and their adventures. In the afternoon, the channel YouTube shares live encounters with animals including snakes, crocodiles, alligators and lizards.

• Enter the animals' habitats through a new series of daily videos taken on the facebook live from the Central Florida Zoo.

• Explore a penguin colony in Antarctica from SeaWorld's Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin .

High speed emotions

• Virtually practice indoor skydiving at iFLY Orlando , inside its high-energy vertical tunnels, which allow visitors to float on a column of air.

• Sit in the driver's seat for a virtual race through the Andretti Indoor Karting & Games indoor circuit of high-speed laps and chases.

Virtual learning – making education fun

• You can now watch IMAX educational films normally shown on the Cinedome of Orlando Science Center. watch the movies MacGillivray Freeman IMAX films by streaming, America's Musical Journey on YouTube; and Dream Big, humpback whale and national adventure parks on Vimeo on Demand.

• Learn about living in space, on Mars and rockets, or tour the Space Shuttle Atlantis during the new series on Facebook live from Kennedy Space Center.

• At Disney Imagineers, learn real-world case studies and even design a theme park experience through interactive activities and lessons in park engineering and design. This free online program is created in partnership with Khan Academy and Pixar.

• Draw Mickey Mouse, through Disney tutorials on how to illustrate the famous figure on the channel of Disney Parks on YouTube . Cast member Stephen Ketchum provides expert tips on how to draw Mickey over the years, from the 1920s vintage to the more contemporary version of "wide-eyed".

Music, Films and Museums

• Listen to musical performances at the Timucua Arts Foundation, located in the home of the former Cirque du Soleil music director. The foundation will publish daily videos of previously recorded performances on its Facebook page and will also host the Digital Music Flea Market to help local musical artists.

• Get a daily recommendation and insider information about movies from a film expert on the Facebook page of the Enzian Theater.

• Explore the galleries of the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, at its site , with PDF versions of the object guides that are typically placed in each gallery. Learn the history behind the museum through two available films: A Legacy for the Community and The Tiffany Chapel: A Masterpiece Rediscovered .

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