NBA Updates! Where They Are Staying at Walt Disney World & More

We’ve previously shared updates about the NBA coming to Walt Disney World to finish out their season. It has been confirmed that Walt Disney World’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex will be hosting the games likely beginning at the end of July. Here’s the latest round up of announcements about their upcoming stay at Walt Disney World.


Due to the health guidelines, the NBA will require all players to remain onsite for the duration of the season. The question has been where will they stay?

According to Shams Charania, Senior Lead NBA Insider, teams will stay at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, and the Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. The teams will be housed as follows:

Several amenities will be available for the NBA players as Charania shares here:

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An NBA analyst, Kevin O’Connor adds:

Charania also shares it will be mandatory for everyone in the NBA bubble to wear MagicBands:

As well as a mask update:

We are still waiting to hear from Walt Disney World confirming these updates, but in the meantime we’ll keep you posted as we learn more from NBA sources!

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 16 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.