'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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Club CooloholicMay 18, 2024

You haven't played mini putt with my kids....lol 😂

J4546May 15, 2024

ive talked about the minigolf courses before and ill say it again, disney should build a new IJ themed ruinous temple mini golf course by typhoon lagoon and also film a celebrity chartity putt putt show on D+

BocabearMay 15, 2024

Indoor mini golf with cocktails... What could be more fun than that? I was surprised that the Disney Mini Golf courses were so bland considering it is DISNEY.... I always expected them to be remarkable.... but they never really were...

Cmdr_CrimsonMay 15, 2024

DISNEY: we Have Minature golf at Home..

BocabearMay 15, 2024

PuttShack is a great new concept...Miniature golf...High tech scoring plus food and cocktails...the one in Atlanta I have been too was a lot of fun, and very popular... They have the bowling already...Why not a PuttShack....and I know Disney doesn't want to own any businesses at Disney Springs anymore, but a really well themed version of Putt Shack using Disney IP and characters...and keeping the food and cocktails would be amazing and a great thing to do on rainy days...or any day for that matter...

Cmdr_CrimsonMay 15, 2024

I still think the idea of theming it around Wreck It Ralph would be a better way to go and calling it. A BarCade and Grill where each subsection is based around Sports, Action, Fighting..Etc.

Cmdr_CrimsonMay 15, 2024

Problem is they already have bowling at the Springs and Round1's other half of it's business is that...

eddie104May 01, 2024

Probably expanded too fast and now experiencing being somewhat of a Covid casualty.

danlb_2000Apr 30, 2024

Round1 has been expanding a lot in the US and they currently only have one location in Florida, might be a good option for them.

CompedApr 29, 2024

D&B are apparently, from what I've heard, been in a bit of financial trouble post-pandemic. They've had ample chance to expand their offerings in Orlando (we're probably the biggest destination that doesn't have 2 locations), but keep using their extremely small offering on I-Drive as their only location and seem uninterested in opening a 2nd location. The one all the way out in Daytona is surprisingly big...

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Cmdr_CrimsonApr 28, 2024

We had that at Woodfield mall at one point... Let's just say...

MisterPenguinApr 28, 2024

Starfleet forbids it.

Cmdr_CrimsonApr 28, 2024

So, why haven't they brought it back to WDW? I recall pop century having a redemption booth at one point but, then they were removed..Same thing when they had the Midway on the moon section at Disneyquest..It was weird laying redemption games but no prizes.,Thus also happened in the Chicago based one as well..