One thing that our family is looking forward to experiencing on our next trip to Walt Disney World is DisneyQuest at Downtown Disney’s West Side. When our oldest son went to Walt Disney World the first time, he was 5. On the second trip he was 7 and the last trip he was 10. While this past trip would have been the best time for him to experience DisneyQuest, it was not practical for his 2 year old brother, so we did not visit.
The first time I went to DisneyQuest was in 1999. I don’t remember much about it. What I do remember is that any video game junkie would love it! My oldest son is not a video game junkie by any means, but he does enjoy a good video game which is why we think he would like it! If you have a tween or teen age child who does enjoy gaming, I suggest you try to incorporate this into your Disney vacation.
At DisneyQuest, you can participate in some of the Imagineers greatest ideas. You can participate in virtual reality, 3D and classic games from your past. The cost per person is $37-$43 if you don’t have this option added onto your park tickets. It’s opened Sunday- Thursday from 11:30am-10:00pm and Friday & Saturday from 11:30am- 11:00pm. Tickets and operating hours are subject to change without notice.
DisneyQuest is divided into four “zones” located on 5 different floors.
- Explore Zone, a virtual Adventureland where guests are immersed in exotic and ancient locales.
- Score Zone, a superhero competition city where guests can match their gameplaying skills.
- Create Zone, a private “Imagineering” studio for artistic self-expression and invention.
- Replay Zone, a carnival on the moon where guests experience a retrofuturistic spin on classic rides and games.
Some of the attractions you can experience are Pirates of the Caribbean (navigate a pirate ship, fire cannons and race for gold), Virtual Jungle Cruise (ride down a river avoiding obstacles), Might Ducks Pinball Slam (life size pinball game), CyberSpace Mountain (design and ride your own virtual roller coaster), Ride the Comix (battle the villains as you virtually fly), Aladdin’s Magic Carpet Ride (fly your carpet through Agrabah in search of the magic lamp and Genie) and Buzz Lightyear’s Astroblasters (pilot a bumper car and battle the other riders by shooting asteroids).