Magic bus

Magic Bus Reviews

Magic Bus (San Francisco, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

73 ratings
3.9 average rating
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641 events
366 reviews
-375 stars
attended Sep 18 2010

The bus was a few minutes late - and there was no greeter or sign at the stop - so it was a little disconcerting. The 3-D programs and wallpaper were really cool. 'Hope you like incense! Being a local, I was checking this out as a potential...continued

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Sep 04 2010

I took my two 20-something sons on the bus and they enjoyed it. I wasn't as impressed, however, as the film skipped around alot and didn't stick to a real timeframe of the 60's, so it was discombulated. There was a lot of down time when the...continued

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32 reviews
49 stars
attended Sep 11 2010

The wrong intersection is given as the meeting point. It is only a block off so I was able to find it, but it started things off a bit stressful. It was unique and creative. Glad I did this, but not sure I would go out of my way to recommend it...continued

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 04 2010

We really loved this experience. My husband and I grew up here and were especially moved by the music, the film footage, the perspective on these amazing, turbulent years. Several times we felt close to tears. The "theater" part was surprisingly...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Jul 22 2011

This bus experience is designed to recreate SF of the 60's/70's. I has a hostess dressed up like a hippy. It's painted with graffitti. It has a bubble machine and inside walls painted in 3D. We were ready to enjoy the experience, having lived...continued

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16 reviews
6 stars
attended Nov 27 2010

Really fun and different, a little too different for family members who are not used to multimedia.
The only thing that was not good was the freezing temperature of the bus. Come on, turn the heat on, the day we rode it was 53 degrees and after...continued

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5 reviews
2 stars
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1 stars
attended Oct 09 2010

For adults , maybe not recomended for children.

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1 review
1 stars
attended Nov 20 2010

The bus was a little late, and there was no one there to meet us, so we weren't sure we were in the right place. Other than that, I thought it was a very clever and fun event. Great for out-of-town visitors too!

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Michael Red Velvet
117 events
33 reviews
37 stars
attended Jul 15 2011

we all enjoyed the tour and our hostess, the beautiful and charming becca. it is well suited for those of us over 45 who have a sense of history. younger folks will be bored to death. the video pieces were very interesting, but would have...continued

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16 reviews
5 stars
attended Sep 04 2010

A very unique experience - and great to have the opportunity to relive the 60s through a filter including history, music, culture, trends, and the thinking at the time. Worth doing!

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1 review
0 stars
attended Jul 09 2011

The video and narration were well done. The music was great. It is a bit more than your average tour bus, but it is not a multimedia performance. A little incense and candy, but no acting, preforming.

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NobhillTreehouseSF Red Velvet
90 events
25 reviews
85 stars
attended Jul 15 2011

As a local who lives in Nob Hill and gets around quite a bit by bike and foot, I found this mostly boring. The fun part was meeting other enthusiastic locals who dressed up. Unfortunately this was not capitalized. I had been by all the places on...continued

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20 reviews
19 stars
attended Jul 09 2011

It was a very interesting and informative tour. If folks are expecting to see a lot of SF, they will be disappointed. For much of the tour, the bus windows were covered with screens showing video of the history of the hippie movement. That was...continued

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8 reviews
17 stars
attended May 03 2013

Brilliant idea that is well executed. Thanks to our bus hostess, we were treated to a kalidescopic view of one of San Francisco's wildest eras...the 1960s Sex, Drugs and Rock-N-Roll. Great fun and a worthy tribute to San Francisco's history and...continued

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5 reviews
0 stars
attended Oct 28 2011

interesting ride -some of the music could have been longer...

the hostess was nice and there was a nice tie in (and discount seats) to Hair! musical revival which we then saw that night

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Goldstar Member Red Velvet
19 events
3 reviews
28 stars
attended Jul 06 2012

Very interesting...Good review of history of the time....the tour guide was terrific. Did feel like time travel...and for others who didn't live through the time, good to learn about 'Peace' and 'Love'...and backlash as well. Definitely recommend.

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 27 2013

We had a wonderful time. It was good memories for me and an education for my wife from India and our 7 year old granddaughter. The guides were nice and informative, an enjoyable experience.

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65 reviews
5 stars
attended Jul 15 2011

It was a wondrous nostalgic groovy trip back to the '60's. The whole era was well presented historically. Made very enjoyable through the voices, music and graphic scenes of the time.

The Magic Bus time capsule ride would have been more...continued

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22 reviews
5 stars
attended Jul 07 2012

This was alot of fun. The tour guide was in charactter the whole time and it brought back lots of fond and crazy memeories. It takes some time to get used to the screen being so close (like sitting in the front row at the movies) but once getting...continued

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