DisneyQuest gets a life extension at Disney Springs

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Since 1998, DisneyQuest has provided five-levels of video and virtual game fun for its guests. The attraction was to be one of a large chain of Disney themed entertainment centers built in major cities around the world. That trend never materialized real profitability for Disney.

The big blue box in the Westside district of Disney Springs has been the subject of many rumors over the years. For now, it will continue to operate as DisneyQuest into 2017. That’s the message sent to employees by Disney management. The facility is expected to remain in normal operation until further notice.

I hope that means Disney will consider upgrading some of the virtual reality experiences to match new technologies. Considering the VR experiences you can get these days, DisneyQuest is really behind the times.

The location had been announced as the future home of an NBA themed attraction by both Disney and the NBA. The latest announcement from Disney seems to confirm rumors of the end of that idea.

Other rumors for the space has been to turn it into an arena capable of holding various Feld Entertainment shows (like Disney on Ice or Marvel Live). It could be gutted and turned into a Broadway style theater for workshopping new Disney shows an touring productions (my wish). Lately some have talked about converting it into Disney themed escape rooms. Not a bad idea, I wonder if Disney has considered it.

What would you put in the DisneyQuest space if it were to close permanently?

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3 thoughts on “DisneyQuest gets a life extension at Disney Springs

  1. Joel

    Update it and keep it. We love it. Love the Pirates of the Caribbean, pinball, classic arcade, animation class. It’s a must visit every trip for us.

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  2. Daniel

    This place is the WORST. It should have been closed 10-12 years ago. Save your money and go to a janky arcade in a run-down mall while you’re home and you’ll get the same experience. It’s really a knock on the Disney brand…the state they’ve let it get to is embarassing.

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  3. Sandy T

    We inquired about DQuest vouchers supposedly being eliminated from MYW packages,and received a wonderful call from Guest Relations informing us DQ would in fact be includeded in our May’17 trip. I agree it should be updated with some new games but when it’s included in your package, it’s a great way to schedule a day of fun, shopping and dining Disney Springs. Our kids loved it and can’t wait to g o back.

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