Lyft will give free rides in the Ghostbusters’ Ecto-1 car this weekend
Even if you didn’t get that dream job with the Ghostbusters — maybe you screwed up your interview and said you don’t believe in the Loch Ness Monster and the theory of Atlantis — you can still ride in the Ecto-1.
Lyft and Sony Pictures are teaming up to offer free rides in the Ghostbusters’ sweet ride this weekend in select cities.
On Friday, July 1 and Saturday, July 2, 10 a.m. — 8 p.m. local time, passengers in New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, and Washington D.C. can toggle into Ghost Mode on their Lyft app and request a free ride in an Ecto-1 car — the hearse version from the new movie that Kate McKinnon’s Jillian Holtzmann looks so stoked about in the trailer.
Some cool prizes also could come with the ride: Two lucky winners will take home the grand prize of two tickets each to the Ghostbusters world premiere in Los Angeles on July 9. And if you don’t score that top prize you might still go home with other swag like Ghostbusters-themed Twinkies and Hi-C Ecto Coolers — that last one is an especially desirable one considering the recently returned Ecto Coolers are apparently sold out on Amazon.
Not yet clear: Whether Lyft will let you blast the Ghostbusters theme song and blare the leopard snarl siren during your ride.