Your Technology Jun. 22, 1998

A VIRTUAL THEME PARK

Imagine building and then riding your own virtual-reality roller coaster or going rafting in a river full of dinosaurs. At Disney's new high-tech theme park, DisneyQuest, which opens Friday in Orlando, Fla., visitors can do that and more--like ride bumper cars equipped with cannon balls that send other cars spinning out of control. Can't make the trip to Orlando? Don't worry. Some 25 regional DisneyQuest mega-arcades will open around the country by the year 2000.

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