Disney World – Ride Raves 5: DisneyQuest
Ride Raves – Disney
Part 5: DisneyQuest
Disney’s DisneyQuest is a fairly lesser-known mini ‘theme park’ located in Downtown Disney. It’s right next to Cirque du Soleil and near the (relatively new) hot air balloon ride. It looks pretty small from the outside, but it contains within its windowless walls 5 floors of rides, games, and restaurants. Most of it is based on virtual reality and simulations and there’s something to do for everyone, from younger kids to adults. These are our favorite rides.
The Virtual Jungle Cruise
This is a must-do. Guests board an inflatable raft and navigate a prehistoric river using real raft paddles.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for Buccaneer Gold
A captain steers a ship as up to 6 gunners destroy other ships with cannons, taking their gold.
This is by far the best ride in all of DisneyQuest! Bill Nye the Scie- sorry, the Coaster Guy hosts this simulation. Guests design their own roller coaster, then get to try it out in a simulator. Guests can make it as extreme or as tame as they want- for me, the more barrel rolls, the better!
Buzz Lightyear’s AstroBlaster
Two players ride in bumper cars that pick up and shoot foam cannonballs at other cars- if the car’s target is hit, it will spin out of control for about ten seconds. A lot of fun for all ages!
I’ll be honest- I don’t go on the attractions on floors four and five much. Instead I play the arcade games- such as Dance Dance Revolution (Supernova 2, for anyone wondering), SoulCalibur, Guitar Hero, and of course Pac-Man, Asteroids, and more.