It’s true that Basketball fans will soon be enjoying their favorite game of sport with the Mouse. The NBA Experience is coming to Disney Springs in the summer of 2019. The all-new one-of-a-kind NBA Experience is replacing the recently shut down DisneyQuest attraction (closed on July 3, 2017). And while the old DisneyQuest building is getting demolished, we have exciting revelations to share about an upcoming attraction. Just take a look at the concept art by Disney and it will tell a lot about an experience full of energy and entertainment. The entire area is transforming into a massive, state-of-the-art sporting and entertainment structure, inspired by the architecture and design of modern NBA arenas around the country.
Thanks to the Disney creators in taking the basketball experience to the next level. The newly designed building is expected to be a flawless and fun connect to the NBA like never before, featuring interactive games and competitions, immersive experiences, a retail store, and an adjacent NBA restaurant. It promises to combine the magic of both Disney and NBA for the first time. Truly, the new NBA attraction is another initiative on part of the company in taking forward its biggest ever transformation of Disney Springs. The NBA Experience will surely add on to the spirit and energy to the West Side area of Disney Springs. For more on NBA Experience you can visit the Disney parks blog.
The decision to include NBA as one of Disney World attractions is not new. There were announcements on this back in the 2015 when the company reveals plans of closing DisneyQuest and replacing it with the new NBA Experience. Today, the NBA project is speculated as one of Disney’s largest ever initiative in creating branded experiences as well. Universal Orlando has taken a lead already in this regard when they opened a branded experience for NBC’s Tonight Show, namely the ride attraction – Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon.
The NBA’s association with Orlando theme parks is not new. It was a part of Universal’s City Walk as the NBA City restaurant. Also when Universal CityWalk was first opened, NBC (now a part of Universal) owned the NBA’s broadcast rights. At present those broadcast rights are property of Disney-owned ABC. And so is the new NBA Experience is coming to Disney now.
It’s never too early to celebrate the holiday season at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The popular Park is one of the most happening holiday centers to look for. Over the past few years, the ever-expanding park is seen host to some of the most magical and memorable moments in the history of Disney’s Christmas celebrations. Packed with all-new seasonal decors and festivities, the Park promises an even bigger and merrier Christmas experience for this Holiday Season as well.
Merry-making at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is quite a unique experience. Every year during the Christmas time the Park tends to dazzle with unique decors and festivities, and the 2017 Holiday season is no different. According to the Disney officials it’s the result of a massive park effort, bringing to life a winter wonderland dotted with both new and returning Christmas favorites.
The line-up to the 2017 Holiday Season is quite exciting. Right from the newest projection show ‘Sunset Seasons Greetings’ to the return of the most popular Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Christmas spectacular, it’s quite an exciting and spectacular journey for the holiday revelers. One can meet Santa in the Once Upon a Time shop as well. Also the Eco Lake area comes to life with enhanced holiday decors, featuring giant Christmas tree on the water, including the famous Dinosaur, Gertie, who is seen smartly dressed with a dino – Santa hat. New Holiday additions also found in the “For The First Time In Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration”. The Show brings new songs from Disney’s new animated short “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure.” In addition to the new songs, Anna, Elsa and Kristoff are seen welcoming Olaf to the Show for the first time.
The all new night-time projection show – Sunset Seasons Greetings presents a spectacular mix of falling snow, twinkling lights and Disney stories. It’s one of the most unique Christmas offerings by Disney at Sunset Boulevard. During the show guests will see an amazing display of lights, the billboards suddenly move, telling a tale with several iconic characters sharing their love forAlong with the season. Along with the characters’ stories guest will also witness the most magical transformation of Hollywood Tower Hotel at the show. Some of the special stories are from characters such as Toy Story characters, Swedish Chef from the Muppets, Olaf from Frozen and the most beloved Mickey and Minnie reminiscing about hometown Christmas, and more. The new projection show will run throughout the night from sunset till the park closes, and will have four distinct shows.
The returning hot favorite Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Show gets even more exciting with 75 percent more pyrotechnics, better viewing opportunities and more. During the Show the entire area above and around Chinese Theater comes to life with special effects, fireworks, seasonal score and high-end projections. The story tells about the search and rescue mission to get Santa back to North Pole in time for Christmas Eve. The night-time spectacular also offers a special dessert party for guests on select nights. Come and celebrate the season with a special selection of discount disney world tickets online.
Walt Disney World’s most anticipated project – Toy Story Land opens on June 30, 2018 at the Hollywood Studios Park. For the first time guests will be able to step inside the fictional world of toys and join the fun with the likes of Woody, Jessie, Buzz and others in Andy’s backyard. It makes you feel like a tiny toy wandering amidst larger – than –life crayons, cooties and Tinker-toys. Also while having fun be sure to watch your step, you don’t want to trip on Andy’s giant footprint right?
Inspired from the popular ‘Toy Story’ film series the new themed land promises a great immersive experience, featuring two new attractions and an expanded Toy Story Mania attraction. Ride lovers can experience the all new Slinky Dog Dash roller coaster for a perfect Toy Story ride adventure. Just hop on-board the favorite character shaped coaster and enjoy breathtaking views of the new Land. The background story spins around Andy who built a coaster using his Mega Coaster Play Kit with Slinky Dog as the ride vehicle. Minimum height requirement for the new ride is 38 inch.
Alien Swirling Saucers is another brand new family – friendly attraction that comes with one of the most memorable spinning experiences. The new attraction re-creates the fictional environment of Andy’s play set that he won at Pizza Planet. Inside you will find the adorable green aliens in their flying saucers all charged up to take you on a wild ride on-board the rocket ship toys. Also there is more to have in addition to the spinning with intergalactic beats, such as maybe you are one of the luckiest guests by virtue of the hanging Claw overhead. The minimum height requirement is 32 inch to ride Alien Swirling Saucers.
When it comes to dining at Toy Story Land, you can have the best of Andy’s dining options too. The new eatery – Woody’s Lunch Box where you can fuel up your hungry stomach after the rides. Surrounded by Andy’s toys and a giant thermos, the Counter Service restaurant will serve up tasty meals, including soda floats.
In addition to the new rides, guests will also be able to experience an extended Toy Story Mania, featuring a new carnival game box. Now you can play as you wait for your turn. During the action you can take aim and shoot at various 3-D objects. Don’t miss the opportunity of shrinking to the size of a toy right in the middle of Andy’s backyard. Plan in advance and buy your discount Disney tickets now.
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