It’s very rare to see Disney World take a wrecking ball to anything, let alone a long-standing attraction in the parkDowntown Disney Disney Springs, but it’s happening right now. Earlier this summer, DisneyQuest — the best 5-floor indoor interactive adventure you’ve probably never heard of!! — closed down permanently to make way for a new NBA Experience. Usually, when Disney closes something down to make way for something new, they just remodel everything, no demolition required.
But not in this case. They are literally tearing down the DisneyQuest building and it is so weird and fascinating to watch. This is not something you see every day at the happiest place on Earth.
The building is situated on the West Side of Downtown Disney Disney Springs, right next to Cirque du Soleil (which will also be closing at the end of this year). There’s nothing wrong with closing one thing to make way for something new, as it’s been done literally hundreds of times across Disney property. Mr. Walt Disney wanted things to change over time since, according to his thinking, the parks would “never be completed. [They] will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.” (Actual Walt quote from Disneyland opening day.) (Also he called this constant progress, “plussing,” the more you know .)