So my friends came into town for the weekend but planned to only stay until dinner. So they had a total of about ten hours to hang out with us and they wanted to do something fun in the Orlando area. Now ten hours really isn’t enough to get in the car and get to the Disney theme park, since a theme park takes a full day and they wanted to take us out to eat. So we decided we would head over to one of my favorite places, Disney Quest.
Disney Quest is a five story arcade with a bunch of awesome rides that get the whole family involved. This isn’t the kind of arcade where you walk up to a machine and start playing pong… which they probably have here. But my point is that the place is absolutely filled with interactive games. Unlike the Disney theme parks where you get on a ride and experience a world that they imagined, you get to actually interact with a world they created.
For instance, my favorite ride at Disney Quest is the Pirates of the Caribbean, Battle for Buccaneer Gold experience they have. You get 3D glasses and then you are ushered into a room with a screen that circles the entire room. In the center of the room is a ship that actually rocks back and forth when you walk across it. Around the edges of the boat or ship are cannons. You have a navigator that pilots and six gunners to fend off other pirates. Then you navigate around the ocean and capture gold from all kinds of boats, fortresses and hidden islands. It’s all great fun, and the best part is you have to work as a team to get a high score.
There are a variety of other great games at Disney Quest, from dinosaurs to flying carpets, aliens to making your own roller coaster, even racing nine other guests on the Daytona speedway! Disney Quest is a great experience, and it takes only about a half a day to complete… although staying for the whole day is just as fun! My guests loved it, and we all had a good time together.