Demolition crews have been spotted on-site at the former Walt Disney World Speedway, which will give way to a much needed expanded parking lot at the Ticket and Transportation Center. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to changes to parking… Read More »Roadwork projects signal transportation changes at Walt Disney World
I’ve often thought of ESPN Wide World of Sports complex as Walt Disney World’s unheralded fifth gate. Many guests spend at least part of their Orlando vacation there either participating in or watching a sport. We also know that EPSN is a huge part of… Read More »Is ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Disney World’s 5th Gate?
Hold the phone. If you know me, you know I don’t run unless something scary is chasing me, yet this news that Disney and New Balance are teaming up for a multi-year strategic alliance today that includes exclusive Mickey & Minnie themed running shoes, running-specific initiatives, and co-branding opportunities has me considering getting off the couch for a jog. New Balance is pretty much the only shoe that fits my foot, so this is, pardon the pun, a perfect fit for me.
This exciting alliance will bring New Balance’s innovative, design-forward athletic footwear to the leading vacation destination in the world, in particular Disney’s thriving sports business. As part of the collaboration, New Balance becomes the official athletic shoe of Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. New Balance also becomes the official running shoe for runDisney race weekends and the official baseball shoe of amateur baseball events at the Sports Complex.
In addition, New Balance also becomes the title sponsor of the track & field facility at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, home of the annual Walt Disney World Cross Country Classic and Disney’s Track & Field Spring Training for high school and collegiate teams. Future initiatives include the creation of maps for the running trails at Walt Disney World Resort and fitness programs for Disney resort guests interested in pursuing healthy options.Read More »New Balance becomes official Running Shoe of Walt Disney World, RunDisney
While on vacation with his family, Brazilian soccer (aka football) star Kaka took a few moments to pose and kick around a soccer ball with Mickey Mouse at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Later the Real Madrid player, whose real name is Ricardo Izecson… Read More »Brazilian Soccer Star Kaka Plays With Mickey Mouse at ESPN Wide World of Sports
Today marked the 15th anniversary of ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, or as it was known back then “Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex.” The facility has undergone a lot of changes over the years, a re-branding to ESPN, and hosted a number of… Read More »ESPN WWOS Complex Turns 15
Believe it or not spring training for Major League Baseball is less than a month away. Living in Central Florida is great, because you get to see many of the stars of the league as they come play during spring training. This week, however, there… Read More »Wounded Military Heroes Play Ball at ESPN Wide World of Sports
After watching all seven games of the 2011 World Series, one can’t help but root for the power hitting St. Louis Cardinals, who pulled out a terrific win against a very worthy opponent. Old fans and the newly converted will get their first chance to see the World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals when they come to Walt Disney World as part of the Spring Training program at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Fans of the Yankees, Mets and Phillies will also get a chance to see their team take on the Atlanta Braves at their training camp.
The Cardinals and Yankees, as well as the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies, make up the core of the Braves’ 18-game home schedule at Champion Stadium at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney. The Cardinals face the Braves on March 19. The Yankees visit twice, Saturday March 10 and Wednesday March 28, and the New York Mets come in three times, March 9 and 23 and the spring home finale April 2. And the Phillies face the Braves on April 1.
According to a report on WESH, a local Orlando news station, Disney has filed plans for the 100 lane bowling center that is planned for ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. As you can see in the overlay I worked on above (click for a… Read More »Disney Reveals Plans for ESPN WWOS Bowling Center in new Filing