In the groovy ’70s, Disney World had a ride based on the classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Film released in the 50’s. Unfortunately, the popular ride was closed in 1994. Thanks to a YouTuber dedicated to the history of classic theme park attractions, you can now experience the old ride virtually, either in VR, 2D or via an interactive YouTube video.
Defunctland is a YouTube channel That started in 2017. It covers the history of the classic and often closed rides in different theme parks. Back in 2017 Defunctland
Well I was wrong. And I’m glad to be wrong. Earlier this week Defunctland released the free alpha of Defunctland VR
For those of you without VR headsets, you can play the whole thing like a standard first person exploration game. And if you don’t have a PC that can run the game or doesn’t want to download it, the channel has uploaded a video of the ride using YouTube’s 360 ° function. All of this means that everyone can experience this cool piece of history.
The virtual ride includes real audio from the attraction and looks wonderful. As you dive underwater, the digital animatronics recreate the classic ride. I never got a chance to go 20,000 miles under the sea, but after spending 20 minutes with it Defunctland VR I feel like I can say I have it now.
There are plans to add more rides and attractions to the digital park over time. And with future trips done so well, I can’t wait to see what opens next in Defunctland.