Disney has today announced the official opening date for the new NBA Experience coming to the West Side area of Disney Springs. The interactive indoor experience will replace the now gone Disney Quest, indoor theme park, and open on August 12th, 2019 That's two months before the official start of the 2019/2020 season on October, 22nd. The NBA Experience will feature 13 interactive elements and hands-on activities across 44,000 square feet and two floors to give guests the feeling of what it takes to become a basketball superstar.
And here are some new details about NBA Experience we’re sharing for the first time:
When you enter NBA Experience, you’ll feel like you’re walking through the players’ tunnel out onto the court at an NBA or WNBA arena
A ticket to NBA Experience grants you access to every activity in any order you choose, and you can return to stations multiple times to try and improve your performance or learn more about the game, the players and the teams you love.
In an activity that tests shooting skills, spots will light up on the court as you move from one location to another attempting to sink as many shots as possible in 15 seconds.
In a slam dunk challenge, you can change the height of a standard 10-foot-tall rim to as low as seven feet so you can perform your own superstar moves – captured by burst photography.
See how you stack up to some of the world’s best basketball players by measuring your vertical leap, wingspan, and shooting and dribbling skills.
Various activities can be personalized with your name and associated with your favorite NBA or WNBA teams, and your stats will be tracked just like a real pro game.
Real-time technology will aggregate stats of NBA and WNBA games and players for continuous updates, while leaderboards will show top NBA Experience performers throughout the day – will your name be at the top?
Now that we have an official opening date, the only piece of information left for us to discover is what the price of a ticket will cost. At the end of it's run, tickets into Disney Quest sold for $45 for adults and $39 for kids 3-9. It will be interesting to see how this new interactive experience will measure up when it comes to price in comparison to its previous tenant.