Who You Gonna Call for a Ride? Watch PEOPLE Staffers Take a Spin in the Ghostbusters' Ecto-1
Who you gonna call when you need a ride this Independence Day weekend? For some lucky riders across America, the answer actually is Ghostbusters!
Sony Pictures is teaming up with the ride-sharing service Lyft to offer free rides in replicas of the famous ambulance/hearse the Ghostbusters drive in the original films.
The car, dubbed the Ecto-1, will pick up select passengers over the weekend in five major cities: New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington D.C. and Boston.
PEOPLE got the chance to take a test spin in the real Ecto-1 used in the new Ghostbusters” film, and we documented the whole experience in the video above. Not only was it a great way to turn heads, the 1984 Cadillac Hearse offered soft seats, an impressive sound system and a driver named Victor who came complete with an authentic Ghostbusters uniform.
The Lyft offer runs this Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and all riders have to do is request a Lyft and switch into “Ghost Mode” on the app.
Ghost Mode passengers also have a chance to win cool prizes and snacks like Key Lime Slime Twinkies and Hi-C Ecto-Coolers during the ride. One lucky rider in Los Angeles even has a chance to win two tickets to the Ghostbusters premiere in L.A. on July 9.
“Lyft is really all about having a memorable experience in the car,” Paige Thelen from Lyft tells PEOPLE. “It’s really just to get people’s attention, get people asking, allow them to have fun, smile and improve their day.”