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Disney Quest closing?

Just saw this link - is the NBA moving from Universal's resort side to join Disney?

http://www.insidethemagic.net/headlines/disneyquest-at-walt-disney-world-to-close-to-make-way-for-the-new-nba-experience/

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I've been trying to research this this week, and I'm having trouble. I can find the original announcements from June 2015, but there are some rumors swirling that this may not actually be happening. Has anyone heard anything new about it recently? confused

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I hear nba have backed out

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RobynPrincess wrote:
I hear nba have backed out

Have you seen any sort of news source for that, or is it just rumor? All I've seen so far is rumor, though sometimes with Disney that's all you get.

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Kristen K. wrote:
RobynPrincess wrote:
I hear nba have backed out

Have you seen any sort of news source for that, or is it just rumor? All I've seen so far is rumor, though sometimes with Disney that's all you get.

Afraid rumour is all I got on that one - sorry!

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I can't remember if it was here or on a Facebook page that someone said DisneyQuest was looking empty..... But I haven't heard anything either since it was first announced...

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My brother went to DisneyQuest two days ago. He never mentioned it looking empty

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Maybe they meant people? I've never been in there. I don't know if it would be my thing.

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I found the post, it was on a Facebook group I am a part of, they were talking about the people. Not many guests in there...

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according to the thread on this site, Disney Quest seems to have had a stay of execution till 2017 due to the NBA backing out:

http://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/disney-quest-closing-2017-nba-pulls-out.908378/

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Happy the NBA pulled out, I had no interest in that place. Hope they come up with something better. And also very happy to have another chance at DisneyQuest before it's gone.

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Sounds like it's still rumor, even if it is one everyone agrees with. I don't think that Disney ever officially said Hyperion Warf was a dud either, they don't like to pull attention to failures. It will be interesting to see if something else goes in there or if DisneyQuest maybe gets a bit of a revamp instead. I would kind of like to see it updated instead of something else going in.

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I'm pretty happy about this! We only just discovered the fun of Disney Quest in August and only had about an hour to stroll around. It was a bit disappointing to find out that it would be closing, especially because neither my DH or I are NBA fans (college basketball is a different story for him).
We will definitely be adding a bit more time in our schedule for this in our upcoming trip (assuming the rumors are true!)

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If I'm on my own, I'll pop in there for a couple of hours when I visit Springs...it makes for a nice respite from the sun and the shop there does have a couple of items not seen elsewhere on property.

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Discount Tickets are available for DIsney Quest this month if anyone id down there. This virtual theme park wil close forever on July 2nd!

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/tourism/os-bz-disneyquest-disney-springs-closing-discounts-20170607-story.html