Tag: ESPN Wide World of Sports

Looking Back at Walt Disney World’s 2013 Marathon Weekend

Looking Back at Walt Disney World’s 2013 Marathon Weekend

| January 23, 2013 | Reply

It was time again for runners and theme park junkies to stride their way through the Walt Disney World Resort.  The annual Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend showcased several races from a 1-mile kids’ race to a full 26.2 marathon.  More than 66,000 runners gathered in sunny, warm Central Florida to participate in the biggest [...]

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Disney’s Tower of Terror 10-Miler Weekend – A Reflection

Disney’s Tower of Terror 10-Miler Weekend – A Reflection

| October 15, 2012 | 2 Replies

Runners from 50 states and 14 countries gathered at the Walt Disney World resort for the Inaugural Tower of Terror 10-Miler weekend.  The collection of races saw children all the way to seniors running various distances all the way to the featured night time race; The Tower of Terror 10-Miler.  Continue through the page break [...]

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Are you Ready to Conquer the Tower of Terror?

Are you Ready to Conquer the Tower of Terror?

| August 9, 2012 | 1 Reply

Don’t look now, but we’ve turned the calendar to August.  That means the fall season at Walt Disney World is just around the corner.  This year the folks at runDisney are giving us a treat, or a scare.  I’m not sure which, but it may be a little of both.  This September 29th runDisney is [...]

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Video: Brazilian Soccer Star Kaká at ESPN Wide World of Sports

Video: Brazilian Soccer Star Kaká at ESPN Wide World of Sports

| June 20, 2011 | 4 Replies

Kaká, the Brazilian soccer star who plays professionally for Real Madrid, recently spent time at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.  He was on hand to help promote next month’s Disney Cup International Youth Soccer Tournament.  The competition brings in nearly 200 youth soccer teams from 16 different countries including Kaká’s home country of Brazil, [...]

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Gold Medal Gymnast Nastia Liukin Helps Girls at Walt Disney World

Gold Medal Gymnast Nastia Liukin Helps Girls at Walt Disney World

| June 4, 2011 | 1 Reply

On Friday, June 3, four Orlando-area gymnasts had their dreams come true when they received advice from 2008 Olympic Gymnast Nastia Liukin (gold medal all-around) in a private training session at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.  One of the athletes, Olessia Dunaeva of Clermont, FL said, “She’s my idol.  It’s always a dream to [...]

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Greeny and Golic Talk Disney’s ESPN: The Weekend with the DIS

Greeny and Golic Talk Disney’s ESPN: The Weekend with the DIS

| March 4, 2011 | 2 Replies

Spring is in the air at Walt Disney World, and the International Flower and Garden Festival has opened with the theme “Epcot Springs to Life.”  Well another Disney theme park is also “springing” to life as Disney’s Hollywood Studios hosts its 8th Annual ESPN the Weekend March 3rd – 6th.  The co-hosts of the event, ESPN’s Mike [...]

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Video: Globetrotters Return to Disney Thanksgiving Weekend

Video: Globetrotters Return to Disney Thanksgiving Weekend

| October 23, 2010 | 1 Reply

There will be plenty of opportunity for basketball fans to get their fix Thanksgiving Weekend at Walt Disney World.  The Harlem Globetrotters return to the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex for two games Saturday, November 27, 2010.  The Globetrotters game is embedded in the middle of the 5th Annual Old Spice Classic November 25-28.  [...]

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