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NBA plans ‘The NBA Experience at Walt Disney World Resort’

The NBA is going to Disney World. The league says it is developing ‘The NBA Experience at Walt Disney World Resort‘, which will be located at Disney Springs in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

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. Visitors will be able to explore inside the world of professional basketball with numerous interactive experiences and enjoy a restaurant and retail store.

Commissioner Adam Silver says the league “can’t wait to bring the magic of Disney and the excitement of the NBA to guests from around the world.”

Disney Springs, the largest expansion in Downtown Disney history, is set for completion in 2016.

The Walt Disney Company and the NBA made the joint announcement last week and also shared that initial development work has just begun, although no opening date has been confirmed.

Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, said:

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.

The NBA Experience at Walt Disney World Resort will be one of more than 150 shopping, dining and entertainment venues at Disney Springs.