Walt Disney World Files Permits to Demolish DisneyQuest

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We knew from previous announcements going on for more than a year, that the days were numbered for DisneyQuest, located in the West Side area of Disney Springs, and then the location officially closed forever on July 3rd.  The indoor multi-story arcade park is permanently closing in order to make room for a new NBA Experience that will be opening. It appears that permits have now officially been filed for the demolition of the building.


The statement within the permit states that the work will consist of “demo of structure and additional work”.  There is no start date yet for this work, but it could start any time since the DisneyQuest location is already closed.  Since permits do typically expire after a period of time, that is another reason why we expect that the work will start in the fairly near future.

We do not have any information on the opening date for The NBA Experience.  It will be a basketball themed experience that will include a restaurant and various hands on activities.  It is looking like the plans for The NBA Experience will not take up the entire location once the building is demolished.  It is possible that there will be other new shops or locations added to the area that haven’t been announced yet.

We will keep you posted as we learn more about the development.

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