An article in the Orlando Sentinel’s sports section focuses on one of the unique benefits that comes with sports training at ESPN Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World. It’s called cyrotherapy. It’s the same technology that cryogenic facilities use to quickly freeze a… Read More »Cryotherapy at ESPN WWoS Advances Sports Therapy
I’m looking forward to catching at least one Spring Training game while the MLB’s Atlanta Braves practice at the ESPN WWOS Complex. With ESPN The Weekend and the NY Mets in town, Disney is rolling out all the stops. This year they’re even adding new… Read More »Hidden Mickey finds way to MLB Spring Training at ESPN WWOS
Had a great time at the opening ceremonies of the ESPN RISE Games on Saturday. The crowd and the student athletes were really pumped up for the official launch of the two week event. I think this rendition of Thriller, led by DJ Steve Dunlap, was a great way to get everyone into the spirit.
More on the opening ceremonies later, but I wanted to get out the schedule of events as they’ll be shown on ESPN3.com and ESPNU.
Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade poses July 11, 2010 with a basketball-clad Mickey Mouse at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex. In honor of Wade’s visit to the 220-acre sports facility, Walt Disney World presented him with a custom-made and hand-painted trio of basketballs… Read More »What’s Next for Dwayne Wade? He’s going to Disney World
On the heels of the FIFA World Cup, nearly 200 elite youth soccer teams from around the world, including the Haitian National Women’s Under 17 team, will compete in the Disney Cup International Youth Soccer Tournament at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort, July 12-17.
Clubs featuring boys and girls (ages 9-17) from countries such as Brazil, Great Britain, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Malaysia, the United States and others will be joining the Haitian team in creating the largest field in the tournament’s 12-year history.
Today is another sad day at the Walt Disney World resort. An employee of the Disney owned Buena Vista Construction Company was working on providing power to a stage outside the entrance to the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex when he suffered severe injuries… Read More »Electrician at ESPN WWOS dies after injury
For two weeks in July, the ESPN RISE Games presented by Target will bring together more than 13,000 student athletes at the newly re-imagined ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Returning for its second year at the complex, the July 14-27 event features the country’s… Read More »Youth Athletes prepare to ‘RISE’ Above in ESPN RISE Games at ESPN WWOS
You may do a double take this weekend as 18,000 Disney Princesses take to the roads of Walt Disney World for the second annual Disney’s Princess Half Marathon. That’s nearly twice as many as ran last year. A plus, because it’s all for a good cause The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Also returning is Disney’s Fit For A Princess Expo. It is open to the public and is a great place for women to learn about health and wellness. Find it at the newly re-branded ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
“Every woman wants their chance to feel like a princess and this event allows them to embrace the attributes Disney princesses embody: commitment, courage, determination, fantasy, perseverance and strength,” said Disney Sports Area Manager Kathleen Duran. “This event is all about princesses and spreading the message of health and wellness to women of all fitness levels while incorporating the glamour and grace of the Disney princesses.”
Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend is part of the Endurance Series at Walt Disney World Resort, which gives recreational athletes of all ages and abilities the chance to walk, jog, run, bike and swim their way “around the world.” From marathons to road races to triathlons, athletes from across the country and around the world compete to stay in shape, achieve personal best times and raise donations for charitable causes. Popular Endurance Series events are Expedition Everest Challenge (June 12, 2010), Inaugural Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend (Oct. 1-2, 2010), Walt Disney World Marathon and Half Marathon (Jan. 6-9, 2011) and Champion 5k at ESPN the Weekend (February 2011).
More about this great event below the jump: