Disney Quest in Chicago to close its doors after two years

Posted Sunday, July 8, 2001 7:24 AM | Contributed by Chitown

Mickey and his pals are packing their bags and leaving the Windy City in September, closing Disney Quest. The "super" arcade opened two years ago.

Get the story from The Chicago Tribune.

Sunday, July 8, 2001 7:28 AM
SNIFF...
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Sunday, July 8, 2001 8:22 AM
Not to be rude to any one in Chicago (chitown)
but why can't they seem to keep their entertainment area? riverside, then this?

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Sunday, July 8, 2001 9:27 AM
Lol and they just did a show about it too....
Place looked cool, I would miss it if I lived there.

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Sunday, July 8, 2001 9:48 AM
"Last fall, it lowered the price of an adult admission to $26 from $34"

Sorry - "a souped-up video arcade" is not worth $34. Disney needs to get a clue. I went to Disney Quest for free a couple of years ago and I was bored after about thirty minutes. If I had shelled out $34 I would have felt seriously ripped-off.
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Sunday, July 8, 2001 10:40 AM
I didn't know that Disney had a park in the "Windy City."

Bye Mickey!

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Sunday, July 8, 2001 11:50 AM
I live in Chicago, and I don't miss DisneyQuest. I went there once, and was not impressed a bit. I'd rather go to Dave & Buster's and have more of a party vibe. And, since when can Chicago not keep an entertainment area? Hello? Has anyone heard of Navy Pier, for one. It used to be a shipping dock in downtown, now its a huge entertainment complex, and it features a lot of interesting area, like an IMAX theater, a mall, a performance theater, and a convention hall. Two seperate areas over 30 years apart from each other closing makes Chicago "unable to operate entertainment areas"? Chicago is the third largest city in the U.S., and we know how to have fun. DisneyQuest got old, and Riverview just had an unfortunate series of events that led to its closing. And we got Great America less than 10 years later to fill the void Riverview left. Pretty good deal, IMO. And one last thing, GO CUBS!!

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Sunday, July 8, 2001 1:11 PM
i heard mickys gonna be fired after this ones done

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Sunday, July 8, 2001 4:35 PM
I also live in Chicago. I also do not miss DisneyQuest because we have Gameworks, located in Schaumberg,IL. They have a virtual coaster like DisneyQuest which is just as good and every arcade game you can think of. And one mor thing, GO SOX!


Zach
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Sunday, July 8, 2001 4:52 PM
I *used* to live in chicago and while I really *did* want to visit DQ, Chi-town peeps are at no loss for virtual entertainment. Hollywood's, the Barnyard, D&B's the ESPN Zone and I think they still have the 'Battletech' place up in River North.

oh and one more thing...GO BEARS!
lata,
jeremy
--who lived on the south-side but has always been a CUBS FAN
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Sunday, July 8, 2001 6:31 PM
I went there for free and thought it was very boring. *** This post was edited by mamba on 7/8/2001. ***
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Monday, July 9, 2001 4:32 AM
I went to Chicago last year and didn't even know the place existed.

More proof we want real coasters.

No simulators or adventure rides.

And here the dude on that recent MSNBC report said those coasters (simulators) are better than the real thing. Yeah, right, LOL. You can ride those simulators in shopping malls.
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Monday, July 9, 2001 4:52 PM
I live in Chicago too, I actully never heard of the place. They never did any advertising that I have seen. No wonder its closing.
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Saturday, July 14, 2001 5:39 AM
What a mess!
I am a German student who is going to visit Chicago this October. My task in the windy city was and actually still is to take a look at DisneyQuest and it's progress. Now the closing comes not as a suprise, but just too early to get an impression of what the place is like.
I have to switch my amusement topic to another direction. Maybe Navy Pier or Great America.
Anybody got a clue whom to contact if I wanted to talk about the past and the future of the DQ-location?
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Sunday, July 15, 2001 11:44 PM
Yeah, continue to contact the Disney company. They will continue to keep the Orlando Disney Quest open.

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