Teen’s Surprise Trip to NBA Experience at Disney Springs Leads to Magical Moment

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

A Pennsylvania teen’s surprise gift to visit NBA Experience became extra special when a chance meeting with a former NBA pro turned into an unforgettable magical moment at Disney Springs.  

Reece Henry, who loves basketball, was recently surprised by his parents with a trip to NBA Experience at Disney Springs in Florida.  Reece’s joyous response was shared on social media as the family traveled to the Walt Disney World Resort. 

After arriving, Reece was exploring the NBA Experience and its interactive activities including Dunk!, Dribble!, Shoot! and Slingshot when he had an unexpected meeting with a former NBA player – Quentin Richardson.   Quentin was visiting Disney Springs for a special event.  

As you can see in the video, Reece spent time with Quentin in what turned out to be an inspiring and memorable day at Disney Springs.  

“We’re huge Disney fans and there’s constant magic around every corner,” Reece’s mother, Clarissa Laskey said.  “It was inspiring to hear Quentin tell him that whether you’re on the court or not, you can do something in basketball and I think that will inspire him.” 

NBA Experience is a one-of-a-kind, interactive venue that immerses guests in the world of professional basketball. Guests of all ages and skills can celebrate and learn about their favorite teams and players in this high-tech and family-friendly environment. 

And now, with the NBA season underway, it’s a great time to check out NBA Experience for yourself!