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Old 05-09-2016, 03:14 PM   #1
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Question any real news on DisneyQuest?

My family & I love DQ, and since we're locals, we use it fairly often, on those really hot or stormy days when we just don't want to stay home. We've heard that DQ is now closing in 2017, but none of the pass options discuss it at all. I'll be calling Disney soon to discuss our annual pass options, but was wondering if any of you wonderful people had heard anything.

FWIW, I've been emailing Disney for a while to try to keep at least part of DQ (and One Man's Dream, for that matter!) available to guests. Wouldn't it be awesome--if they MUST close it--if they'd put Buzz Lightyear's Astro Blasters and the Pirates of the Caribbean Battle for Buccaneer Gold someplace else in Disney Springs? Maybe in the same building as One Man's Dream! (Okay, I'm wishing!)
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I thought it was supposed to close sometime in July, but I have never paid much attention, since I have never gone there (except to pick something up for work). I thought the NBA experience or something was supposed to go in there? Maybe they are waiting for that to finalize before they close down DQ (and have to relocate workers).
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NBA experience deal fell through.

No official word on when. It will close. Hours are shorter, for now.
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I would love to know when it is closing also. My kids love going there. We will be at Disney this year in December. I usually pre purchase tickets but I am unsure what to do this year.
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I would love to know when it is closing also. My kids love going there. We will be at Disney this year in December. I usually pre purchase tickets but I am unsure what to do this year.
Since there is no discount for prepurchase of DQ tickets, I'd just plan a visit during your trip and then a back-up in case it closes before then, and buy the tickets at the door.
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I thought DQ had already closed. We have the WP and more option on our tickets for this summer. That used to include Disney Quest but I don't think it was listed. Does anyone know if WP & more option can be used for DQ?
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I thought DQ had already closed. We have the WP and more option on our tickets for this summer. That used to include Disney Quest but I don't think it was listed. Does anyone know if WP & more option can be used for DQ?
I'm not 100% positive but I think that Disney removed it as an option last year when it was originally announced that it was closing and I'm not seeing it mentioned as a WP&more option anywhere so I don't think they'll let you use it.
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I'm not 100% positive but I think that Disney removed it as an option last year when it was originally announced that it was closing and I'm not seeing it mentioned as a WP&more option anywhere so I don't think they'll let you use it.
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I just wanted to update on Disney Quest. We were in Disney the last week of July.

Disney Quest was still open. It opened at noon each day. It was also included in the Water Parks and More Option.

We've never been before. We loved it and it was a nice break from the sun!
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Hope they keep some aspects of it.
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I'm glad it's still open. As a family, we Disney Quest!
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