Friday night we took advantage of our premium annual passes and decided to check out Disney Quest, located at Downtown Disney West Side.
Disney Quest offers five floors of interactive adventures, and we will briefly go through each of the floors and describe what each offers. Ben was amazed that they have the same turnstiles to enter as he sees in the parks….lol
Floor 1 offers the Virtual Jungle Cruise, Pirates of the Caribbean Battle for Buccaneer Gold, and the Disney Quest Emporium. Both kids decided to ride the Virtual Jungle Cruise: you enter an inflatable boat and are given oars to steer the boat through the course. We felt it was an okay experience, but they seemed to have trouble navigating the boat with the oars so the virtual experience was not as good as it could have been. We all went on the Pirates attraction, and give it two thumbs up! An excellent experience and worth the 30 minute wait time. The Disney Quest Emporium offers various Disney souvenirs for purchase.
Floor 2 offers the Radio Disney SongMaker, Animation Academy, Living Easels, Sid’s Create-A-Toy, Aladdin’s Magic Carpet Ride and CyberSpace Mountain. We did Aladdin’s Magic Carpet Ride, which was fun but not something we’ll feel the urge to do everytime, and CyberSpace Mountain, which is Ben’s dream come true 🙂 You can design and then ride your own roller coaster. This was awesome and we’re sure a must-do every time we visit.
Floor 3 features the Underground Arcade, Mighty Ducks Pinball Slam, Race Zone, Classic Games and Buzz Lightyear’s AstroBlaster. This floor offers a lot of video games that you will find in a typical arcade. Mighty Ducks Pinball Slam puts you in control of your ball, and you use your body to navigate it on the screen–you definitely get your exercise from this game. Buzz Lightyear’s AstroBlaster is a bumper cars style attraction; you can choose to be a driver or a gunner, and try to spin your opponent’s car by firing cannons at them.
Floor 4 offers the Sports Arena Arcade, Ride the Comix and a Kid’s Area for children ages 2 to 7. We just briefly walked through this floor and didn’t participate in the attractions.
Floor 5 offers Invasion! An ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter, Ride the Comix, Classic Games and Food Quest. We did not travel up to this floor yet.
Let’s say you’re planning a Disney vacation and trying to determine its value: is it worth the $43 admission price per person? If you are an individual who really enjoys gaming, and who can devote a good portion of one day to staying at Disney Quest, then yes, we feel it is worth the price of admission. For a Florida resident, it definitely is worth the extra $10.65 you will pay more monthly to obtain a premium annual pass (as opposed to the standard annual pass); which allows you free entry to not only Disney Quest but also the water parks, golf course and ESPN’s Wide World of Sports.