NBA Experience Opens at Disney Springs

Posted by: Mark Plante on August 12, 2019

Without much fanfare or hoopla as with other experiences on the Disney properties, the NBA Experience is now open in Disney Springs.

The NBA Experience is an interactive basketball experience for guests where they can test their basketball skills.

The NBA Experience takes over the space formerly occupied by Disney Quest which was an interactive arcade that dates back to Downtown Disney.

Below is what is offered at the NBA Experience:

Dunk! – Challenge Your Skills “Above the Rim”
Step up and demonstrate the dunking skills you’ve only dreamed of until now. And bring your game face for a photo op that’s sure to impress.

Shoot! – Beat the Clock, Bring Home the Win
Live out your basketball dreams in this innovative experience. Step on the court, where you’ll be guided through a sequence of shots, with a virtual crowd cheering you on. Feel the thrill of making the game-winning basket!

Dribble – Bounce that B-Ball… “Show-off”
Grab a ball, hit the court and let the coach take you through the drills to assess your basketball-handling skills. This challenge is designed for a wide range of ages and skill levels—from novice to expert.

Slingshot – Score, Score, Score!
Take your game to new heights in this next-level shooting challenge. Using a large slingshot, you’ll try to shoot the ball through hoops set at varying heights. Pay close attention—as the game progresses, the scoring changes!

Arcade Area
Test your hand-eye coordination at a variety of arcade games:

  • B-Ball Games Up-Close and Personal: Beat the clock with a perfect shot as your basketball skills are put to the test in this spin on classic basketball arcade games.
  • Pop-A-Shot: Fans young and old can try their hand at a series of Pop-A-Shot arcade games that include static hoops and hoops that move side to side.
  • NBA 2K, NBA Live and NBA Playgrounds: Test your skills in the digital arena with the latest immersive video games of the NBA—featuring some favorite venues!

Combine – Stand out from the Crowd
Explore the science behind the sport as you put your skills to the test through a series of Combine drills. You’ll get real-time feedback on your performance to see how you measure up to an NBA or WNBA player.

Draft – The Number One Pick is… You!
One of the biggest moments in a player’s life is the day they’re drafted into the league. Now, it’s your turn to experience this incredible moment.

Players – Inside the Player Sanctuary
Enter the off-court sanctuary of the locker room, where you can explore current team rosters, records and highlights from the season.

Trophy Moments in Hall of Champions
Have your own championship moment with a league MVP trophy to hold high and proud for a thrilling photo op. You’ll be surrounded by photos and video clips from some of the greatest championship moments in NBA history—so you’ll be immersed in the feeling of victory.

Combine – Stand out from the Crowd
Explore the science behind the sport as you put your skills to the test through a series of Combine drills. You’ll get real-time feedback on your performance to see how you measure up to an NBA or WNBA player.

Trivia – Get your Brain in the Game
Test your knowledge of the NBA and all of its leagues—past and present—in a competitive game of trivia. The heat is on as you compete against up to 24 other players, as well as the clock.

Champions – That Winning Feeling
Relive the NBA and WNBA’s rich history in the Hall of Champions, from buzzer-beaters to championship victories. The history of these organizations is at your fingertips—so you can follow the journeys of legends whose names have been etched into NBA immortality.

Replay – Be the Ref!
Championships are made not only by super-human player abilities and razor-sharp coaching acumen, but also by the split-second decision-making of officials. All it takes is one call to shift a team’s momentum and be the difference between a win and a loss; those who go home with a championship trophy, and those who just go home.

Do you have what it takes to make the right call? Correct calls will earn points and, more importantly, bragging rights among fellow “couch refs!”

Theaters
The NBA Experience is home to 2 custom-made theaters showing new, short films that will draw you into the world of the fan and the player. Here, you’ll be connected to the game through immersive storytelling and unique visual and audio methods.

Draft – The Number One Pick is… You!
One of the biggest moments in a player’s life is the day they’re drafted into the league. Now, it’s your turn to experience this incredible moment.

Players – Inside the Player Sanctuary
Enter the off-court sanctuary of the locker room, where you can explore current team rosters, records and highlights from the season.

Trophy Moments in Hall of Champions
Have your own championship moment with a league MVP trophy to hold high and proud for a thrilling photo op. You’ll be surrounded by photos and video clips from some of the greatest championship moments in NBA history—so you’ll be immersed in the feeling of victory.

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