This morning, we will take a look around the entire area, checking out the former NBA City Restaurant and the new NBC Sports Grill & Brew. Enjoy the tour:
The huge CityWalk stage has been temporarily removed. A much smaller stage replaced it:
The NBC Sports Grill & Brew continues to take shape:
The main entrance:
The outdoor patio:
A side view:
Work also continues to install the new LED screens on the exterior of the building:
The secondary entrance of the future restaurant:
A peek behind the walls:
A view of the location from across the lagoon:
The rest of CityWalk:
The NBA City Restaurant:
A sign now tells Guests that something new (and hopefully exciting) will soon fill this space:
The shop was still filed with merchandise when it closed:
The menus have been removed:
I'm very surprised that they chained the doors. No matter the reason, its pretty tacky, and if I was vacationing there and saw that, I'd turn my butt right around and leave property "if a store isn't safe enough with a lock, how dangerous is this area?"
They are saying that it looks very tacky, there are much better ways of securing a building, other than using PLASTIC chain..........I know, let's use a tie-wrap......or even some string.......
Maybe there are a few keys to the main door in circulation and they wanted just one temporary lock for that door, did anyone ever think of that? As to you leaving the property that is pretty sad! "Oh come on dear they have a chain on the door of that closed building, let's jump in the car and drive somewhere else" get a grip
I didn't care about this NBA place when it was open at Universal, and I won't care about the NBA place that will eventually open in Disney Springs. I'd never notice the plastic chain because I just don't care about the NBA at all and would never visit it.
My boys really loved Disney Quest. It seems pretty stupid to change it to a NBA experience when the one at Universal failed badly. I wonder how long it will be before the Disney one bellies up too!
It's not really stupid at all when you think about it. If the NBA Experience fails at Disney, Disney looses nothing but the rent they will collect. Disney Quest cost Disney money in labor and upkeep which the NBA Experience will not.
NBA moving is just smart business. Quest was a glorified Chuck E' Cheese that diminished the Disney brand. In 2014 the NBA signed a 9 year deal with ESPN. Disney owns 80% of ESPN so it makes sense that they would want to improve this brand. Putting the NBA on Disney property will be good for both brands.
Anybody know when the NBC Sports Grill & Brew is going to open? Early fall is approaching...