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NBA Experience is Closed Forever at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World

NBA Experience at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World

Word comes today that the NBA Experience at Disney Springs will not reopen at all following last year’s pandemic closure.

Two years ago, on August 12, 2019, Walt Disney World hosted the Grand Opening celebration, where then Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger was joined onstage by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, along with several current and former NBA and WNBA players.

And, of course, Mickey and Minnie in their best basketball outfits.

NBA Experience Grand Opening with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger flanked by Mickey and Minnie

Walt Disney Imagineering developed the NBA Experience in collaboration with the NBA as an immersive, interactive venue, in a two-story building built specifically for the attraction.

It featured over 13 different basketball activities, and opportunities to learn more about the NBA and WNBA via interactive displays, films and trivia, along with a gift shop.

NBA Experience replaced DisneyQuest, a multi-story interactive gaming attraction, which closed in July 2017 after 19 years.

No word has been given on what might replace NBA Experience, especially since it is a custom building.

City Works Restaurant, located in a corner of the NBA Experience building, remains open.