Free Rides in Virtual Disneyland
The singular problem with Disneyland is that it’s expensive as all hell. Being more concerned with cash these days, I can’t imagine a situation where I’d be dropping $80 or more a day just to get in to the joint. Also, now that I’m living in Brooklyn, I’d consider myself a real jackass if I dipped into my plane and hotel fund to chill out with Mickey, along with tens of thousands of screaming, barfing kids for a couple days. But nonetheless I’ve got the itch to go.
Thanks to this Internet thing, I’ve found that’s totally possible in a virtual sense. YouTube is host to a number of different people who solely post point-of-view videos of roller coasters and amusement park rides. The good ones go for the full experience: a little taste of the line, checking out the elaborate scenes and entrances to the rides themselves, buckling up, and shooting off. Some are in night vision.
I don’t know why, but It’s almost dirty feeling, like POV porn. The"full experience" thing is like call girls who provide a girlfriend experience; you’re getting someone to provide you with a feeling, an aura, that’s impossible to replicate. But just the bare bones, meat and potatoes — straight paid sex or roller coaster highlight porn — doesn’t quite cut it. What type of person needs a surrogate like that? After watching all of these videos, I’m wondering if I might be one of them.
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