Disney Quest began as idea that was intended to bring some Disney fun to locations that did not have a Disney Resort nearby. Disney Quest is billed as an “indoor interactive theme park.” Inside the building are several attractions that use virtual reality and 3D technology to enhance the experience. The first Disney Quest opened in Walt Disney World Resorts in 1998.
After that, the plan was to build Disney Quest parks in many major cities. After the one if Chicago did not reel in visitors, it was closed and the plans for the rest were abandoned. The one in Disney World is the only one that remains.
Disney Quest, located in the Disney Springs area, is home to many fun attractions for visitors of all ages. It is a great way to spend an afternoon and get out of the heat for a while. It is also a great choice if it should rain one day during your Disney vacation.
Below is a brief explanation of some of the attractions that you will find at Disney Quest.
Mom and dad will love Replay Zone as it will give them a chance to play some of the classic video games that they probably enjoyed when they were kids. Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Space Invaders, Q-Bert, and Asteroids are just a few of the many retro games that you will find in the Replay Zone.
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Battle for Buccaneer Gold
Did you ever wonder what it would be like to be a pirate and have to fight for the gold that you knew was rightfully yours? Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for Buccaneer Gold allows you to do just that. You will have to fire at the other pirates while still maintaining control of your ship. In the world of pirates, the reward is worth the risks!
Virtual Jungle Cruise
In this exciting 4-D attraction, you will have to avoid obstacles that pop up on the prehistoric waterway that you will be traveling down virtually. See Dinosaurs on the shore while you feverishly work to keep your raft from crashing. Again, this is a 4-D attraction, so don’t be surprised if you get a bit wet!
Buzz Lightyear’s Astroblaster
This is like bumpers cars with a really fun twist. As you command your car, you must also gather ammunition, load it into your weapon and fire at other drivers. Drivers must be at least 51 inches tall.
This is a perfect attraction for those who love to draw – or those who wish they could. See what it would be like to be a real Disney animator. You will work with an instructor who will teach you the basics of drawing animations. Then you will have the chance to create your own work of art. Even if you aren’t artistic, by following the simple step-by-step instructions, you can create your own Disney character drawing.
Mighty Ducks Pinball Slam
If a pinball games with life-sized characters seems too good to be true then you need to check out the Mighty Ducks Pinball Slam. Guests compete against each other to get the highest score. This is a great choice for families that enjoy a little friendly competition. Guests who are shorter than 48 inches may still be able to play, but will need a little help from a staff member.
Ride the Comix
Do you love comic books? Then this is a must-see attraction! You will not just read the comic book, you will become part of the comic book! You will be part of the action as you fight the bad guys. The ability to “fly” is a lot of fun, too!
Aladdin’s Magic Carpet Ride
The Genie is in trouble, so it’s a good thing that you have the magic flying carpet to help you save him! You will get the feeling of flying over a city as you complete your quest.
This is one of the most popular attractions in Disney Quest indoor interactive theme park. You will be able to design your own roller coaster. If you aren’t much for big drops, no problem! You can create any kind of coaster that you want. Choose a low-key kiddie coaster or an over the top, scrunch your eyes closed and scream coaster.
Designing the coaster is fun, but here is the best part: After you are done, you can ride your own coaster in the simulator. You will get all of the sensations that you would experience if you were able to actually ride the coaster that you designed!
Guests must be at least 51” inches tall to ride in the simulator.
There is a fee to enter Disney Quest, but once inside almost all of the attractions are included in the admission price. The only exceptions are attractions where you will be playing for a prize. At many attractions, such as the Animation Academy, you will have the option to purchase a copy of what you create, but this is not required.
The cost may change so it is best to check for current pricing when booking your Walt Disney World Resort vacation.
You may be able to get discount tickets if you visit a couple of hours before closing time. This will still give you a chance to enjoy many of the attractions without having to pay the full price of admission.
There are a few places to grab a bite to eat inside Disney Quest. All are quick service options, but are perfect for having a small meal or snack without having to leave Disney Quest.
The Wonderland Café serves up yummy desserts. You can surf the internet while enjoying your dessert as internet access is provided at each table. This is a good place to recharge in between Disney Quest attractions.
Food Quest serves the basics: burgers, fries and soda.
Pizza, Pasta, Panini
As the name implies, you can get quick Italian favorites here. This is also a good choice if you are trying to eat healthy as they also serve salads.
Disney Quest indoor interactive theme park is a fun way to relax and do a bit of something different. Some find it’s a place to sort of recharge before heading back out to ride the rides and enjoy all of what the various outdoor theme parks at Walt Disney World Resorts have to offer.