Construction Update: Disney Springs’ NBA Experience, Jaleo, and Pepe Take Shape!

Disney Springs is becoming the place to be — and that’s before the NBA Experience has even opened! Coming this summer, the NBA Experience is developed by Walt Disney Imagineering in collaboration with the NBA and promises an interactive experience for everyone.

NBA Experience Construction Progress

The NBA Experience is being built on the site of the former Disney Quest, in Disney SpringsWest Side.

A walk by the NBA Experience let us see how the building is really taking shape and starting to look a lot like the concept art!

NBA Experience Construction Progress
NBA Experience Concept Art ©Disney

We can even see the basketball players on the artistic panels being added to the building.

NBA Experience Construction Progress
NBA Experience Construction Progress

This new interactive location is set to open this summer. Learn more about all this location will offer including NBA Combine Challenges, Photo Opportunities, Trivia Games, a Slam Dunk Court, and so much more!

NBA Experience Construction Progress

Also opening this summer on ground level of the NBA Experience will be the City Works Eatery & Pour House. Learn more about this new eatery here.

City Works Eatery & Pour House Rendering

The NBA Experience and City Works aren’t the only new locations coming to Disney Springs. We are anxiously awaiting the opening of Jaleo this winter. A visit to this location showed more progress, including the sign for Pepe, the quick service option for this restaurant.

Jaleo Construction Progress
Jaleo and Pepe Construction Progress

The building is definitely taking on the distinctive shape of an artichoke! 

Jaleo Construction Progress
Jaleo Construction Progress

Are you looking forward to visiting Jaleo and the NBA Experience when they open? Let us know in the comments below!

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Sarah has built a career in communications and marketing that started when she was the editor of her high school newspaper. She has written for AllEars.net since 2018, and enjoys sharing Disney news and updates with the AllEars community. She's been a Disney fan ever since her first visit to Walt Disney World when she was 5, and has been known to arrange trips around visiting a Disney park!

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