Disney Quest to close in Chicago.

Thursday, July 5, 2001 7:36 PM
This was just reported on CBS in Chicago. Mickey Mouse and all of his pals are packing their bags and leaving the Windy City. Disney officials said they arent making the profits they thought they would. The entertainment complex will officialy close its doors in September. Some 200 plus jobs will be eliminated but (and this was news to me) these people can possibly get positions at ESPN ZONE just down the street. YES, Disney owns ESPN ZONE. While this isnt a coaster related topic, Disney was an important entertainment venture in this city and they will be missed. No more virtual reality coaster riding anymore in the windy city.

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Chitowns 6 year old daughter says "Daddy, Dippin Dots are nasty!!" I must say that I agree!!
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Thursday, July 5, 2001 7:44 PM

Wow that's huge news, I thought that place was doing well.
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Army rangers lead the way
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Friday, July 6, 2001 5:09 AM
"Simulation is the wave of the future."

"Interactive experiences are the key."

...And another LBE FEC bites the dust. Eventually, the industry will learn.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.
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Friday, July 6, 2001 6:09 AM
And everytime I go back to Chi I tell my sis, "Let's go to DQ, let's go to DQ" (not Dairy Queen MORONS! :)) But we've never gone. Now I may never get the chance since I wont be back in Chi till Labor Day, and I might not have time then. This blows!
lata,
jeremy
--who thinks DQ 'priced' themselves out of the market
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Friday, July 6, 2001 7:13 AM
Here is an article on the subject. Chitown I would send it over to news section, this story is yours.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/businessnews/article/0,2669,1-0107060163,FF.html

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Army rangers lead the way
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Friday, July 6, 2001 7:21 AM
The story sure doesn't make me want to go there anytime soon. It sounds boring. I can ride real rollercoasters less than 100 miles away from there, I can ride real river rapid rides less than 100 miles away. I can play at a real arcade less than 10 miles away probably. I don't need fancy technology to please me, give me Donkey Kong, Pac Man, Centipede, or Defender and I'd be happy. No big loss here. It's nothing more than a big technology showroom, and thats what the E3 is for.

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Cyclops. 1900 feet of CCI goodness.
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Friday, July 6, 2001 7:27 AM
How many of those could you do in December or January in Chicago. That's what was cool about place you could take a mid winter break without having to go down south.

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Army rangers lead the way
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Friday, July 6, 2001 7:42 AM
I went to DQ once, and I thought it was a waste of time. CyberSpace Mountain was boring, with "Bill Nye the Coaster Guy." Let's just say I like airtime. As for the rest, the arcade was the only cool thing. All games are free unless they give tickets or prizes. But the rest was just boring. Infact, we left and went to ESPN because DQ wasn't any fun.
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Friday, July 6, 2001 8:25 AM
Yeah, DQ was fun, but not worth the admission fee.
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Friday, July 6, 2001 3:32 PM
Maybe they'll move all the attractions to DCA. They could use something.

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Yeeee Haaawwww!
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Friday, July 6, 2001 5:57 PM
Disney, ABC, and ESPN are all one and the same.

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Just a couple of G-force junkies!
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Friday, July 6, 2001 6:31 PM
Ironic after the way it was promoted this week on MSNBC.
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