'The NBA Experience at Walt Disney World Resort' announced for Disney Springs

Jun 03, 2015 in "Disney Springs"

The Walt Disney Company and the National Basketball Association have just announced that 'The NBA Experience at Walt Disney World Resort' will be coming to Disney Springs.

According to Disney, the expansive, one-of-a-kind destination will feature hands-on activities that put families and guests of all ages right in the middle of NBA game action. Guests will enjoy immersive NBA video productions and numerous interactive experiences, as well as a restaurant and a retail store.

“We’re thrilled to work with the NBA to take our guests inside the world of professional basketball with an extraordinary entertainment experience,” said Robert A. Iger, chairman and chief executive officer, The Walt Disney Company. “We’ve had a long and successful partnership with the NBA through ESPN, and we will continue to build on that foundation as we bring the Disney and NBA brands together for the first time in this exciting and innovative way.”

“We look forward to uniting the passionate, global fan bases of the NBA and our longtime partner, Disney,” said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. “Working with the world’s top creator and operator of themed entertainment attractions, we can’t wait to bring the magic of Disney and the excitement of the NBA to guests from around the world.”

“Basketball fans of all ages will be able to experience the game in a whole new way when they visit ‘The NBA Experience at Walt Disney World Resort,’” said Bob Chapek, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “We’re excited to join the NBA in offering this unique form of family entertainment. It will be a terrific addition to the world-class lineup of shops and restaurants coming to Disney Springs.”

Disney did not announce an opening date or location for the the new NBA Experience, but the size of the project would appear to be a very good fit for the Disney Quest space on the West Side. Speculation has been building during the last couple of years that Disney Quest will be closing in the near future.

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Article Posted: Jun 03, 2015 / 1:17pm EDT