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By Pedro "Pap" Hernandez


January 12, 2021  (Originally published August 23, 2011)

Gamer Tuesday: DisneyQuest Indoor Interactive Theme Park

The Disney theme parks are a staple of American pop culture. This isn't without reason thanks to the Disney Company's dedication to bringing innovative and emotionally engaging attractions to tourists from around the world. Some are classic dark rides that tell classic Disney stories; others are elaborate stage shows that bring together talent from all corners of the globe.

Today I will talk about how gaming has been an important part of the Disney theme park experience, but most notably in the place known as DisneyQuest Indoor Interactive Theme Park. With video games being such a popular component of our childhoods it should come as no surprise that Disney Imagineers would try to create a magical video game experience that transports players to its Disney worlds. DisneyQuest is the place where you can find the latest in 3D gaming technology along with the classic arcade games of yesteryear.

DisneyQuest is located at the Downtown Disney Area and is divided into five flours. The floors feature different attractions, some new, other classic games. One of these is 'Aladdin's Magic Carpet Ride.' The flying carpet scenes in Aladdin are some of the most popular thanks to the intensity and magic of the animation. So it's no surprise that when trying to create a simulation game based on Aladdin, the flying carpet scenes were the first to receive virtual treatment.

If players are feeling a little creative, they can participate in CyberSpace Mountain, hosted by none other than Bill Nye the Science Guy. Players can create their own rollercoaster ride with the assistance of the famed scientist and then ride it in a simulator cabinet. If creation isn't a player's forte, and they are more into action gameplay, they can play 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for Buccaneer Gold.' This game is a pirate ship simulator where players must fight off other pirates in order to obtain sacred treasure.

The world of Disney Pixar's Toy Story is no stranger to video game adaptations, whether it's for home consoles or as part of a major Disney theme park attraction (as is the case with 'Toy Story Midway Mania'). DisneyQuest features a Toy Story themed attraction called 'Buzz Lightyear's Astro Blasters' where guests can ride a bumper car spaceship and try to destroy enemies with their blasters.

If guests are still feeling creative after their day of virtual thrills, they can try their hand at animation with 'Animation Academy,' where they can learn how to draw Disney characters step and step. After experiencing Disney animation, guests take go down the wild virtual rivers in 'Virtual Jungle Cruise' as they experience the dinosaur age. This is a 4D attraction, which means guests may get splashed on!

DisneyQuest also features a classic game room for players yearning for gaming's past. The room includes arcade titles such as Pac-Man, TRON, Donkey Kong, Frogger and many, many more.

That is DisneyQuest in a nutshell. If you are a gamer as well as a big Disney fan then it is recommended that you check it out when you are at Disney Downtown. The entrance fee is $36 to $42. Some attractions have height restrictions.

Past Gamer Tuesday

Animated film based games
Aladdin (SEGA)
Alice in Wonderland
Alice's Paint Adventure
Beauty and the Beast Board Game

Beauty and the Beast - two games
Beauty and the Beast: A Board Game Adventure
Beauty and the Beast Computer Game 
A Bug's Life
Cars: The Video Game

Cars Game Reviews
Cinderella's Midnight Dash
Disney Friends
Disney Friends - The Friends of Disney Friends
Finding Nemo Games

Jungle Book, The
Lion King, The
The Little Mermaid
Little Mermaid II: Pinball Frenzy

Tangled, the Video Game
Tigger's Honey Hunt
Toy Story

Live Action film based games
102 Dalmatians: Puppies to the Rescue
Disney's A Christmas Carol
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game
Muppets Cruise Party

My Muppets Show
Prince of Persia
Roger Rabbit

Mickey and Friends
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse HD Remake
Disney Golf
Disney Magicboard Online
Disney Sports Soccer

Disney Super Speedway
Donald Duck
Donald Duck: Goin' Quakers
Epic Mickey
Epic Mickey 2: Power of 2

Goofy's Hysterical History Tour
Lucky Dime Caper, The
Magical Quest Starring Mickey Mouse
Magical Tetris Challenge
Maui Mallard in Cold Shadow

Mickey Mania: The Timeless Adventures of Mickey Mouse
Mickey Mousecapade
Mickey Mouse Magic Wands
Mickey's 123's: The Big Surprise Party
Mickey's Dangerous Chase
Mickey's Great Adventure in Tokyo Disneyland

Mickey's Speedway USA
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Where's My Mickey?

The Kingdom Hearts Retrospective
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Part 9
Part 10

Part 11
Part 12

Fun Finds
Diddy Kong Racing
Rayman 3
Sonic Colors

101  Dalmatians in Kingdom Hearts
2013 recap
Some of the Bravest Disney Characters
Carousel of Gaming Progress
Christmas list
The D Show
Dance Dance Revolution: Disney Grooves

Dance Dance Revolution: Disney Mix
Darkwing Duck: Remastered
Disney DVD games
Disney Fighting Game that was never made
Disney Infinity

Disney Infinity: Frozen
Disney Infinity: Holiday Guide
Disney Infinity: Play Set Wish List
Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life

Disney Princess
Disney Villains Revenge
Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure
Disney's Game and Watch
Disney's Sing It Family Hits

Disney's Th!nk Fast
Easter Egg in Kinect Disneyland Adventure
Epcot's Innoventions
Fantasia: Music Evolved
Future of Star Wars Gaming and LucasArts

Game Guide for 2012
Guilty Party
Hidden Levels of Mickey's Speedway USA
How the Pap saved Christmas
Just Dance Disney Party

Kingdom Hearts III announcement
Kingdom Hearts III Dream Summons Predictions
Kingdom Hearts III prediction
Kingdom Hearts III live action predictions
Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep
Lady and the Tramp appearance
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
Love Scenes in Video Games

Marvel Super Heroes (Arcade Game)
Mickey Mouse games released during Presidential terms
Monsters, Inc. Scream Arena Introduction
Nightmare Before Christmas Appearances
Pico Games

Pop Century's History of Video Games
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Fighting Game from Runaway Brain
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
Steamboat Willie through the years
Summer Games

Tiger Handheld Games
Video Game References found within the parks
Where's My Water?
Wizard of Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road
Wreck-It-Ralph Trailer Analysis
Wreck-It Ralph Trailer Analysis Part 2

Wreck-It Ralph Meet and Greet queue
Wreck-It Ralph's appearance in All-Stars Racing Transformed

Park themed games
Adventures at the Magic Kingdom
Adventures at the Magic Kingdom clarification
Adventure of Tokyo DisneySea
Disneyland Explorer

Disney Fireworks
Disney TokyoSea snack appearance
Finding Fantasyland
Kinect Disneyland Adventures
Magic Kingdom Board Game

Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom
Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom: Tortuga Tavern
Toontown Online
Toy Story Mania!
Walt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing Tour
Walt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing Tour - Looking back after a year

Pap's Picks
E3 Highlights
The Marvel Connection
Top 5 Weird Games
Top Marvel and Disney super hero games

Television Based Games
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command
Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers
Darkwing Duck

DuckTales: Remastered
Goof Troop

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