Yep. Sad, but not unexpected. I've been in meetings, but my station got that confirmed around 11 this morning. Disney DENIES "One Man's Dream" is closing.Well, it's game over for Disneyquest!!!!
MLS would even be better and draw an international crowd.
Anyway, NBA? Meh. Now, if they had cut a deal with the WWE... Oh man oh man I'd be on that like white on rice!
This is a solid move considering what Disneyquest became (or more honestly, what it wasn't allowed to become).
While soccer/fútbol is more popular around the World, the MLS is far from respected anywhere but here, and not even here by many.
I can only imagine my English & Scottish friend's reaction (who love Lebron, Kobe & the NBA) if they encountered an MLS themed restaurant/attraction in Disney Springs. It would be utter laughter.
Maybe the MLS wasn't as bad an idea as I thought.
This stinks. DisneyQuest needed a serious overhaul but it was unique and an attraction.
I'm sure the NBA bar will appeal to quite a few people, but it does nothing for me. I've been incredibly disappointed with the new offerings of Disney Springs, so at least they finally have something new with some name recognition.
It's a shame the Florida Mall can get things like Crayola, American Girl, M&Ms, etc. yet the Disney Springs lineup, so far, completely lacks any kind of punch (besides the Disney offerings that were already there).
Will the "NBA Experience" also include a tattoo shop, a place to design your own grillz, and a studio to record your own mediocre hip hop album?maybe they'll play videos about the lives of nba players, showcasing all the things they do that dont make alot of them good role models.
Yes, really. Those are unique and exciting offerings with big name recognition. You know, the types of things tourists enjoy?
Maybe you'd rather have Art Of Shaving, Havianas Shoes, Sanuk Shoes, Chapel Hats, Apex sunglasses, and Sound Lion, but those are pretty boring. They'd be fine (and obviously you need a wide variety of shops) if there were also some new things with some excitement, but so far, the new additions are pretty boring.
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