Disney first confirmed plans to open a new basketball-themed experience back in January 2017 and the wait is almost over as ‘The NBA Experience’ will officially open in summer 2019! With the opening date getting closer, Disney have now shared some brand new details for the attraction and it sounds incredible.
The NBA Experience will give guests the chance to step inside the action-packed world of basketball for an exciting hands-on experience. Don’t worry if you’ve never played basketball before because this attraction has something for everyone and if you are a big fan, you’re going to absolutely love it!
Disney Imagineers have been working hard alongside the NBA to create a truly one-of-a-kind attraction that will put you through your paces. There will be a series of hands-on activities that reflect the excitement of professional basketball.
Here are just a few of the amazing activities you can enjoy during your visit:
- Relive one of the biggest moments of any basketball players career as you have your photo taken at the NBA Draft.
- Step onto the basketball court and hear the crowd roar as you take on a series of shots to try and get a high score.
- Practice your passing skills and jump shots in a replicated NBA Combine Challenge. At the end of the session you’ll be able to check your highlights and stats with a scouting report.
- Perfect the slam dunk just like your NBA heroes with the moment captured on camera from all angles.
- Put your ball-handling skills to the test with an interactive trainer who will challenge you with several dribbling routines.
- Take on a timed challenge and see how you fare up against the clock. There will be a series of hoops of varying heights and you’ll have to launch basketballs through them using an oversized slingshot!
- Go up against other guests in a challenging trivia game that will test you on your past and present NBA and WNBA knowledge.
- Visit a team locker room that shows up-to-date statistics of top NBA and WNBA players.
- Enjoy two 180-degree cinematic presentations that showcase special stories from the players’ perspectives and also the in-arena experience that happens right before a game.
- Take a seat, sit back and get ready to watch some replay clips from real NBA games. It’s down to you to make the right calls for the game using fun interactive elements.
- Play fun interactive basketball games and video games
Once you’ve experienced everything this amazing attraction has to offer, make sure you visit the souvenir shop. This will be the place where you can pick up exclusive NBA-themed merchandise designed by Disney! Keep checking our blog for the latest updates.
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