Ghostbusters, Lyft to give Ecto-1 rides to passengers
Melissa McCarthy and her crew have taken their turn in the Ecto-1 — and soon fans will get their chance too.
To celebrate the release of the upcoming Ghostbusters film, Sony Pictures has partnered with Lyft to launch Ghost Mode, which will give passengers in select cities the chance to ride in an iconic Ecto-1. Prospective Lyft riders will just need to toggle into the mode to request the free ride in original Ecto-1’s from the new film and replicas.
The limited time option will be available on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time in New York City, Boston, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Passengers who catch a ride in the Ecto-1 will have the opportunity to win in-car swag and the grand prize of two tickets to the film’s world premiere in Los Angeles on July 9.
Lyft providing Ghost Mode, which can be previewed in the video above, to its riders comes after past successful partnerships with Back to the Future and The Walking Dead.
Ghostbusters, starring McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon, slimes into theaters on July 15.
See the Ecto-1 in action and check out what EW learned about the famous ghost-mobile during our joy ride, below.