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

Jun 03, 2015 in "Disney Springs"

Posted: Wednesday June 3, 2015 1:17pm EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

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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BocabearJan 03, 2023

House Of Mouse is a great idea...so much they could do with it, and it would bring the Disney back to Disney Springs... I also thought a Cirque Du Soleil themed restaurant and bar experience would work well there...Multiple floors and environments... Something mysterious and whimsical...a sort of prelude to the show next door...

Cmdr_CrimsonDec 27, 2022

It Would have fit nicely at the Studios where Copperfield Magic Underground restaurant would have been..

HakunamatataDec 27, 2022

I’ve always thought an actual HoM would do great.

Inspired FigmentDec 27, 2022

Why not go & replace this with an actual House of Mouse restaurant? Playing cartoon segments & funny skits on the screen every few moments. Along with plenty of live Character performances on stage & meet n greet dining. Literal perfection 👌🏻 If not there, why not at Hollywood Studios? Heck.. maybe.. just maybe this may give them incentive to put the damn show on Disney Plus for once and to actually acknowledge how great & important to Mickey’s history it was... or heck, maybe they could put and advertise the show on Disney Plus properly. And if it gets good enough reception, greenlight putting the actual restaurant there. ; https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Mouse

RSoxNo1Dec 27, 2022

I had a thought of re-doing the Speedway into an indoor / outdoor hybrid attraction with Wreck it Ralph and TRON and essentially game jump.

Cmdr_CrimsonNov 28, 2022

I Keep saying this...A BARcade themed to....

corran hornNov 28, 2022

They could call it "DisneyQuest"!

BocabearNov 28, 2022

Goofy's Games and Grub....

J4546Nov 28, 2022

A disney themed Dave and Busters seems like a no brainer. Food and ticket redeption arcade games for disney merch....seems like it would be easy money

Disstevefan1Nov 28, 2022

Not sure this is for everyone, but I love the idea.

ppete1975Nov 28, 2022

Put in a Pro wrestling hall of fame. WWE has been inducting people into a fictional hall of fame for 30 years. And florida has a great history of pro wrestling. From florida championship wrestling, to WCW at MGM studios, to NXT currently. Full size rings for people to take pics and merch overload. You also have alot of retired wrestlers like Hulk Hogan that live close by so they could come in for autograph signings. Like wrestling or not, if WWE was behind it, it could be alot bigger than most would expect.

Disstevefan1Nov 28, 2022

Disney LOVES to be just the landlord and take rent so this would work well! Personally, I would love to see Disney create a new Disney Quest 2.0, bug again, Disney LOVES to be just the landlord and take rent.

EagleScout610Nov 28, 2022

Chuck E. Cheese

joshwillNov 28, 2022

put in a dave and busters