From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Jeremy Schoolfield
We’re almost ready for tipoff at NBA Experience, so it’s time to start dressing the part! This new, one-of-a-kind destination coming to Disney Springs officially debuts Aug. 12, and you can already find cool, exclusive merchandise at the NBA Store that’s now open inside NBA Experience. It’s the place for items that blend NBA authenticity with Disney storytelling.
NBA Experience evokes the feel of a modern NBA arena, and its retail location maintains that same vibe – it’s sleek and vibrant. As you explore the space, you’ll find a diverse collection of merchandise, from clothing to purses and backpacks to pins, toys and collectibles … and much more. Here are a few items that stood out during my most recent visit:
Character Clothing – Disney created new basketball action poses for Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy just for NBA Experience, and each character is featured on his or her own special shirt – and socks!
Official NBA Experience Apparel – The slick NBA Experience logo can be found on polos, t-shirts, tanks, long-sleeve shirts and more.
Customizable Collection – In the middle of the store you’ll find a D Tech on Demand station that allows you to add customization to MagicBands, water bottles, smartphone cases, magnets and ornaments.
Backpacks – Sure to be a fan favorite is the Loungefly mini-backpack featuring Mickey Mouse Ears and a pebble-grain design that mimics a basketball. There’s also a stylish full-size backpack with the NBA Experience logo that would be great for your next outing to the gym or for kids going back to school.
Exclusive Mickey Mouse Ear Hats – Did I save the best for last? Possibly! The NBA Store features an exclusive set of Mickey Mouse Ear Hats that look just like you’re wearing a basketball!
These are just a few that grabbed my attention, and there’s so much more to find in this expansive new store, including plenty of NBA team apparel, player jerseys (including all-time great retired players) and collectibles.
Go check it out, and then get ready for tipoff at NBA Experience on Aug. 12 – tickets are on sale now wherever Walt Disney World Resort park tickets are sold!
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