Although I am not going to complain about this rain, I live here and we need it desperately. For our guests to Central Florida, however, it does put a damper on the Disney vacation plans. Fear not! There are some other activities that may not require spending the day in your favorite Mickey poncho.
Fantasy adventures featuring cutting-edge virtual reality technology and classic Disney worlds await guests of all ages when they step inside DisneyQuest, a five-story, indoor interactive theme park that combines Disney’s magic with state-of-the-art immersive technologies at Walt Disney World Resort.
Walt Disney Imagineering, the company’s R&D and theme park design group, has created an entertaining mix of adventures to be enjoyed by the entire family at DisneyQuest.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for Buccaneer Gold takes a crew of four into a 3-D world overflowing with swashbuckling action in a race for the gold.
Virtual Jungle Cruise allows guests to climb aboard a real river raft, grab a paddle and shoot the rapids down a prehistoric river
Cyber Space Mountain is a design-it-yourself virtual roller coaster that can be as tame or as wild as your imagination, with loops, turns and dips delivered by a high-tech motion simulat
Buzz Lightyear’s Astroblasters is an action-packed game where guests pilot a futuristic bumper car and shoot cannonballs at attackers.
Animation Academy introduces aspiring artists to the world of Disney animation by revealing the techniques of drawing favorite Disney characters.
The thrills and adventures of DisneyQuest are delivered in an awe-inspiring 100,000-square-foot purple and aquamarine building, a standout structure within the exciting Downtown Disney West Side dining and entertainment district.
FoodQuest is a quick-service restaurant serving salads, pastas, wraps, burgers and desserts. An on-site retail shop offers a wide variety of DisneyQuest merchandise.DisneyQuest is open daily from 11:30 a.m. until midnight Friday and Saturday, and 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Admission is $40 plus tax and $34 plus tax for guests ages 3-9. All guests age 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult. DisneyQuest is an ideal venue for group events as well. For more information regarding DisneyQuest or group rates, call 407/828-4600, or visit www.disneyquest.com.
Wrapping it up
Although I see the sun peeking its way through the clouds as I write this, keep DisneyQuest open as an option in case you don’t want to spend a rainy Florida day dodging rain drops. It is a great way to have a lot of fun, while still enjoying that Disney magic. And as the saying goes here in Florida, if you don’t like the weather, just wait a while and it will change.