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New Year’s Eve? 2013? Planning already!?

Posted in EVERYTHING DISNEY with tags , on March 9, 2013 by disneychronicles

I am really amazed at how far out I have been booking Disney Vacations this year! I think everyone is realizing they MUST do a trip to the happiest place on earth!

I obviously couldn’t agree more! but now as I am not so patiently waiting for MNSSHP and MVMCP tickets to come out I have come across questions for New Years! WOW!

So in the spirit of booking far far in advance I will give you an option for NEW YEARS..that you may have not realized existed!

New Year’s Eve Party at DisneyQuest

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You can spend New Year’s Eve in the parks (all except for Disney’s Animal Kingdom are usually open until midnight or later on December 31) with tens of thousands of your new best friends.

Or instead you and your family can spend it at DisneyQuest at Downtown Disney. There’s food, DJs and characters on hand to help you bring in the New Year.

DisneyQuest features five floors of interactive fun with video games and special rides like CyberSpace Mountain. There’s also a confetti drop at midnight.

Reservations are required,  the 2012 rate was $47 per person. (2013 is not announced yet).

So keep an eye out, tickets do sell out fast!

Have you checked out Disney Quest?

Posted in DISNEY ATTRACTIONS with tags , on September 1, 2012 by disneychronicles

Whether vacationing at Disney or if your locals like us, Disney Quest is a great change of pace from the parks and a great option if the weather turns bad. This does seem to be the case quite often this summer.

It is housed in a five-story, windowless building. Guests enter the first-floor lobby and are transported via a magic elevator to the third floor atrium at the start of their visit.

The five floors of gaming will keep everyone in the family busy for hours as they have many rides, attractions, and varieties of games that everyone can enjoy.  My children are 9 and 7 and there was plenty for them to do!

Myself not being much of a “gamer” feel that I cannot possibly give too much detail on the actual games but I did enjoy the Pirate’s of the Caribbean.  I especially enjoyed that you play this with the whole family.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for Buccaneer Gold: Man a pirate ship and destroy other ships, sea monsters, and fortresses to collect gold. One player captains the ship by steering and controlling the throttle, while up to four gunners control the cannons to destroy other ships.

I also went to the Virtual Jungle Cruise: Paddle an inflatable raft (with real paddles) as you make your way down a prehistoric river, avoiding dinosaurs and occasionally getting sprayed with water. It is based on, Jungle Cruise. This was just….ok.

Animation Academy – Be a Disney animator! An instructor takes you through the process of drawing a Disney character step by step.  This was fun and great for any aspiring artist or not!

On the 4th floor you will find the Wonderland Cafe, which features some absolutely incredible desserts and specialty coffees. You know those huge cupcakes you see throughout some of Disney’s dining venues….yup you can get one here!  I did like it here because you do get to sit back and relax.

On the 5th floor is Food Quest where salads, pizza, sandwiches, and other counter service items are offered.

Regular hours of operation are as follows:
Sunday – Thursday: 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday: 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Visitors under age 10 must be accompanied by a responsible person age 16 or older. Certain games offering prize incentives require purchase of tokens to play. There are not many of these, my boys didn’t even ask to play these with all the other options they had.

Strollers are not allowed but it is handicapped accessible.

There are so many games here, I merely mentioned a few and other attractions that it is worth a visit!

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