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NBA packing bags moving from Universal Citywalk to Disney Springs


The NBA City at Universal Orlando’s Citywalk is set to close August 31st and a new NBC Experience will open up at Disney Springs. That’s the word on the court as the world prepares for the NBA Finals.

The new NBA Experience will include a game area, restaurant, and store. Among the interactive activities will be games and an immersive NBA video production opportunity. Although nothing official was mentioned, it is expected to move into the current DisneyQuest building.

“We’re thrilled to work with the NBA to take our guests inside the world of professional basketball with an extraordinary entertainment experience,” said Robert A. Iger, chairman and chief executive officer, The Walt Disney Company. “We’ve had a long and successful partnership with the NBA through ESPN, and we will continue to build on that foundation as we bring the Disney and NBA brands together for the first time in this exciting and innovative way.”

“We look forward to uniting the passionate, global fan bases of the NBA and our longtime partner, Disney,” said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. “Working with the world’s top creator and operator of themed entertainment attractions, we can’t wait to bring the magic of Disney and the excitement of the NBA to guests from around the world.”

“Basketball fans of all ages will be able to experience the game in a whole new way when they visit ‘The NBA Experience at Walt Disney World Resort,’” said Bob Chapek, chair of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “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.”

No date has been given for the opening of The NBA Experience at Disney Springs. Is this the kind of destination you want to experience on your next visit to Disney Springs?