#DisneyParksLIVE To Stream NBA Experience Grand Opening Ceremony
NBA Experience, the brand-new destination on the West Side of Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort, opens to guests Aug. 12, 2019 with an official NBA Experience Grand Opening Ceremony. This one-of-a-kind environment is where guests enter the world of professional basketball. The high-energy, family-friendly venue is packed with 13 different basketball-related activities across 44,000 square feet and two floors.
“When we were young, we played basketball in our driveways or in the park, creating those imaginary moments of making the game-winning shot for a championship,” said Stan Dodd, executive producer, Walt Disney Imagineering. “We want to take that energy and help you feel what it’s like to be an actual NBA or WNBA player.”
Upon entry, guests will feel as if they’re walking through the players’ tunnel at an NBA or WNBA arena. Once inside, guests can:
- Feel what it’s like to be part of the NBA Draft
- Improve their ball-handling skills
- Step onto the court to make clutch shots and highlight-worthy slam dunks
- Play basketball-themed arcade and video games
- Enjoy two different 180-degree cinematic experiences
- Take photos with NBA championship and MVP trophies
- Make the right call just like a real-life replay official
NBA Experience also provides ample opportunities to learn more about the NBA and WNBA via interactive displays, films and trivia. The destination offers something for everyone.
NBA Experience Admission
A ticket to NBA Experience grants access to every activity, in any order guests choose, and they can return to stations to improve performance or learn even more about the game, players and teams they love. They can also customize many of their experiences to showcase their favorite NBA or WNBA teams. The adjacent NBA Store features NBA apparel, collectibles and more, along with Disney products designed specifically for NBA Experience.
NBA Experience Grand Opening Ceremony
In honor of the debut of this thrilling, high-energy experience, #DisneyParksLIVE will live stream the NBA Experience Grand Opening Ceremony on the Disney Parks Blog tomorrow (August 12th), beginning at 9:25 a.m. ET. The live stream will provide an exclusive look at the opening (which will be attended in-person by invited guests and media only), and will feature appearances by Disney friends, NBA and WNBA players, and ESPN personalities, among others.
For those guests planning to visit NBA Experience on opening day, please note the venue will open at 5 p.m. once the official NBA Experience Grand Opening Ceremony concludes.
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