There are still quite a few things that are closed, including the NBA Experience in Disney Springs. But now, it looks like that particular offering may not be reopening at all!
Looks like the NBA’s residence in Disney World wasn’t a one-time thing.
You probably remember when much of the NBA moved into Disney World last summer to complete the season from the NBA bubble. Last month, it was reported that the NBA G League was expected to come to Disney World for another bubble. Now, the plan is CONFIRMED!
The bubble is set to come back, you guys!
This summer, the NBA came to Disney World to finish the 2019-2020 season. The players lived in Disney World Resort hotels and had their own “bubble” with loads of amenities, including a barber shop. They played their games at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex, and once the season was complete, the bubble came down and Disney resorts reopened. Now, it looks like the bubble will soon be back for another round, because the NBA G League is expected to come to Disney World.
Whether it’s through water art, taking unique photos, or creating other special moments, Disney World Cast Members make magic every day for guests. But, with the global pandemic, park closures, furloughs, and ultimately layoffs, many Cast Members have been seriously impacted by all of the changes this year brought to the world.
Many have joined together to support Cast Members in need. One union representing Disney many employees, Local 737, started a food bank that has distributed much-needed groceries to Cast Members and their families. Recently we shared that the food bank was getting dangerously close to shutting down due to a lack of supplies. But, the NBA Players Association is now stepping in to help!
We’re getting close to the day the sun will set on this wild year for Disney World and for all of us. 2020 has been…well…kind of weird in more ways than one.
Think: what would you have thought a year ago if we told you that Disney parks would spend a BIG portion of this year closed? What about that you’d be wearing a mask everywhere and hoarding toilet paper in 2020? It’s been…different. 😂 Well, we’re taking a look at some of the absolute weirdest things that happened in the parks in 2020!
Well, it’s official. The NBA Bubble is no more in Disney World.
Last week, the final game of the NBA Finals finished with an exciting win for the Los Angeles Lakers over the Miami Heat. To celebrate, Disney lit up Cinderella Castle in the victorious team’s colors! Now, with the NBA gone, fencing around Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is starting to come down.
The NBA has been playing in a bubble in Disney World for several months, and now they’re super-strange 2020 season has come to an end!
In an exciting NBA championship game, the Los Angeles Lakers beat out the Miami Heat with a final score of 106-93. With the Lakers as the new NBA Champs, Disney World turned to a major symbol to celebrate!
The NBA Finals kick off TODAY in Disney World with seven games to be played by October 13th.
Who will be the champion? Will it be the Miami Heat or the Los Angeles Lakers? We’ll have to wait and see! But, we DON’T have to wait to snag some sweet new merchandise inspired by the big games. Take a look at all of the new NBA Finals merchandise available online!
Sports fans — you’re not being left out of the action either! We’ve been watching for updates from the “NBA Bubble” since basketball games began at the ESPN Wide World of Sports. Even though the NBA playoffs are nearing their end, Disney Resort hotel guests and some Annual Passholders can now pre-order some basketball themed MagicBands for their stay.