When Does Disney Quest Close?

When Does Disney Quest Close
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What became of DisneyQuest?

DisneyQuest debuted for the first time on June 19, 1998, as part of a significant expansion of the Downtown Disney entertainment district (now Disney Springs) in Downtown Disney West Side, and was meant to be the first of a broader network of comparable facilities.

  1. On June 16, 1999, the first DisneyQuest outside of a resort opened in Chicago, with plans for more locations worldwide.
  2. The Chicago branch was in the North Bridge development, where ESPN Zone, another Disney Regional brand, debuted about one month later.
  3. On December 9, 1998, Disney Regional announced Philadelphia as its new site as a tenant of the Pavilion at Market East project created by Goldenberg Group in the former Gimbels Department Store building.

The Chicago facility ceased operations permanently on September 4, 2001, after two years and three months of operation, due to poor visitor numbers and larger difficulties. Although the site was generating revenue, it was insufficient for Disney. Following the collapse of DisneyQuest Chicago, the DisneyQuest project was terminated.

A construction project that had begun in Philadelphia was abandoned, leaving a massive hole in its place for several years; the hole has subsequently been filled in, and the area has since been converted into a parking lot. A DisneyQuest attraction was never built at the Disneyland Resort in California.

Disney announced plans to build a second facility in downtown Toronto, however the project was scrapped. Disney Regional Entertainment handed over responsibility of the surviving location to Walt Disney World operations following the closing of the Chicago branch.

  1. Disney authorities stated on June 30, 2015 that the Walt Disney World facility would close in 2016 as part of the ongoing transformation of Downtown Disney into Disney Springs.
  2. A representative for the labor unions that represent Disney employees at DisneyQuest claimed that displaced workers will be reassigned to other roles.
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The site was planned to be converted into a new NBA-themed attraction when the NBA departed its old location at Universal CityWalk. Disney authorities declared in November 2016 that DisneyQuest will continue open for the remainder of 2016 and into 2017 with no specific closing date.

  1. They said that they have no new information on the status of the NBA attraction other than the fact that it was still planned for the site.
  2. The Disney Parks stated on January 30, 2017 that DisneyQuest would close after July 2, 2017 so that construction on the NBA Experience attraction could commence.

On July 2, 2017, DisneyQuest ceased operations and was dismantled a few months later. In August of 2019, its successor, the NBA Experience, opens to the public. The theater closed in March 2020 owing to the COVID-19 epidemic, and all guest actors were laid off in October of the same year.

DisneyQuest Doors Closed, Last Guests Leave for Final Time at Disney Springs

DisneyQuest debuted for the first time on June 19, 1998, as part of a significant expansion of the Downtown Disney entertainment district (now Disney Springs) in Downtown Disney West Side, and was meant to be the first of a broader network of comparable facilities.

  1. On June 16, 1999, the first DisneyQuest outside of a resort opened in Chicago, with plans for more locations worldwide.
  2. The Chicago branch was in the North Bridge development, where ESPN Zone, another Disney Regional brand, debuted about one month later.
  3. On December 9, 1998, Disney Regional announced Philadelphia as its new site as a tenant of the Pavilion at Market East project created by Goldenberg Group in the former Gimbels Department Store building.
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The Chicago facility ceased operations permanently on September 4, 2001, after two years and three months of operation, due to poor visitor numbers and larger difficulties. Although the site was generating revenue, it was insufficient for Disney. Following the collapse of DisneyQuest Chicago, the DisneyQuest project was terminated.

A construction project that had begun in Philadelphia was abandoned, leaving a massive hole in its place for several years; the hole has subsequently been filled in, and the area has since been converted into a parking lot. A DisneyQuest attraction was never built at the Disneyland Resort in California.

Disney announced plans to build a second facility in downtown Toronto, however the project was scrapped. Disney Regional Entertainment handed over responsibility of the surviving location to Walt Disney World operations following the closing of the Chicago branch.

Disney authorities stated on June 30, 2015 that the Walt Disney World facility would close in 2016 as part of the ongoing transformation of Downtown Disney into Disney Springs. A representative for the labor unions that represent Disney employees at DisneyQuest claimed that displaced workers will be reassigned to other roles.

The site was planned to be converted into a new NBA-themed attraction when the NBA departed its old location at Universal CityWalk. Disney authorities declared in November 2016 that DisneyQuest will continue open for the remainder of 2016 and into 2017 with no specific closing date.

They said that they have no new information on the status of the NBA attraction other than the fact that it was still planned for the site. The Disney Parks stated on January 30, 2017 that DisneyQuest would close after July 2, 2017 so that construction on the NBA Experience attraction could commence.

On July 2, 2017, DisneyQuest ceased operations and was dismantled a few months later. In August of 2019, its successor, the NBA Experience, opens to the public. The theater closed in March 2020 owing to the COVID-19 epidemic, and all guest actors were laid off in October of the same year.