From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Emily Amato
It was a slam dunk weekend when basketball’s biggest stars and greatest fans descended on Chicago for NBA All-Star 2020, and what better way to celebrate than to bring a little Disney magic to the heart of the action?
Minnie Mouse helped kick off the weekend festivities by surprising athletes after the NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Sports® basketball game and applauding their accomplishments on the court.
Minnie then had a spotlight moment of her own, taking center court ahead of the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game. The Special Olympics athletes helped to cheer her onto the court and celebrate everything that makes her Positively Minnie, including being a sports fan!
Throughout the weekend, Walt Disney World Resort shared the excitement and energy of NBA Experience with basketball’s biggest fans. The new first-of-its-kind venue at Disney Springs lets fans experience the NBA through 13 immersive basketball-themed activities. Coming June 5-11, 2022, Orlando will also host 4,000 Special Olympics athletes, 1,500 coaches, and over 10,000 volunteers from across the United States at the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort!
Check out the highlight reel from all of the NBA All-Star action in this video, and be sure to visit NBA Experience at Disney Springs in Walt Disney World to take on the basketball skills challenges for yourself!