Explore the NBA Disney World bubble in augmented reality

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The NBA is poised for a monumental undertaking: restarting the 2019-2020 season inside Disney World amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Shockingly, this idea could work. Ten days before games are set to begin on July 30, the NBA announced there were zero positive COVID-19 tests in the so-called “bubble” and it looks like the season will continue without a hitch.

The bubble itself sits inside Disney World’s massive 40-square-mile campus in Orlando, Florida. Teams will play all of their games at three venues at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in the southern area of the park but live at three hotels at various locations throughout Disney World.

It may be hard to visualize the size, scale and location where players will spend the rest of the NBA season, so we built the entirety of the NBA bubble in 3D augmented reality. You can explore Disney World as a whole, as well as the Wide World of Sports Complex and the three hotels by clicking on the video below and cycling through the five icons on the bottom of the experience.

The 3D experience can be viewed on both desktop and mobile.

For desktop:

  • Click on “View in 3D” above

  • Use your mouse to zoom and rotate the object

For mobile (optimal experience):

  • Click on “View in 3D” above

  • Tap on the camera icon in the upper right-hand corner of the browser

  • Press “allow” (this prompt should come up multiple times)

  • Place the object in your space, use your fingers to resize and rotate in augmented reality

  • To take a photo of what you’re seeing, tap on the screen and a camera icon will appear