Disney Quest to close in July 2017

Spike-in-Berlin

Well-Known Member
Very sad news. Although they never ever used Disney Quest to full extent, it could have been SO much better, it was still a nice addition to the resort roster and something to do when you had REALLY very bad weather. It was also an interesting concept, an indoor-themepark, again never really exploited to full extent. I will miss it. What hurts most however, is the fact that it is replaced by an attraction I couldn't care less about as basketball is to me as much interesting as cricket and camel racing, but of course I know that a lot of people think different.
 

dodgr98

Active Member
In the Parks
No
When we were this past October, we were at DTD/Disney Springs and my two sons wanted to check it out (included in our ticket package). It was 9:05 PM and they had closed at 9:00 PM. They were bummed, having never been there before.
 

worldfanatic

Well-Known Member
This is a solid move considering what Disneyquest became (or more honestly, what it wasn't allowed to become).

MLS would even be better and draw an international crowd.

Ummmmmmm no.
While soccer/fútbol is more popular around the World, the MLS is far from respected anywhere but here, and not even here by many.

I can only imagine my English & Scottish friend's reaction (who love Lebron, Kobe & the NBA) if they encountered an MLS themed restaurant/attraction in Disney Springs. It would be utter laughter.

Anyway, NBA? Meh. Now, if they had cut a deal with the WWE... Oh man oh man I'd be on that like white on rice!

OMG!!!!
Maybe the MLS wasn't as bad an idea as I thought.

 

BrianV

Well-Known Member
This is a solid move considering what Disneyquest became (or more honestly, what it wasn't allowed to become).



Ummmmmmm no.
While soccer/fútbol is more popular around the World, the MLS is far from respected anywhere but here, and not even here by many.

I can only imagine my English & Scottish friend's reaction (who love Lebron, Kobe & the NBA) if they encountered an MLS themed restaurant/attraction in Disney Springs. It would be utter laughter.



OMG!!!!
Maybe the MLS wasn't as bad an idea as I thought.


My appologies. I don't know what the TLA (three letter acronym) for soccer is around the world. I used MLS as short hand because they all mean the same to me. (Kick the ball...run and get it...kick it some more...repeat...never ever ever see a goal unless it is a ridiculous shootout)

Instead, an [insert acronym for international soccer league] themed area would be better than NBA.
 

Ignohippo

Well-Known Member
This stinks. DisneyQuest needed a serious overhaul but it was unique and an attraction.

I'm sure the NBA bar will appeal to quite a few people, but it does nothing for me. I've been incredibly disappointed with the new offerings of Disney Springs, so at least they finally have something new with some name recognition.

It's a shame the Florida Mall can get things like Crayola, American Girl, M&Ms, etc. yet the Disney Springs lineup, so far, completely lacks any kind of punch (besides the Disney offerings that were already there).

So far, compared to CityWalk and other places, the new additions to Disney Springs have been incredibly generic. Unfortunately, I don't consider the NBA thing to be a huge draw either.
 
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SosoDude

Well-Known Member
I hate to hear this about DQ. In 2009 I was a newbie to Disney World. Our first day in Orlando we went to Down Town Disney. My wife and daughter went shopping and I went to Disney Quest. My first "Disney World" experience was the DQ elevator with Genie from Aladin. I got to admit that I will miss DQ.
 

Prince-1

Well-Known Member
This stinks. DisneyQuest needed a serious overhaul but it was unique and an attraction.

I'm sure the NBA bar will appeal to quite a few people, but it does nothing for me. I've been incredibly disappointed with the new offerings of Disney Springs, so at least they finally have something new with some name recognition.

It's a shame the Florida Mall can get things like Crayola, American Girl, M&Ms, etc. yet the Disney Springs lineup, so far, completely lacks any kind of punch (besides the Disney offerings that were already there).

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epcot2004

Active Member
Sad, sad, sad. At least I have my oversized DQ mug (from when the DQ store actually had DQ related merchandise) and a pin from Chicago. The mug was never used and went in to permanent collectable retirement as a pencil cup because I was so afraid I would drop it or it would crack in the dishwasher. So much untapped and unfulfilled potential.
 

Ignohippo

Well-Known Member


Yes, really. Those are unique and exciting offerings with big name recognition. You know, the types of things tourists enjoy?

Maybe you'd rather have Art Of Shaving, Havianas Shoes, Sanuk Shoes, Chapel Hats, Apex sunglasses, and Sound Lion, but those are pretty boring. They'd be fine (and obviously you need a wide variety of shops) if there were also some new things with some excitement, but so far, the new additions are pretty boring.
 

lindylou61

New Member
I agree an update would have been better - I am not into sports and from the UK not big on NBA or sport at all for that matter, with all the great changes to Downtown this seems such a strange choice - that part of West Side has had some very random things going on over the last few years hope this is not a big mistake and La Nouba is fab but we have been twice and would not go again now - needs something new.
 

Prince-1

Well-Known Member
Yes, really. Those are unique and exciting offerings with big name recognition. You know, the types of things tourists enjoy?

Maybe you'd rather have Art Of Shaving, Havianas Shoes, Sanuk Shoes, Chapel Hats, Apex sunglasses, and Sound Lion, but those are pretty boring. They'd be fine (and obviously you need a wide variety of shops) if there were also some new things with some excitement, but so far, the new additions are pretty boring.

I would rather not have any of those or in fact any shops that you can find at every generic mall in the US but I'm not sure if American Girl or Crayola could ever be considered exciting....by anyone!!

M&M's would be a maybe but only if they were giving out free samples.....
 

Est1971

Member
Does anyone know if Premium Passholder prices will drop? Lol, but seriously though? First they take away our 20% discount, lower the disco on mini golf and boat rentals and now DQ totally taken away?! I'm getting tired of paying more every year to get less with the Premium AP... What is the point of Premium anymore?! Water parks that are always packed in the summer and spring?
 

BransonJ

Well-Known Member
I am actually stoked about this. Disney Quest has been run down for quite some time. A complete overhaul to update it with modern technology would of been nice but this will bring a unique experience to tourist as well. I am a huge NBA fan so can't wait to see what they do with the place.
 

MacRtst

Active Member
Well I have never been to DQ and Def won't go to this place. I loath basketball. (most likely b/c I am terrible at it) Just not a fan of overpriced overhyped and OVERPAID sports teams in general.
On the lighter side, I think this will do great here. I know there are a lot of people that actually do enjoy this. And I think this will be an excellent family venue. I just wish it was more "Disney" This would make an excellent place to have Broadway style shows. Like lion king, Marry Poppins etc.
 

jt04

Well-Known Member
Someone posted a pic of the converted chicago Disney Quest and hoping this is on the same level. The west side of DS really is going to be amazing.
 

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