We previously announced that there would be a big opening ceremony today for NBA Experience. The next experience is now officially open to guests! The grand opening had cheering fans, celebrity guests and even Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger in attendance to kick off all of the basketball-themed fun. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver was also there, along with former NBA and WNBA players.
“NBA Experience lets everybody who loves the game, live it,” Bob said. “We’re excited to open the doors to a fun and unique experience for fans of all ages.”
The event was hosted by ESPN Rachel Nichols. Mickey and Minnie were there to cheer on the event and also there were featured Naismith Basketball Hall of Famers Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Grant Hill, along with NBA legend Dwyane Wade, Milwaukee Bucks center Brook Lopez, Utah Jazz point guard Mike Conley, Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo, Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon, Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem and WNBA legend Swin Cash, now the vice president of basketball operations and team development for the New Orleans Pelicans.
“I want to thank Bob Iger and the Walt Disney Imagineering team for capturing the authentic NBA experience at this landmark destination at Disney Springs,” Adam said. “Disney creates memorable experiences better than anyone, and we are thrilled to share the excitement of NBA basketball with fans and Walt Disney World guests from around the world.”
Who else can’t wait to check out NBA Experience at Disney Springs?
Photo and Source Credit: Disney Parks Blog
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