Missing the attractions at City Park? You can take virtual City Park rides while social distancing

For more than a century, the magic of City Park has enchanted New Orleans. With open green space and many attractions, the 1,300-acre outdoor oasis is one of the country’s oldest urban parks and a dream destination for families year-round.

While the coronavirus outbreak impacts New Orleans, City Park plays an important role for people looking for outdoor recreation and a sense of normalcy during stay-at-home mandates.

Photo courtesy: New Orleans City Park

Even with most facilities now shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, New Orleans City Park has been buzzing with activity from passive recreation.

However, City Park now faces financial strain due to a loss of revenue from the shutdown.

While park officials announced closures to the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park during the outbreak, we found a way for parents and their kids to virtually experience some popular attractions right from their couch.

Photo courtesy: New Orleans City Park

That means with just a click, you can get transported to popular rides like the iconic Ladybug roller coaster and the Ferris wheel.

Of course, this won’t be the same experience like actually visiting City Park. Hopefully, the point-of-view experience will serve as a welcome distraction while families are social distancing at home.

Below are a few popular attractions inside City Park’s Carousel Amusement Park. You can ride virtually during this social distancing period, and help support City Park.

Hold on tight for a zip on City Park’s iconic Ladybug Roller Coaster

Kick back and take a soothing virtual ride on City Park’s Ferris wheel

Experience the towering Jack and the Beanstalk from the comfort of your couch

New Orleans City Park officials say they are accepting donations to help fund park operations. For more information about New Orleans City Park, visit the website.