New Arena at Walt Disney World Resort Expands National Competition Stage for America’s Youth Athletes

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ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex has officially opened a new multi-purpose sports and entertainment arena to help mark its 20th anniversary. The 8,000-seat arena will host a variety of major indoor sporting events, from basketball to volleyball to gymnastics to wrestling. The Arena at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex hosted its inaugural event, the UCA and UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship, this past weekend. The venue will host runDisney Health & Fitness Expos during runDisney race weekends, beginning with the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend presented by Children's Miracle Network Hospitals in February.
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Register now for NFL Pro Bowl’s Fun Run Series at Walt Disney World

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This is NFL Pro Bowl Week at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. There are many free and open-to-the-public events, including AFC and NFC football team practices. Fans can also cheer on favorite players as they go against each other at the 2018 Pro Bowl Skills Showdown. The NFL Pro Bowl Experience -- a free, interactive fan zone with fun activities for the whole family -- is open daily at 10 a.m. starting Wednesday. Fans can head over to Disney Springs for the NFL Pro Bowl All-Star Pep Rally starting at 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 27. The Pep Rally will feature special entertainment, games, NFL cheerleaders and mascot appearances, and more. To learn more about Pro Bowl Week or to purchase tickets for Sunday's game at Camping World Stadium, visit http://www.nfl.com/probowl. EDITOR'S NOTE: Read more about the Pro Bowl Fun Run HERE.
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Walt Disney World offers new LaLiga youth soccer program

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Summer camp season is upon parents everywhere. And for those who have children who love playing soccer, Walt Disney World is offering a new training option. For years I have written about the Disney Soccer Academy for youths that takes place each summer at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. I questioned why I … Continue reading "Walt Disney World offers new LaLiga youth soccer program"
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How your teen (and you!) can volunteer at Walt Disney World

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Teenagers who would like to volunteer and earn community service hours at The Most Magical Place on Earth have several opportunities coming up. Registration is now open for the 2017 Special Olympics Florida State Summer Games on May 20 and 21 at ESPN Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World. Disney volunteers, also known … Continue reading "How your teen (and you!) can volunteer at Walt Disney World"
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Atlanta Braves Team Workouts Underway for 20th Year at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney

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This year, the Atlanta Braves will celebrate 20 years of Spring Training at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Fans can see the Braves take on the Toronto Blue Jays on February 25 in the first of their 18 home games. Other notable matchups include the Boston Red Sox (March 3), New York Yankees (March 9) and Mets (March 10, 25 and 29). Fans are welcome to attend workouts (adult admission is $18, while child admission is $13) at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Be sure to bring a marker, as you could have the opportunity to get autographs from your favorite Braves players during practices. There are still tickets available to Braves Spring Training games, which can be purchased through Ticketmaster outlets and at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Box Office. For more information about the Braves schedule, tickets and more, visit www.espnwwos.com/braves.
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You finished your runDisney race. Now what?

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runDisney's biggest race weekend of the year, the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend, kicks off tomorrow. Runners will tackle a 5K, 10K, half marathon or full marathon - or a combination of races - early in the morning. In general, they finish before the theme parks open, so what do runners like to do before they hit the rides and attractions? If you're new to Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend, here are some suggestions.
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NFL Pro Bowl Activities Coming to WDW

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The 2017 NFL Pro Bowl is coming to Orlando in January 2017. Walt Disney World Resort will host the Pro Bowl 5K Run, a celebratory parade featuring Pro Bowlers in Magic Kingdom and team practices at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The Pro Bowl itself will be held on Sunday, January 29, 2017, at Camping World Stadium. Registration for the Pro Bowl 5K Run and tickets for the Pro Bowl will be available beginning October 25. Check out ProBowl.com for more information.
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