Just like 98.8% of college basketball players!
LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL — The NBA Experience, Disney Springs’ newest addition, opens on August 12. The attraction promises to let guests “live out their hoop fantasies” in a realistic simulation of pro basketball. And Uncle Walt’s Insider has learned just how realistic it is:
Most folks won’t make it in the door, even after buying a ticket.
Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation) tells us, “Most men’s college basketball players’ ‘hoop fantasies’ are to go on to play in the NBA. But according to the NCAA’s own statistics, only 1.2% of college players get to the next level. We want the NBA Experience to be ultra-realistic, so we incorporated that into the admission process.”
The pressure is on — just like in the NCAA
According to Disney (no relation), every guest buying an admission ticket to the NBA Experience will immediately be required to show off their basketball ability in a five-minute skills test. Only those in the top 1.2% (compared with other guests) will be allowed to continue into the NBA Experience’s prime exhibits. The remainder are sent to the Disney Springs McDonalds to fill out a job application.
“Hey, it could be worse,” says Disney (no relation). “At least we used the college stats. If we treated guests like high school players, then we’d only let in one out of every 1,860 guests!”
So, basically none of the writers here will ever get in. Maybe X. Will you? Let us know in the comments below!
Cover photo: Artist’s concept of the extremely exclusive NBA Experience. Photo © Disney.