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2000: Pirates of the Caribbean – Battle for Buccaneer Gold Attraction (DisneyQuest)

Editor’s Note: This post is part 30 in a forty-part blog series in celebration of Walt Disney World Resort’s upcoming 40th Anniversary.   Please welcome to The Window Seat Carrie Burrows, Walt Disney World Moms Panel Guest Author.

In 2000, a virtual adventure dubbed Pirates of the Caribbean – Battle for Buccaneer Gold began making waves at DisneyQuest, the first indoor, interactive theme park. Located within Downtown Disney’s West Side, learn about the experiences and attractions at this one-of-a kind gaming experience.

What do you get when you fill a 100,000 square-foot, five-story building with lights, lasers, games, action and all the latest technology?  You get fun for the whole family where you can play, eat and have hours of entertainment challenging each other for high scores!

Welcome to DisneyQuest! This is truly a one-of-a-kind indoor interactive theme park!  When you enter DisneyQuest, be ready for five floors of 3D experiences, virtual reality and cutting edge technology, all inspired by the magic of Disney innovation and imagination.
Located in Downtown Disney’s West Side next to Cirque du Soleil La Nouba and across from the iconic House of Blues, you can’t miss this indoor theme park and all that it has to offer.

When we say there is something for everyone in your family, we mean it.  DisneyQuest has four distinctive areas that will attract and satisfy everyone’s taste for entertainment and fun!

Explore Zone: Virtual Jungle Cruise, Aladdin’s Magic Carpet Ride & Pirates of the Caribbean – Battle for Buccaneer Gold are a few of the adventures you will be transported to when you step up to experience your inner explorer’s curiosity in this zone!

Score Zone: Ride, explore and move between adventures that will stimulate your senses and satisfy your desire for adventure: Invasion! An alien encounter, Ride the Comix and the Mighty Ducks Pinball Slam.

Create Zone: Tap into your creativity at the Living Easels or at Sid’s Create a Toy.  Find out what it’s like to create the magic that built Disney by becoming a Disney animator at the Animation Academy or sing your heart out and make your own CD at the Radio Disney SongMaker

Replay Zone: This area is perfect for your “little gamers” (2-7-year-olds).  Here they will have a blast and burn off lots of energy at the Dance Zone or Kid Quest.  You can even laugh at the thought of your young ones going retro with classic games and rides including Buzz Lightyear’s Astroblasters bumper car race.

With all the fun and excitement you’ll have, there is no doubt that you will want to satisfy your hunger too.  Well, not to worry –  DisneyQuest is complete with its own food court located right inside!  Pizza, sandwiches, salads and other counter-style food can be found within the walls of DisneyQuest. Don’t forget after a great meal, there has to be room saved for dessert, and there are some delectable desserts to choose from.

You can spend an entire day at DisneyQuest, or choose to play here and then head out to explore more of what Walt Disney World Resort has to offer.  Pick yourself up a “play all day pass” and you’ll you be able to come and go as you please. Remember, with a variety of dining options located inside, you can very easily enjoy the entire day at DisneyQuest without having to leave!


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