Meta Quest Star Wars Virtual Reality Experience coming to The NBA Experience building at Disney Springs

Apr 29, 2022 in "The NBA Experience"

Closed NBA Experience at Disney Springs
Posted: Friday April 29, 2022 2:26pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The former NBA Experience at Disney Springs will soon be home to a new limited time Star Wars virtual reality experience.

The Meta Quest Virtual Reality Experience featuring ILMxLAB's Star Wars: Tales from Galaxy's Edge will take place daily from May 2 through July 27 2022, 12pm to 10pm.

The complimentary preview will allow guests to try out the Quest 2 headsets and experience Batuu in 360 degree VR.

The NBA Experience has remained closed since Walt Disney World shutdown for the COVID-19 pandemic. Disney announced in August 2021 that it would not reopen. A long term replacement is still being developed.

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po199812 days ago

I’ve seen multiple ads for this recently, during Hulu commercial breaks. Normally don’t pay attention to Hulu ads, and I had to see it a second time to figure out what was being advertised.

Cmdr_CrimsonMay 03, 2022

Such an odd size for the marquee.I guess they don't want you to know it's there...It's like the DVD Screensaver waiting to hit a corner..

Dutch Inn '76May 03, 2022

Truth. The argument that people give for having to change EPCOT - that the "new" just isn't exciting any more - is so strange to me.

Dutch Inn '76May 03, 2022

Zuck involved is a hard stop for me.

DisneyPete19May 02, 2022

The whole thing is a publicity stunt for a Galaxy's Edge VR game Disney will start selling for the Meta Rift (or whatever they're calling it after they bought Oculus). I'm guessing they'll conveniently be selling the hardware & the game at some point in there

DisneyPete19May 02, 2022

Believe it or not, it was still available until recently. There's one Cinemark movie theater in Dallas where they still had the Star Wars VR. It got closed due to covid, but they not only had the Star Wars Secrets of the Empire experience, they also had Wreck-it-Ralph: Ralph Breaks VR & where showcasing a trailer for The Avengers' Damage Control VR Experience, along with the things they had before like the Ghostbusters' VR Experience. The whole breakup with Disney in Orlando is weird

MrPromeyMay 02, 2022

Ah! So swag for experiencing the commercial! That makes sense and also seems to clear up the question a few people had about who is paying who here. I wonder how many dish washes it would take to get that logo off... 😏

wdwmagicMay 02, 2022

They are free!

MrPromeyMay 02, 2022

What I want to know is who are the people lining up to buy those Meta sports bottles?

kalel8145May 02, 2022

Very purple. :cautious: I'll give it a go. If anything just to mess with some tech I haven't used before.

MisterPenguinMay 02, 2022

The showcasing of individual gadgets in Communicore/Innoventions was always problematic. Rides can process people at 800 to 2,000 people per hour. The 10 kiosks set up in a pavilion to try out the latest tech can only service just 60 people per hour, more or less. That's super long and very slow moving lines... if they even create lines or just have people gathered around jostling for 'next.' That kind of disappointment is why, for me, there's no love lost for Commincore Buildings. Rarely did they have an experience that was scaled up to handle theme park crowds.

Cmdr_CrimsonMay 02, 2022

There could have been a place where they can showcase new Innoventions like this......Oh wait.....

Disstevefan1May 02, 2022

They gotta keep the Air Conditioning going in the building so it doesn't get moldy in there anyway, they might as well do something with the space ;)

bhg469May 02, 2022

Oh wow... Its an oculus commercial.... This is definitely the bare minimum.