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    Exclamation Disney Quest Closure Date Set for Transformation to The NBA Experience

    The Walt Disney World resort has announced the beginning of the transformation of Disney Quest in the previously announced (but many assumed cancelled due to the delay) NBA Experience:


    Quote Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts

    ... the West Side area will be undergoing changes beginning with the closure of DisneyQuest on July 3, 2017.

    Until July 3, DisneyQuest will continue to offer a great interactive experience for all guests. Disney fans of classic arcade game favorites and virtual worlds featured at the indoor theme park are invited to come out and enjoy the experiences.

    ... The NBA Experience at Walt Disney World Resort will be a one-of-a-kind basketball-themed experience featuring hands-on activities that put guests of all ages right in the middle of NBA game action. There will be immersive NBA video productions and numerous interactive experiences, as well as a restaurant and a retail store.
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    I had no idea it was still even open. I happened to be at Disney Springs last Monday and walked down there. My platinum annual pass did not work but they gave me a comp pass for a day. I'm 57 but we had taken the kids there multiple times the past several years when they were young. I wanted to check it out. It had not been updated for it looked like several years. There were about 5 "pop a shot" baskets, but only one of them was working. I'm not sure how they are even charging for it now. Or who would pay for it. It was great in it's time but it's time to go.
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    Gotta admit, thought this idea was shuttered. Interesting to see they are going ahead with the NBA Experience


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    We are still sad about this in my house. My kids love our local arcade and disney quest was always a treat for them.

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    It was great in its day, we used to love it, but when it started going downhill, nothing was kept up and it got to be a situation where too many of the games didn't work.

    I loved the Retro floor - but the bumper cars that shot balls was great as well as the VR games -

    It will be a good memory for me , I am glad my kids got to experience it too
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    Quote Originally Posted by John View Post
    Gotta admit, thought this idea was shuttered. Interesting to see they are going ahead with the NBA Experience
    Doesn't seem like a great idea to me, but I suppose this will be tied into the extensive NBA coverage that ABC/ESPN has?

    DisneyQuest could have been great, but Disney struggles with anything that requires continual re-investment of money and imagination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mackflava99 View Post
    It was great in its day, we used to love it, but when it started going downhill, nothing was kept up and it got to be a situation where too many of the games didn't work.
    This is how I feel about a lot of WDW these days. So much doesn't work reliably that many guests don't even know what a fully operating attraction looks like.

    You can't disguise it as easily with a video game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tekneek View Post
    Doesn't seem like a great idea to me, but I suppose this will be tied into the extensive NBA coverage that ABC/ESPN has?

    DisneyQuest could have been great, but Disney struggles with anything that requires continual re-investment of money and imagination.
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