The building will be torn down gradually, according to Disney.
The interior work has already begun.
The company revealed the plans to close DisneyQuest to make way for The NBA Experience in 2015. Disney said last month it was going to demolish the building after it closed July 2.
Some former employees and DisneyQuest enthusiasts made a pilgrimage to say goodbye to the venue that opened in 1998 and was home to old-school games and virtual games.
“There are people literally coming to say goodbye to us,” Jess Hess, who has worked at DisneyQuest since it opened in 1998, told the Sentinel last month. “And there are cast members who have worked here in the past who are coming,” she said. “There are cast members that spent a couple of months of their life in this building, but it meant so much to them they’re coming back to say goodbye.”
The permit’s filing on Monday comes after Disney announced several new attractions and updates this weekend at D23, the official Disney fan club in Anaheim, Calif.
Among the new rides will be the “Tron” ride at Magic Kingdom, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway that creates the 3-D effects without guests wearing glasses at Hollywood Studios and two news rides at Epcot. A “Guardians of the Galaxy” ride and a “Ratatouille”-themed ride in France will both be coming.
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