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    ‘NBA Experience at Walt Disney World Resort’ Coming to Disney Springs


    As we approach tip off for the 2015 NBA Finals, we wanted to share some exciting details on a new, extraordinary entertainment experience for guests of all ages coming to Disney Springs called The NBA Experience at Walt Disney World Resort.

    The NBA Experience at Walt Disney World Resort is going to be a one-of-a-kind destination featuring hands-on activities that put families and guests of all ages right in the middle of NBA game action. You’ll be able to explore inside the world of professional basketball with numerous interactive experiences and enjoy a restaurant and retail store.

    The Walt Disney Company and the NBA just made the joint announcement and also shared that initial development work has just begun. “We’re excited to join the NBA in offering this unique form of family entertainment,” said Bob Chapek, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “It will be a terrific addition to the world-class lineup of shops and restaurants coming to Disney Springs.”

    The NBA Experience at Walt Disney World Resort will be one of more than 150 shopping, dining and entertainment venues at Disney Springs when work is completed in 2016.

    Keep checking the Disney Parks Blog for more details about The NBA Experience at Walt Disney World Resort as Downtown Disney continues its expansion into Disney Springs.

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    Wasn't there something like this at City Walk in Orlando? (Or is it still there?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrerGnat View Post
    Wasn't there something like this at City Walk in Orlando? (Or is it still there?)
    There is an NBA City at Universal, which is basically just a restaurant and small gift shop. We ate there a couple of years ago.

    I can't imagine them both being open in such close proximity. I'm betting the Universal one closes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melanie View Post
    There is an NBA City at Universal, which is basically just a restaurant and small gift shop. We ate there a couple of years ago.

    I can't imagine them both being open in such close proximity. I'm betting the Universal one closes.
    Yes, I heard the Universal one was closing. Maybe this is why.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrerGnat View Post
    Yes, I heard the Universal one was closing. Maybe this is why.
    And I bet Universal will be happy for the space.

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    It sounds like it will have similar activities as the have when a city hosts the NBA All-Star game. I think people will go to it, especially if you are a NBA fan but don't live in or close to a city with an NBA franchise. I remember when the Sixers hosted the All-Star game and they had this in one of the exposition halls at the convention center. It had good crowds.
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    Yay! Another restaurant!

    Kidding.

    I'm sure it will be nice and good dining options are welcome... But how about a new attraction announcement.

    Off my soapbox now.

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    NBA City in CityWalk is closing... Not a loss for CityWalk as their most recent offerings were light years ahead of NBA City...

    John, attractions add to guest satisfaction... Restaurants add to WDW's bottom line... Which do you think management will choose? Not guest satisfaction, that's for sure...
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    Yawn......something else I will never waste my time stepping foot in but if it gets a few people out of the way where I can do the things I like, that is good enough I guess.

    I would rather the money had been spent on something enjoyable.

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    Not a big NBA fan. Now, if the NFL would do something similar, I might check it out.

    Overall, I avoid Downtown Disney like the plague. I just don't want to fight that many people to spend money on stuff I don't need.

    Even as a kid, I hated the "Village", for those of you old enough to remember. It was our annual tradition to go there one evening during our vacation. Mon and Dad never understood that a kid can only watch a glass blower so long.
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    I love NBA to Disney Springs It's Awesome! I love it!
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    Sounds like an opportunity to bring a younger crowd in,, which led to the demise of Pleasure Island (security issues). Well, I'll just stick to the end down by Rainforest and not venture too far into the village.
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    I have a feeling this will be the end of DisneyQuest. Thinking of the design and layout I'm not sure how it would fit into the Marketplace end. DisneyQuest is a good sized building which could hold a few courts and half courts. I also notice that with Splitsville, the running store, and the soccer store (when it was open) that sports tend towards the West side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleDreamer View Post
    I have a feeling this will be the end of DisneyQuest. Thinking of the design and layout I'm not sure how it would fit into the Marketplace end. DisneyQuest is a good sized building which could hold a few courts and half courts. I also notice that with Splitsville, the running store, and the soccer store (when it was open) that sports tend towards the West side.
    The talk is NBA Experience is replacing DisneyQuest, but cannot confirm... I wouldn't count on DisneyQuest being around much much longer... And not a great loss either...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Melanie View Post
    From Disney Parks Blog:


    ‘NBA Experience at Walt Disney World Resort’ Coming to Disney Springs


    The NBA Experience at Walt Disney World Resort is going to be a one-of-a-kind destination featuring hands-on activities that put families and guests of all ages right in the middle of NBA game action. You’ll be able to explore inside the world of professional basketball with numerous interactive experiences and enjoy a restaurant and retail store.
    Does anyone have any idea if this Will be similar to an arcade experience, and will it make a suitable replacement for Disney Quest?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewJackson View Post
    Overall, I avoid Downtown Disney like the plague. I just don't want to fight that many people to spend money on stuff I don't need.
    Yep, we take a look at the Christmas Shop and the Lego store,then that's it, were ready to leave. We do a week at a resort catching up with family before/after our cruises, don't do parks, and the thought of DTD gives me the willies!

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    I like the NBA, though I probably wouldn't do this while I'm in Florida. At least it is something that has more staying power than entertaiment based on a game show or reality show.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DizneyFreak2002 View Post
    The talk is NBA Experience is replacing DisneyQuest, but cannot confirm... I wouldn't count on DisneyQuest being around much much longer... And not a great loss either...
    I hope DQ makes it through September. We always spend a few hours there a couple times each trip and have a great time. To each his own I guess. I won't need the WaterParks and more option going forward if DQ is cut.

    I honestly couldn't care any less that the NBA is coming to the Springs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by conan617 View Post
    I hope DQ makes it through September. We always spend a few hours there a couple times each trip and have a great time. To each his own I guess. I won't need the WaterParks and more option going forward if DQ is cut.

    I honestly couldn't care any less that the NBA is coming to the Springs.
    I'm with you on that... I could care less about this NBA Experience...
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