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NBA City closing?

Universal Orlando: NBA City closing and being replaced by a WWE Hall of Fame.

From Anthony Messina
Posted August 15, 2013 at 8:03 AM
I was reading in a few reports that NBA City in universal orlando might be closing and taking its place would be a WWE Restaurant along with a Hall of Fame. Thought it sounded very interesting. I ate at NBA City before and didn't think it was anything so great. Also, me being a wrestling fan and a theme park junkie this would be a very cool collabaration as well for myself.Thoughts?


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From N B
Posted August 15, 2013 at 8:51 AM
I heard the same thing... I don't think I have ever set foot in there, to be honest. WWE would be much more popular in my opinion.

From Shannon Nelson
Posted August 15, 2013 at 10:01 AM
Any idea on a time frame for closing? I have to say in all my time spent at Universal, I have never eaten there either. Too many other options. I was considering eating there this Thanksgiving if it is still open. We always stay at Royal Pacific, and the logo man statue is the first thing we see along with Jimmy Buffets as the boat first enters City Walk, that's all I know about the place. WWE would be a better fit.

From Anthony Messina
Posted August 15, 2013 at 10:27 AM
I don't think it's anything definite at this point, but in the article I read it said Orlando is trying to get wrestlemania there in 2015 and have the hall of fame opening coincide with it possibly.

From Mark Fairleigh
Posted August 15, 2013 at 11:49 AM
I've only stepped into NBA once and that was only in the gift shop. Been a wrestling fan since watching Georgia Championship Wrestling on TBS back in the day, so would love a wrestling-themed restaurant. Especially if they made a point of celebrating older wrestlers in addition to current talent...guys like Savage, Piper, Snuka, etc.

From Manny Rodriguez
Posted August 15, 2013 at 12:39 PM
Mark what would you mean by talent all there shows are fake :1

From James Rao
Posted August 15, 2013 at 6:32 PM
I actually love NBA City. Great food, huge portions, great atmosphere, reasonable prices. Their Cinnamon Berries dessert is one of the finest delicacies in Orlando. I was sad to read about its possible closing. In this case, I hope the rumors are not true.

From N B
Posted August 16, 2013 at 12:53 AM
The out of proportion statue in front of NBA City kind of freaks me out...

From Matt Babiak
Posted August 16, 2013 at 4:49 PM
NBA, as a global brand, is much more popular than WWE

From Mark Fairleigh
Posted August 17, 2013 at 3:41 PM
Manny, do you consider acting a talent? Yeah, it's all fake but it still takes talent to put on a good athletic show for the audience. A good wrestler can sell the action and make you care even though you know it's fake, a bad one just makes it so boring that you have nothing left but to dwell on the fakeness of it. ;)

From Manny Rodriguez
Posted August 17, 2013 at 8:29 PM
Pretending to be athletic and or show off is not a talent at all.

From Andrew Dougherty
Posted August 18, 2013 at 6:26 AM
There actually is talent involved. They are all stunt actors.

From Manny Rodriguez
Posted August 18, 2013 at 10:28 AM
Thank you andrew that was the word i was looking for.

From steve lee
Posted August 18, 2013 at 12:02 PM
I agree with James on the quality. We've eaten there twice and found the food to be a considerable step up from most of Citiwalk (and I can't stand basketball, so there's no thematic bias involved).

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