This is it, folks: Our DisneyQuest saga ends here. This image from WDW News Today shows proof of the demise of the once-
great acceptable arcade. By the time this article is published, they’ll probably be halfway to completing “The NBA Experience”. From this point forward, not a single soul will be able to blast astros, build their own virtual roller coaster, or try to figure out whether the roller paddle things actually work on that time travel river rafting ride thing.
DisneyQuest had so much potential, but instead we’re sitting here questioning whether to mourn. Do the rides just look crummy in retrospect, or were they ever impressive? Would it have been a worthwhile investment for Disney to have kept up with maintenance and updates, or is it better in the end that they let it go? Chuck E. Cheese still exists, and Dave & Busters offers a more adult-oriented version of the same style of venue. There’s enough call for these businesses to remain open, so what was DisneyQuest missing?
Could Disney have saved the arcade? Should they have? Let us know what you think in the comments!