DisneyQuest is moving out
NBA Experience is moving in
Making way for The NBA Experience: DisneyQuest at Disney Springs to Close July 3
by Thomas Smith, Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks
Our multi-year transformation of Disney Springs is continuing, and as you know, we’re bringing new experiences to the West Side Neighborhood, including The NBA Experience at Walt Disney World Resort. Today, we wanted to share an update that to make way for this basketball-themed experience, the West Side area will be undergoing changes – beginning with the closure of DisneyQuest on July 3, 2017.
Until July 3, DisneyQuest will continue to offer a great interactive experience for all guests. Disney fans of classic arcade game favorites and virtual worlds featured at the indoor theme park are invited to come out and enjoy the experiences.
As we’ve previously shared, The NBA Experience at Walt Disney World Resort will be a one-of-a-kind basketball-themed experience featuring hands-on activities that put guests of all ages right in the middle of NBA game action. There will be immersive NBA video productions and numerous interactive experiences, as well as a restaurant and a retail store.
Keep checking the Disney Parks Blog for more updates on The NBA Experience at Walt Disney World Resort and the continuing transformation of Disney Springs.
So what does this mean for Disney Springs and Walt Disney World in general? Well DisneyQuest was announced as being on the chopping blocks for a while now, and it was all-but-guaranteed that the NBA wanted to get back into the Theme Parks after leaving Universal City Walk. Most don’t really remember NBA City now that Toothsome Chocolate Emporium is up and running, but it was a solid option for basketball fans.
Do we know what the experience will look like? Not yet. But the hope is that they’ll use the entire space and really bring new technology together with the growing popularity of the sport!