Waste the rest of your day with a 360-degree virtual tour of Disney

March 6, 2018, 11:55 AM · Why spend the day working on your computer, when you can spend it virtually walking through Walt Disney World and Disneyland theme parks instead? Disney and Google would like to offer you the opportunity to waste the rest of your day with 360-degree Google Maps views of the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disneyland and the rest of the nation's top two most popular theme park resorts.

Bonus: This is the only way you can "walk" down the middle of Main Street at Disneyland right now. Let's get ya started:

And here is the Magic Kingdom:

And Epcot:

"To create the 360-degree imagery at Disney Parks, Google used Street View Trekker, a wearable backpack with a camera system on top. The Trekker is worn by an operator and is moved through walkways and structures, automatically gathering images. Imagery is then stitched together to create the 360-degree panoramas you see today," Disney reported in its press release.

Replies (5)

March 6, 2018 at 12:11 PM ·

I'll pass on this. If it was in VR, and I could literally virtually walk around WDW and DL (and also ride the rides), then it'd be a whole different story. There's currently a VR video of It's a Small World. The quality isn't top notch, but it really does feel like you're sitting in that boat. What Google Earth offers, doesn't have the fluidity or immersiveness that I'd want.

March 6, 2018 at 1:28 PM ·

I think it's rather cool. I guess there will never be one for Shanghai Disneyland, since Google is blocked in China.

I wouldn't say I'd spend my whole day walking around these virtual parks, and VR would certainly be fantastic! As it is, I still enjoy these.

March 6, 2018 at 4:43 PM ·

This is fun, but I really prefer just hovering from above and looking down in 3-D Google Earth. I find all the dead ends and people with faces blurred over a bit distracting.

March 7, 2018 at 11:00 AM ·

Totally non-fun spoiler that ruins a sense of discovery from actually being there.

March 7, 2018 at 6:58 PM ·

That's great! But it's even better if you have a Google Cardboard (or some other VR). With the Street View app, you can actually do all that in there!

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