on December 23, 2010
Walking around Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World is always entertaining as there are often street entertainers, even sometimes bands playing. However there are also more formal forms of entertainment on offer.Cap’n Jacks Marina: All sorts of different boats are available for rental and lifejackets are provided. The Village Lake is quite large and my husband and son had a great time whizzing around in their small "speedboat" which was not very fast but still provided plenty of fun.Cirque Du Soleil: La Nouba is the presentation in this distinctive building. I have never been here and it is recommended that tickets are bought in advance. I have heard great reports of the physical acrobatic display but it has never really appealed to me.DisneyQuest: This is a basically a 5 storey arcade. It is incredibly noisy and dark. Entrance is included in many types of Disney tickets and it proves a popular place, especially on rainy days. As well as normal arcade type machines (free to use) there are a few more unusual things as well. I particularly like the Pirates encounter where you man a boat and shoot at pirate ships using 3D graphics and interaction; it really is a fun family game as you work together. There is also an area where you design your own rollercoaster on computer consoles and then you get to ride it in a simulator, this was amazing when your child insists on putting in as many inversions as you are allowed! This is not my favourite place but my teenagers love it and it does make a change from normal theme park entertainment.AMC cinema: I believe this cinema has 24 screens but I have never used it so can’t comment on the comfort or the price.Characters in Flight: This large tethered balloon rises 400ft to give great views across WDW. However it is greatly affected by the weather and most times we were at DTD it was closed which was a shame as I really wanted to try it having missed out on the one at Disneyland Paris.There is plenty on offer at Downtown Disney and in the evening it is a nice place to walk around and you don't have to spend any money, you can just admire the street entertainers and the lights if you prefer.
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