Disney In Chicago, IL

The city of Walt Disney’s birth (and ASD’s Hometown) has included a number of Disney sites over the years. Here are photos of some of them.


  • DisneyQuest Chicago opened on June 16, 1999.
  • It closed forever on September 3, 2001, at 7 p.m.
  • I visited the “Indoor Theme Park” once.
  • I did not have a camera along.
  • On July 10, 1999, ESPNZone Chicago opened.
  • It had a separate entrance in the same building
  • It closed on June 16, 2010
  • I visited ESPNZone Chicago a few times.
  • September 2, 2001

    Photos ©Alan S. Dalinka
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    With Disney’s announced closing of DisneyQuest Chicago looming, I took my camera to take some pictures of the outside and lobby on DisneyQuest’s second to last day of operation, September 2, 2001.

    DisneyQuest Chicago
    Closed forever on 9/3/2001 at 7 p.m.
    ESPNZone
    Stayed open until June 16, 2010.



    ASD photographed five ESPN Zone locations over the years.
    See: Anaheim, Baltimore, Chicago, Las Vegas and New York City.

    Except for Anaheim (and the LA location which ASD has not visited),
    all of the ESPNZone locations closed on June 16, 2010.


    Photo taken at the Las Vegas location: June 29, 2010

    ASD has also photographed ESPN Club at Disney's BoardWalk, Walt Disney World, Florida.
    As of ASD's last visit in August 2013, ESPN Club remains open.

    Disney Stores, Downtown Chicago

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    Since 2010, Disney has had two major Disney Store locations in Downtown, Chicago:

    North Michigan Ave.
    Photos: July 15, 2009
    Block 37 on State St.
    Photos: September 30, 2010

    Walt Disney Magnet School

    September 13, 2012

    Lichtenstein Exhibit
    Art Institute of Chicago

    July 11, 2012

    Disney’s Doorway To Dreams

    Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, IL
    (Suburban Chicago)
    Photos: June 28, 2012

    Closed forever: September 15, 2012.
    An outpost of Disney Vacation Club for the sale of its vacation ownership/memberships/timeshares.

    Kiosk at Woodfield Mall

    Photo: May 16, 2009

    ABC7 Chicago

    Photos: September 17, 2013

    Page created: February 17, 2003
    Last updated: November 23, 2014

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