DisneyQuest is one place I've always wanted to go to when I've been down in Florida, but it was just so unnecessarily expensive that we never got a chance. Now that I'm going down to live in FL and get a cast member discount, DisneyQuest is at the top of my list of things to do. I'm sure I'm not alone in never experiencing DQ so I thought I'd make a blog about it-- hopefully we can all get a group to go together and have some fun!
According to the official Disney Web page, "Create your own adventures in this one-of-a-kind indoor interactive Theme Park bursting with games that give "state-of-the-art" new meaning. Discover five floors exploding with cutting-edge technology, virtual reality and 3-D experiences — all fueled by Disney innovation and imagination. The entry portal, Ventureport, leads to four different zones: the Explore Zone, a virtual Adventureland; the Score Zone, for superhero quests; the Create Zone, for artistic endeavors; and the Replay Zone for nostalgic fun. Anyway you cut it, you're in the Zone at DisneyQuest!" DQ is entirely contained in a large, five-story building. You might call it the video arcade/virtual theme park/entertainment center of the future, or you might just call it fun!
Explore Zone is home to Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for Buccaneer Gold, a virtual reality attraction that allows you to be a pirate in search of treasure on the high seas, Aladdin's Magic Carpet Ride, where your job is to explore through Agrabah to release the Genie who is trapped in the cave of wonders, Virtual Jungle Cruise, where during your river raft journey you experience some pretty heavy rapids, going over some waterfalls, through caves, and much more, and Treasure of the Incas, where you maneuver your remote-controlled truck around the maze in an effort to find Inca treasure.
Score Zone has attractions and games such as Mighty Ducks Pinball Slam, a game in which you control your representation in a pinball game, Daytona U.S.A, a Sega driving game that was formerly located in Innoventions at Epcot, Ride the Comix, a virtual reality attraction that gives you the ability to immerse yourself in a comic book world, and Invasion! An Extraterrorestrial Encounter, an attraction where you attempt to rescue as many colonists as possible and neutralize as many aliens as you can.
Another zone is the Create Zone which is probably the one I'm most excited about. Radio Disney Song-maker allows you to create an original song, purchase it, and even select the artwork for the cd cover. CyberSpace Mountain is where you can create your own roller coaster and once finished, you step up to a pitch and roll simulator, where you ride the roller coaster you just made. Animation Academy given instruction in how to draw like a Disney animator and once finished, you can take home your masterpiece. This last one is probably the coolest of all,Sid's Create a Toy. Here you can pick up various pieces to create your own doll and when you are finished, you can buy the toy you just made. Magic Mirror takes your picture and gives you tools to alter and distort your face. Living Easels is like a computer finger painting and at the end you can also buy it to take home with you.
Replay Zone isn't as jam packed as the other zones, but is home to Buzz Lightyear's AstroBlaster, modified bumper cars where you can shoot asteroids at other cars. There is also an arcade with classic free-play machines, such as Skeeball and Whack A Alien.
I hope you learned a little bit about DisneyQuest... I didn't know ANYTHING about it before I researched it, but now that I know what I'm missing, I really want to check it out!
Have a Magical Day!