MLB Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. Launches Ripken Baseball Experience at Walt Disney World

Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. visited Walt Disney World today to announce the launch of the Ripken Baseball Experience at Walt Disney World Resort.

Cal Ripken, Jr. in Walt Disney World ©Disney

Starting in 2020, The Ripken Experience at Walt Disney World will allow baseball players ages 6 to 18 to compete in high-level youth baseball tournaments at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

In addition to fun on the field, the players will be treated to an opening ceremony, have free time in Disney World’s parks, and more.

The week-long Ripken Experience at Walt Disney World Resort includes:

  • 6 Game Guarantee / 9 Game Maximum
  • Opening Ceremonies and Skills Competitions
  • PA Announcements and Walk-Up Music
  • MLB Tournament Ambassador
  • Player and Coach Gifts
  • Ripken Experience Rings
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Ripken, a 19-time All-Star shortstop, played 21 seasons for the Baltimore Orioles. During his MLB career he was nicknamed “The Iron Man” after setting the professional baseball record for most consecutive games played — 2,632 games!

If you know of a youth baseball team that might be interested in being part of the Ripken Baseball Experience at Walt Disney World, visit ripkenbaseball.com/walt-disney-world.

Will you be looking into the Ripken Baseball Experience for your team? Let us know in the comments!

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Sarah has built a career in communications and marketing that started when she was the editor of her high school newspaper. She has written for AllEars.net since 2018, and enjoys sharing Disney news and updates with the AllEars community. She's been a Disney fan ever since her first visit to Walt Disney World when she was 5, and has been known to arrange trips around visiting a Disney park!

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