Today was the day when I realized we were just not going to be able to do everything we had planned to on this trip. We’ve been pushing ourselves past our limits up until this point hoping to achieve all our goals. We have walked miles and miles daily. We have blisters, and sniffles, sore feet and sun burns. We have woken up early and stayed up late at night just so we could eat dinner while watching fireworks. However, the thing about Disney World is that we could stay here for a whole year and still not be able to see all it has to offer.
One thing we did get to do, which actually wasn’t on our list was Disney Quest. Since we added the Water Park Fun and More option to our tickets we were able to check out the Disney Quest. We were so focused on the “Water Park” part of it, that we really didn’t look into the other parts to it.
I think Disney Quest is probably one of the most misunderstood and under estimated part of Walt Disney World! I myself had always thought the ticket just covered the entry fee to the virtual park. I had it in my head that once we got through the gate we would then have to dole out tons of money for tokens just to play a game or two. Boy, was I ever wrong! I was more than pleasantly surprised at all the “Free Play”s blinking on the numerous game screens. Being gamers, Daddy and I of course spawned three little gamers in training who ran from game to game shooting dinosaurs and racing motorcycles!
Since this was a Disney arcade, the games were not your average games. Disney does things on a whole other level. Disney’s big or go home attitude was evident in Disney Quest. The first game we played was a river rafting ride. The Little Professor and the Princess ran ahead to the ride and were informed that an adult had to accompany them on the ride due to it’s extreme nature. We climbed into a raft that was on the floor. The water inflated around us and we were off. I was posed to get nice photos of the ride but quickly realized it was more important to hold on instead! We were tossed and turned as we went down the rapids and eventually fell down the falls.
Even the Milk Monkey had fun riding various virtual rides of race cars and fire engines. I myself, left our group in search of Cyberspace Mountain. With the help of Bill Nye, I created my own personal roller coaster with the scariness of 3 out of 5 riders would not ride it. It was Roller Coaster Tycoon on a whole new level.
Excited I waited to test it out only to be terribly disappointed. Yawn! I was determined to get a 5 out of 5 and went back to the drawing board. The second time around I managed a 4 and after talking to a cast member I was told that in order to have a 5 I had to use only red buttons and I had to have them in the right order. Two times was more than enough for me. My attention span isn’t long enough to try for a third and even if I had managed to reach a 5, I knew it would never be as good as the real thing. I was definitely unimpressed!! Thankfully I was more than impressed with the rest of Disney Quest!! It’s definitely a place we’ll make more time for on our next visit!!