NEW YORK--The Disney Co. said it is closing its Chicago-based DisneyQuest video arcade and interactive entertainment center on Sept. 4 because it failed to live up to the company's financial expectations.
The five-story, 90,000-square-foot complex opened in June 1999, Disney's first outside Orlando, as a prototype for future urban locations. No others have yet been built. It features such attractions as CyberSpace Mountain, Virtual Jungle Cruise, and a virtual reality ride based on Pirates of the Caribbean.
DisneyQuest, located at Rush and Ohio Streets, is part of Chicago's North Bridge development, which also includes a Nordstrom department store, a Virgin Megastore, a Harley-Davidson retail outlet and an ESPN Zone.