Tag Archives: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

NFL Pro Bowl Week Will Return to Walt Disney World in 2019


The 2019 Pro Bowl is set to return to Orlando in January. The Walt Disney World Resort will welcome the NFL back to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex for an action-packed week celebrating all levels of football. The ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex will be host to the AFC and NFC team […]


‘American Idol’ Will Kick Off Its Nationwide Bus Tour Auditions at Walt Disney World


Walt Disney World Resort’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex will host American Idol’s first audition on Saturday, August 25th. This audition will kick off the newest season of American Idol as the judges tour over 20 cities, searching for the next singing sensation. Contestants traveling to Disney World to audition will also have the […]


ESPN Wide World of Sports Looks to Increase eSports Presence


Walt Disney World’s sprawling sports complex has followed through with its previous intentions to add eSports into the mix, and it appears that the events they’ve hosted so far are just the beginning. Back in May, Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex presented the Gfinity FIFA 2018 Spring Cup, marking the first time in […]


ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex to Host the 2022 Special Olympics USA Summer Games


According to the Orlando Sentinel, in 2022 the Special Olympics USA Summer Games will be held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World. This event will bring in “4,000 athletes, 1,500 coaches and 20,000 families and fans from all 50 states” to Central Florida. Every four years the Special Olympics […]


The Atlanta Braves Spring Training Staying at Walt Disney World Until April 2019


The Atlanta Braves have delayed their departure from their long-time spring training home of Walt Disney World. The team has played at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex since 1998, and will eventually be moving to a “new facility in West Villages in the City of North Port, Sarasota County.” In the meantime, the team […]


The Arena Brings New Concession Options to the Wide World of Sports Complex


The ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is having a busy month. Not only is Pro Bowl Week currently taking place, but we are still only one week past the official opening of The Arena. The Arena gives the Walt Disney World Resort a brand new venue to showcase the talents of young athletes in […]


NFL Pro Bowl Week Events at ESPN Wide World of Sports Begin This Week


It’s time for the NFL Pro Bowl Week at the Walt Disney World Resort, and with it comes plenty of opportunities for football-affiliated family fun. All Pro Bowl events will be held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports, which will provide complimentary parking; many events are open to the public at no cost. Here […]


ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Opens New Arena


The much anticipated addition to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex opened ceremoniously this past Friday, January 12th; The Arena occupies 30,000 square feet and seats 8,000. Disney said in a release, “The launch of the arena, the third indoor competition venue at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, marks another milestone for the […]


Former Walt Disney World Cast Member Suing Disney Due to Alleged Discrimination


According to the Orlando Sentinel, Abderrahmane Sebti, a former Cast Member of the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World, is suing Disney for more than $75,000 because he believes the company discriminated against him. The lawsuit has been filed in a U.S. District Court in which he is pursuing damages for lost […]


Disney Extends ESPN President John Skipper’s Contract Through 2021


According to a news article on The Big Lead, John Skipper, ESPN’s President, has signed a contract extension with Disney to continue his role as President of ESPN through 2021. Skipper has held the position since 2012. He began his career with the company twenty years ago when he started at ESPN the Magazine as […]