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Simulator Rides

Simulator Rides

Take a virtual journey and enjoy new special simulator rides each month.

Most special rides are $1 per person (members included), unless otherwise noted. Visitors can enjoy the Lake Ontario ride daily for free.


Limited-Time Simulator Rides


HD Moon Thunder

Join our astronaut crew in this thrilling escape from the collapsing surroundings of the moon base.  

January: Daily


Wild Ice

Everyone dreams of being an Olympic champion. Ice takes riders rocketing down the track in a bobsled and luge at the Olympic runs in Lake Placid, New York.

February: Daily 


HD Airfighter

Soar into combat in an effort to bring down a flying robot!

March: Daily


HD Rome Racer 

Ancient Rome centuries ago as never seen before!  Enter a horse race track and try to outrace the Roman Gods.  Hold on to your chariot and stay on top of your wild race horses!

April: Daily


HD Alien Safari 

Tour alien life on another planet!

May: Daily


HD Turtle Adventure

Follow a sea turtle through his exciting life adventures!

June: Daily 


Jewel of the Amazon

Meet the Mythical White Ukari monkeys in the lost city in an untouched rainforest of the Amazon 

and experience the exotic wildlife everywhere.

July: Daily


Solar Coaster

Hop on the simulator and explore the solar system! You'll travel past the Sun and everything that orbits around it, including the eight planets, a dwarf planet, asteroids, comets and more.

August: Daily


Roam Racer

Enter a horse track and try to outrace the Roman Gods.

September: Daily


Magic Carpet Ride

Take a journey on a magic carpet!

October: Daily


HD Outpost 12

Take a wild ride on an alien roller coaster!

November: Daily 


HD Rat Race

Join these furry little friends as they race their tiny cars through your house.

December: Daily 

Lake Ontario Dive

FREE - Dive to the bottom of Lake Ontario in the Deep Submergence Vehicle simulator.

Hurricane Simulator

Experience the power of 75 mph hurricane-force winds! Several people can experience at the same time for the price of one simulation ($2 – members included).


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