I want to be able to try many of the things that Disney World has to offer, and one of the ones I hadn’t done until recently was visit Disney Quest in Downtown Disney. I hadn’t heard much about it so I wasn’t sure what to expect, and the things I had heard were pretty mixed. Still, it sounded like an interesting concept and since my husband is a video game lover, I thought it might be something fun for us to try together!
Before I get into the details, I will say that we loved Disney Quest! We had a ton of fun spending an afternoon here. We had gotten the “water parks fun and more” option for our tickets since we were planning to do a waterpark, and this was included. We probably spent about 4 hours here so even if it hadn’t been, I think it would’ve been worth the money. Especially if you’ve got a half day on your arrival/departure day or for some other reason. Here’s what we loved most about Disney Quest:
We adored Wreck-It Ralph, and getting to play Fix-it Felix, while a simple game, was a blast! My husband loves old school style video games and this fit the bill. He dominated the high scores and I kept getting Felix killed by the bricks falling on his head. We spent way more time here than I would have thought. It’s a simple but addicting little game.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for Buccaneer Gold
This may have been my favorite. You get your own private room with a group, up to I think 5 people. You are literally on part of a pirate ship, and there are screens all around the room that project the water and other ships. There is a wheel so someone can be captain and steer, as well as cannons all around for engaging the other ships in battle. You are physically moving around and it just felt so immersive and fun. Because there were only two of us, we had the ship on autopilot and hubby and I ran around firing the different cannons.
Radio Disney Song Maker
Okay, it might sound lame, but this was one of the funniest things. I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time! They have these little booths where you could go in and “write” your own song. Basically it gave you some choices of lyrics and then it puts everything together into a song. It also records your voice for part of the song. Once our song came together we were honestly laughing so hard we were crying. You can also choose what genre of music, so we had a country song going. You could buy your song as well, but believe me, it wasn’t something I would want to be listening to very often!
This ride/attraction is basically in two parts. In the first half, you design your roller coaster: so of course we had to put in every crazy and intense thing we could find! In the second half you actually go in a simulator and ride it. And they do a really good job on the simulation, it was definitely very intense like a roller coaster! It was a ton of fun, and I may have gotten suckered into buying the DVD of us on it – it was just funny and on one of our very first dates my husband and I went to an amusement park together where we bought a DVD of us on a roller coaster, so it had sentimental value too.
This is very similar to the drawing class at Hollywood Studios, but you have electronic screens instead of paper and pencil. That means you can erase too. It was fun as always, since I love the drawing class, but I prefer the paper – it just looks nicer than the screen, plus you have something to take home with you!
These were just our favorites, but at Disney Quest you can also find a virtual Jungle Cruise, Aladdin’s Magic Carpets, Sid’s Create-a-Toy, Buzz Lightyear’s Astroblaster, Mighty Ducks Pinball Slam, and more, including a whole ton of classic games. It definitely made for a fun filled afternoon!
Check out the other items on my Disney Bucket List too: