We had an amazing time on the bus. Loved the historical clips while riding around San Francisco in style! Highly recommend for anyone looking to discover the city in a fun way.
I had the opportunity to take the Magic Bus Tour on April 2012, and I have to say it was a tour full of surprises! I didn’t really know what to expect but I was nicely surprised! I took the tour with my mother who grew up in the 60s and she was happy to go back in time. The Magic Bus is like a machine to go back in the past! From the warm welcome from the guide who was dressed as a hippy, the atmosphere was very peace and love, the tour itself and the little bit of history on the screen about the 60s, everything was simply very enjoyable! It is definitely a tour to recommend!”
I just want to say thank you so much for our trip on the Magic Bus. We had a blast and felt so much energy, it has inspired up to go forward as our United Way Bay Area campaign starts with vision and joy in our hearts. I love the way the city became the show and the show the city. The older members enjoyed the nostalgia and recalled how they had been inspired to move West in mini vans and the like, we knew all the words to the songs. The younger members learnt the history and even said they heard songs they never heard before! Thank you so much from us all here at the United Way of the Bay Area.
I don’t know if you’ve seen the new Magic Bus Tour: a unique, colorful bus with bubbles!!
I got to do it today with a friend. Our guide, Artemis, was dressed in high hippie attire! The smell of incense greeted us and Scott McKenzie’s song; “If you’re Going to San Francisco” blasts off the tour, We were given cards, pens, yarn to create our own Hippie names to hang around our necks/ and daisies for our hair. Even imaginary LSD (candy) was passed out.
I thoroughly enjoyed this very creative journey into our past. Very well researched and gives a context to the turbulent 60s and 70s…It goes the entire length of Grant through Chinatown and the screens go up at the perfect moment revealing the intimate views (most people react to the strange bus and it is lower than most…to interface with people more intimately.)
When we got to the Haight…the music and film makes you feel that you’ve blasted off were are orbiting the planet (I swear the bus was vibrating, rocking so strongly, it seemed all too real; then Janis Joplin’s ‘Take it..take another piece of My Heart now Baby!!” and the authentic light show/I was transported…)
There is a stop at the Conservatory for rest rooms.
It felt like I had really stepped in a time machine and was back in those times.
The Magic Bus was number one on my list of must-do’s while in San Francisco. It didn’t disappoint. The multimedia experience of the Magic Bus was incredible: 3-D, moving pictures, blowing bubbles and San Francisco’s landscapes all followed me on that bus. Our tour-guide invited us to sing-along as we followed the sixties song-book. I still have my daisy , 3-D program and glasses…unlike many of those who visited San Francisco in the 60’s, I can remember my trip!