We are totally going to miss DisneyQuest Indoor Interactive Theme Park!! UGH!! My family and I have so many great memories of this fun, gaming location at Disney Springs (used to be Downtown Disney) inside Walt Disney World Resort. We had a chance to go back one last time a few weeks ago, and I am so glad that we did! The 5 floors of gaming entertainment location opened its doors on June 19, 1998, and it will officially close on Monday, July 3, 2017!
I am not a big gamer, but DisneyQuest was pretty cool
Now, I have to say, I am not that interested in gaming. But, both my husband and son love it! When we would travel down to spend time at Walt Disney World Resort, we always planned a day to visit DisneyQuest – and, sometimes squeeze in a few hours on other days too. There were times that I didn’t really look forward to this part of the trip as much as visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot, but I knew that they enjoyed it. And in the end, to be honest, every time we would get there, I ended up being happy we had a chance to play and have that time together as a family.
Watching my son Clayton III play
My son always spent a lot of time at this boat racing game. It was called H2Overdrive, and I can still hear the announcer of the game saying, “3-2-1 Go, Go, Go!!” Hehehe! I just know that I was so glad that for a good period of time (they moved the arcade games around often) they put the game in a location with a bench. 🙂 My son was pretty good at the game too, and was the high scorer periodically. When he was a lot younger, he had fun on the first floor with the Jambo! Safari game. Actually, I could do OK on that one too. It was pretty simple and entertaining.
What attraction I will miss the most
The attraction that I will miss most is Pirates of Caribbean: Battle for Buccaneer Gold. It was a virtual pirate ship that would sail across the seven seas for you to get treasure and battle sea monsters. With just the three of us, we usually had a big high score. My husband was great at steering the ship, and my son and I moved around like crazy shooting the cannons. It was so much fun! These words by the pirate ghost will always be remembered, “If you sink a ship, you’ll get their gold. And remember, dead men tell no tales!”
Also, a fun spot was the classic games section up on one of the top floors. I liked playing games like Centipede, and my husband liked Pac-Man. Oh, and the bowling and carnival-themed shooting games. Those were fun. My son and husband enjoyed the basketball shooting game.
What will take DisneyQuest’s place
After DisneyQuest closes, The NBA Experience will be moving in. According to Disney, it is a one-of-a-kind basketball-themed experience that will feature hands-on activities that put guests of all ages right in the middle of NBA game action. There will be immersive NBA video productions and numerous interactive experiences, as well as a restaurant and a retail store. Read more at dis411.net for info on The NBA Experience. It sounds like it will be nice, and we will enjoy checking it out.
Goodbye, DisneyQuest! We are very sad to see you go. But, we are so happy to have had so many hours of entertainment. Thanks for the wonderful memories. You will be missed!
Thanks for reading and let me know if you are going to miss DisneyQuest too. 🙂