From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Kelsey Noland
I hope your holiday shopping is off to a great start! I’m still in need of a few gifts myself including my hard-to-shop-for brother. Lucky for me he’s a basketball fan and with the NBA Store now open at Disney Springs, there are incredible slam dunk gifts around every corner. I recently brought him to NBA Experience where he lived out all his basketball dreams (I also found out he’s way better at dribbling than me.) If you have a basketball-loving fan on your list who hasn’t yet experienced this venue, I would highly recommend it.
Thirteen unique experiences will immerse them into the world of the NBA and the WNBA where the magic of Disney brings it all together. My favorite activity is the Slingshot experience—it offers some family-friendly competition and not to brag but I have won two of three rounds so far. Another favorite? Dunk! In this experience, you’ll challenge yourself to reach new heights and capture baller photos of your skills in action. Tickets start at only $34 and are purchased in advance here (a great stocking stuffer surprise!)
Just around the corner from NBA Experience is the NBA Store full of licensed apparel, hats, and accessories. Did I mention there’s also Disney-exclusive product you’ll only find at Disney Springs? (Score!) Here’s a few of my favorite finds that will keep them looking stylish all season long.
Disney Exclusive Collections
Show a little Disney character with a new line of apparel and accessories created specifically for NBA Experience featuring Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy in their best basketball attire. Favorites from the collection include themed ear hats and ears, T-shirts, and the iconic Loungefly backpack that feels like the same texture as a basketball! And don’t worry—Mickey doesn’t have a favorite team, so you can find him representing all teams on water bottles, patches, trading pins and more.
Licensed NBA Jerseys and Hats
Look like a pro on and off the court with licensed jerseys that represent a variety of teams, current players, and even basketball legends.
NBA Experience Apparel and Accessories
Loved your time at NBA Experience? Show it off in a style that’s uniquely you! You’ll find a variety of T-shirts, polos, backpacks, and hats including a new collection from New Era featuring Mickey Mouse, Goofy, and Donald Duck in a slick collector’s box.
Add your own personal touch to your gear at our D-Tech on Demand station where you can add customization to MagicBands, water bottles, smartphone cases, magnets and ornaments!
Planning a visit to Disney Springs soon? Keep an eye out on the larger-than-life jumbotron outside the venue where live games will be broadcast. Looking to watch a game over dinner and drinks? I recommend stopping by Splitsville just a short walk away from NBA Experience for slam dunk deliciousness.
Check out our “For the Kids” category in our Disney Springs Digital Gift Guide for more gifting ideas for the NBA Store like spinning toy basketball that make you look like an all-time basketball pro with no experience required. For more gifting ideas, be sure to follow us on social media @DisneySprings. Happy shopping!