NFL Pro Bowl Week Activities Coming to Walt Disney World Resort

It’s official!

After several weeks of anticipation, the NFL officially announced at a press conference held at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort that the 2017 Pro Bowl is coming to Orlando and will be played at Camping World Stadium near downtown.

But here’s the best part: Several of the official Pro Bowl activities will be staged at Walt Disney World Resort as part of the league’s new approach of making Pro Bowl Week a celebration of all levels of football – from youth to high school to the NFL’s best.

The Pro Bowl teams’ practices, an NFL Flag football event and other youth football events will take place at our sports complex. It’s the perfect fit when you consider the sports complex annually hosts more than 100 youth sports events, such as the Pop Warner Super Bowl, and regularly attracts NFL players for the Tom Shaw Performance Camp and the Gruden QB Camp.

Officials from the NFL, Disney Sports, ESPN and Florida Citrus Sports, plus Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, were part of the announcement Wednesday along with former NFL star Charles Woodson. The press conference followed an informal youth football clinic involving kids from Orlando’s Edgewater High School.

The announcement is quite a triumph for Central Florida because of the significant economic impact that comes with it as well as the national exposure from the ESPN telecast of the game.

If you want to get in on the Pro Bowl action, fans can sign up for exclusive presale ticket opportunities at www.ProBowl.com. Tickets go on sale to the general public in November.

New ‘Finding Dory’ Gift Card Available

Just keep swimming on over to DisneyGiftCard.com, Walt Disney World Resort, or Disneyland Resort for a new “Finding Dory”-themed Disney Gift Card. Just in time for the theatrical release of “Finding Dory,” this new card features everyone’s favorite unforgettable fish, Dory, lucky-finned Nemo, and unlikely new friend, Hank.

Disney Gift Card - Disney Springs

Also at Walt Disney World Resort, is an exclusive Disney Springs-themed Disney Gift Card now available at select Disney Springs merchandise locations, but like any Disney Gift Card, good for all things Disney. Guests at Disney Springs can embrace this truly amazing place, brimming with unique boutiques, one-of-a-kind eateries and lively entertainment. There’s such an incredible array of things to do—no two visits will ever be the same.

Load your Disney Gift Card with as little as $15 and use it to purchase practically all things Disney from theme park tickets to Mickey merchandise at Disney Destinations nationwide. Be sure to swim on into Disney Parks this Summer and don’t miss Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory” in theaters June 17, 2016.