For everyone ready to live out their NBA dreams, you won’t have to wait much longer, as Disney announced NBA Experience will open at Disney Springs on August 12, 2019! Under construction for almost two years, NBA Experience is the result of a total team effort between Walt Disney Imagineering and the NBA, and promises to be unique and immersive sports entertainment for fans of all ages and abilities. Guests will experience the exciting and fast-paced action of professional basketball across the 44,000 square feet and two-floors of a facility packed with 13 interactive elements.
Today,Disney Parks Blog gave the play-by-play on NBA Experience, and describes what guests will do on game day:
– Experience one of the biggest milestones for a basketball player at the NBA Draft with a photo moment that re-creates the atmosphere of the draft stage.
– Track and improve their jump shots and passing skills in a replicated NBA Combine challenge, complete with a scouting report that highlights their stats at the end of the session.
– Step onto the court and hear the roar of the crowd as they maneuver through a series of timed shots to aim for a high score.
– Execute the perfect slam dunk just like NBA superstars, captured by cameras surrounding adjustable baskets.
– Test their ball-handling skills with an interactive trainer who will challenge them with a variety of dribbling routines.
– Use an oversized slingshot to launch basketballs at hoops of varying heights, making as many shots as possible before the clock runs out in this thrilling timed challenge.
– Immerse themselves in the rich legacy and history of NBA and WNBA championship-winning teams.
– Access a team locker room that showcases up-to-date statistics and visuals of top NBA and WNBA players.
– Test their knowledge of the NBA and WNBA – past and present – during a trivia game with up to 25 participants competing against one another to be champion.
– Enjoy two 180-degree cinematic presentations that showcase the in-arena experience moments before the start of the game, as well as special stories from the players’ perspectives.
– Take a seat at an interactive multi-screen module to watch replay clips from NBA games, using the tools at their stations to make the right calls.
– Play interactive basketball games, from the fan-favorite Pop-A-Shot to modern video games.
And you can keep living the NBA superstar life after you leave the court by picking up some NBA-themed merchandise at the NBA Experience’s retail store.
So lace up your sneakers and get ready to ball like the pros at NBA Experience later this summer!