NBA players will get access to some Disney rides during Orlando games
NBA players will have access to some of the rides and experiences that Walt Disney World has to offer, according to a league memo that USA TODAY’s Jeff Zillgitt obtained.
The NBA has made arrangements with Disney to provide access to attractions and experiences, including after-hours access to Expedition Everest at Animal Kingdom, Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster at Hollywood Studios and Test Track at Epcot:
“Players will have the first opportunity to select experiences on a first come first serve basis and are recommended to book experiences at least 48 hours in advance,” the NBA memo said. “Open slots for experiences will be released 24 hours prior to the beginning of the event, during which period other members of the team travel party may book available inventory.”
NBA players and staffers will also have access to three golf courses with tee times for foursomes, as well as fishing trips, bowling, swimming pools, tennis courts and bike rides.
The “bubble” games are set to start on July 30. 22 NBA teams will play eight seeding games before the 2020 playoffs begin.
In the Eastern Conference, the Brooklyn Nets, Orlando Magic and Washington Wizards will jostle for the final two playoff spots, while the Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans, Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs and Phoenix Suns will battle it out for the eighth seed out West.