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Old 08-17-2021, 10:51 AM   #21
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Oooh I like!

I never realized the NBA experience was there. I heard about it and promptly forgot it existed. Ooops.
You’re not the only one. It might be the worst build out they’ve made in the last 10 years?
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Old 08-17-2021, 10:52 AM   #22
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Ha....That was me in my old house. I bought a basketball hoop and set it along the curb, facing the street. I would go out and shoot the ball by myself. Sometimes, the girl that lived across the street would come out and shoot with me. Not sure if i every saw my kids play/shoot at the basketball hoop. Its been years since I have played and just shoot around a hoop.

I always thought that the NBA experience was a bad idea. It was too narrow of a concept, for such a large venue. Plus, I felt that it never quite fit in the Disney Springs area.
Which executive green lit that thing anyways?

Hell. Another indoor putt putt place would’ve been a much better idea. Those things are gold mines.
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Old 08-17-2021, 10:55 AM   #23
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Which executive green lit that thing anyways?

Hell. Another indoor putt putt place would’ve been a much better idea. Those things are gold mines.
Ooohhh!
I like that idea there could be multiple courses of 9 holes with different theming.
Great rainy day activity or adults after 9 pm events, if DS is open to midnight.
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Old 08-17-2021, 11:00 AM   #24
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I didn't mind the NBA Experience although it held no interest for me. The aspect of Disney Springs that I enjoy over Downtown Disney is being able to avoid the Disney-centric shopping via the bridges and walkways. I do like that the Springs offers variety.
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Old 08-17-2021, 02:05 PM   #25
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My idea for this space would a Villain themed version of the Adventurer's Club. In NYC there's a place called the Jekyll and Hyde club. It's a monster/macabre themed restaurant that has several levels each themed to something different (library, mad scientist lab, etc). There are secret rooms (the bathroom is behind a bookcase). There's a big stage in the middle that does a show. And all the different themed rooms have show elements, like a talking suit of armor, that interact with guests. Disney could do a villain version of this - different rooms to different villains, a huge show element like Maleficent's dragon or Oogie Boogie's wheel, themed food and merchandise. If they really poured their show into this like they do on the cruise ships or the Galactic Starcruiser or even Be Our Guest, I think it would be something incredible.
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Old 08-17-2021, 02:07 PM   #26
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Which executive green lit that thing anyways?

Hell. Another indoor putt putt place would’ve been a much better idea. Those things are gold mines.
My guess is Adam Silver paid a ridiculous amount of money to get the NBA exposure, especially after Universal shuttered the restaurant there. The viability of the place may not have even been a concern, they just wanted frontage to get eyeballs, especially from Asian visitors (the NBA is pushing hard in China).
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Old 08-17-2021, 04:33 PM   #27
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We took our boys right after it opened up. They are HUGE basketball fans, and they LOVED it. That’s too bad. It was hardly open.

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Old 08-17-2021, 05:01 PM   #28
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Hell. Another indoor putt putt place would’ve been a much better idea. Those things are gold mines.
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Ooohhh!
I like that idea there could be multiple courses of 9 holes with different theming.
Great rainy day activity or adults after 9 pm events, if DS is open to midnight.
Top Golf?
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Old 08-17-2021, 07:17 PM   #29
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My idea for this space would a Villain themed version of the Adventurer's Club. In NYC there's a place called the Jekyll and Hyde club. It's a monster/macabre themed restaurant that has several levels each themed to something different (library, mad scientist lab, etc). There are secret rooms (the bathroom is behind a bookcase). There's a big stage in the middle that does a show. And all the different themed rooms have show elements, like a talking suit of armor, that interact with guests. Disney could do a villain version of this - different rooms to different villains, a huge show element like Maleficent's dragon or Oogie Boogie's wheel, themed food and merchandise. If they really poured their show into this like they do on the cruise ships or the Galactic Starcruiser or even Be Our Guest, I think it would be something incredible.
I had been to all three carnations of the NYC Jekyll and Hyde Club (original in Greenwich Village, Uptown, and Times Square and it was definitely a fun time!)
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Old 08-17-2021, 09:18 PM   #30
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another Disney thing I never visited and now have missed lol
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