Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Universal Orlando Brings NBC to CityWalk + NBA Moves to Disney

© Universal Orlando
After being under construction for quite some time, Universal Orlando has revealed what will replace the former NASCAR Sports Grille in Orlando's CityWalk.  The NBC Sports Grill & Brew will be the "ultimate sports dining experience," featuring an expansive menu of 75 items and over 100 HD TVs located throughout - showing NBC Sports, of course.

Opening this Fall, the new restaurant will also feature an open kitchen located in the middle of the establishment.  This will allow guests to watch their food being prepared on custom open-fire grills.  With "brew" in the name, there will be over 100 different kinds of beer available, including a custom brew for the restaurant.  And outdoor beer garden will offer a great place to relax after a day in the parks.

It also looks like CityWalk's NBA City will also be closing at the end of August - no word yet on a replacement venue.  Not at all coincidentally, today Disney announced that the NBA Experience will be opening at Disney Springs - formerly Downtown Disney.  The "entertainment experience" will feature a restaurant and store, along with "hands-on activities."  It sounds like it will be considerably larger than what was offered at CityWalk.  Interesting to see the NBA switch between properties, but it sounds like it is a smart move for both entertainment centers.


Milton E. Malespin said...

Well, Disney owns the rights to the NBA Finals and an entourage of their games throughout the season. It only makes too much sense.