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Social Distancing Activities: Universal Studios Virtual Rides Edition!

Get ready for your next Universal Studios trip because it’s coming sooner than you think!

You can enjoy some of Universal's top attractions from the comfort of your home. Jump from hanging out with the Simpsons in Springfield to casting spells in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, all without having to leave your warm, cozy bed.

By the way – if you're missing Disneyland & California Adventure like we are, check out our post on virtual rides from another one of favorite theme parks after this one!

1. Jurassic World: The Ride

Jurassic World: The Ride Virtual Ride Universal Studios Things to Do During Quarantine Social Distancing Activities Coronavirus Pandemic 2020 Theme Parks Closed

The updated Jurassic World ride is sure to keep you coming back for more. Whether or not you're a fan of the series, this ride is sure to amaze you. Since it's in 4k, take the time to check out the details they put into this ride that you may have otherwise missed if you were to go in person. The best part about watching this from home is not having to worry about getting soaked!

Roam with the dinosaurs here.

2. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey Hogwarts Virtual Ride Universal Studios Things to Do During Quarantine Social Distancing Activities Coronavirus Pandemic 2020 Theme Parks Closed

Harry Potter World is a MUST when visiting Universal Studios. If you've been waiting a long time for your acceptance letter from Hogwarts, this ride makes up for it (sorta – we're still a little disappointed). You can now experience the magic as many times as you want with this POV. Avoid the crowd, put on your Hogwarts robe, and soak it all in virtually. Take a journey with Harry and his friends throughout Hogwarts!

Visit Hogwarts with Harry and the gang here.

3. The Simpsons Ride

Krustyland The Simpsons Springfield Virtual Ride Universal Studios Things to Do During Quarantine Social Distancing Activities Coronavirus Pandemic 2020 Theme Parks Closed

With its extensive air-time and cult following, we couldn't not put this one on the list! Join your favorite yellow family on this epic ride. Enjoy the journey across Springfield with your favorite Simpsons characters! If you've seen all of the seasons too many times to count, this is a fun and different way to experience this classic American show.

Follow The Simpsons through Springfield here.

4. Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem

Minions Despicable Me Virtual Ride Universal Studios Things to Do During Quarantine Social Distancing Activities Coronavirus Pandemic 2020 Theme Parks Closed

They took over the world in 2010 and those adorable yellow creatures are still going as strong as ever! Whether you're a fan of the Minions or you can't stand them, you have to check out this ride at least once. Experience Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem and join Gru, his daughters, and the mischievous Minions on a heartwarming and thrilling ride!

Enter the world of Minions here.

5. Revenge of the Mummy

 Revenge of the Mummy Virtual Ride Universal Studios Things to Do During Quarantine Social Distancing Activities Coronavirus Pandemic 2020 Theme Parks Closed

Considered one of Universal Studio's best rides, it's no wonder Revenge of the Mummy has stood the test of time! If you've ever been here when you were a kid, you remember how terrifying it is. Spoiler alert: it's still pretty scary as an adult. Experience the amazing visuals the Mummy Ride has to offer safely from your couch! This is a fast paced ride that offers countless fun, so enter if you dare!

 For thrills and chills, check out this intense ride here.

It's not the same as actually going on the rides, but hey – we'll make it work.

Virtual Ride Universal Studios Things to Do During Quarantine Social Distancing Activities Coronavirus Pandemic 2020 Theme Parks Closed

For now, you can enjoy these rides without the long lines, glaring Los Angeles heat, and the overpriced concession food. Are you excited to go back to Universal Studios after this quarantine? What are your favorite rides or activities? Let us know in the comments!

We hope you're all staying safe and healthy, thank you for supporting Modern Gents during these crazy times! See you in the next post!

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