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Disney News Round-up For Friday, September 14th, 2018

It's been another busy week trying to keep up with following all things Disney. Here are a few bits of recent news we didn't want you to miss!

The Walt Disney Company tops Forbes' list of the World's Best Regarded Companies for 2018, moving up four spots from 2017, the first year that the rankings were compiled. Disney ranks No. 1, earning the highest marks among Forbes' 2018 Global 2000 companies.

2019 Atlanta Braves Spring Training Schedule at ESPN Wide World of Sports

Disney & Major League Baseball are both as American as apple pie, so it's no wonder that the Atlanta Braves have been making their spring home at the ESPN Wide World of Sports (WWoS) for more than 20 years. In fact the very first event held at WWoS was a Braves Spring Training Game. Sadly, 2019 will be the final year for The Atlanta Braves to hold Spring Training at Walt Disney World. Now is the time to make your travel plans to enjoy both of these the great American institutions in the same fabulous vacation.

Disney News Round-up: Ale & Compass Restaurant Now Open, Minnie Van Updates, and More

Happy day before Thanksgiving! If you're traveling today, here's to short lines at the airport and no traffic jams! If you're at home, we hope you're enjoying a great day. In today's round-up we're talking about the brand new Ale & Compass Restaurant at Disney's Yacht Club Resort, a new addition to the Minnie Van rotation, and more.

Disney News Round-Up: Animals Return to the Tree of Life, Membership Extras at Epcot Festival, and More

Happy Thursday! We're back with another Disney news round-up today. In today's news we're talking about animals returning to the Tree of Life at Disney's Animal Kingdom, a few "membership extras" for Disney Vacation Club members, and more.

Disney Parks Moms Panel Search Opens September 7

Are you the go-to Disney vacation planner in your family? Do your friends come to you seeking advice on all kinds of Disney vacation? If you answered yes, you might consider applying for the 2017 Disney Parks Moms Panel.

Full Lineup Announced for 2016 Night of Joy at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

The 2016 Night of Joy is scheduled for September 9-10 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. In addition to two nights of Contemporary Christian Music, this year's event will also feature other special activities at the Wide World of Sports Complex.

ESPN Wide World of Sports Building State-of-the-Art Cheerleading and Dance Competition Complex

The ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex announced earlier this year that a new state-of-the-art indoor venue was planned. This new facility is being built specifically for cheerleading and dance competitions.

Disney Sports News Round-Up: AAU Boys’ Basketball National Championships at ESPN Wide World of Sports, Olympic Athletes Training at Disney, and More

It's been a while since we took a peek at the sporting events at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex so today we're checking out what's been going on. This weekend nearly 4,800 elite athletes are competing at the AAU Boys' Basketball National Championships!

Disney News Round-up: New Dooney & Bourke Designs, Disney Beaches Reopen, and More

Welcome to another weekly round-up of all the Disney news that's fit to print! We have a lot of news to report including two new Disney Dooney & Bourke collections and a new device for charging your electronics at Disney World. Let's check it out.

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Guest Review: Braves Spring Training At ESPN Wide World Of Sports

I gotta admit: sports confuse me. I've tried since I was little to learn the rules of football, baseball, tennis...nothing seems to stick. So when my friend invited me to see an Atlanta Braves Spring Training Game at Disney, I was a little nervous.

I love my friend, but would I love this game? I love Disney, so would seeing it at the ESPN Wide World of Sports make it better? What if I ask too many questions in the stands and she gets annoyed? But most importantly: does this place sell Dole Whips?

Walt Disney World Resort Offers Guests Fun and Festive Events for the Fall 2014 Season

As you bust out the beach blankets and sunscreen you might not be ready to think about fall, but it's never too soon to plan your post-Labor Day vacation to Walt Disney World.

Disney has a lineup of fun fall events planned beginning September 1 with the very first Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party of the season.

Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Is A Winning Sports Travel Destination

Did you know that Walt Disney World is one of the premier destinations for Sports Travel in the United States? As home to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Disney hosts more than 350 events and 350,000 athletes each year. In fact it's the leading multi-sport venue for amateur and professional sports in the nation! The 255-acre complex is capable of accommodating 70 different sports utilizing multiple indoor and outdoor competition venues.

2013 Expedition Everest Challenge

The Forbidden Mountain beckons guests deep within Disney's Animal Kingdom, inviting them to adventure and inspiring them to reach new heights. You too can face the mountain and meet the Yeti like never before in runDisney's Expedition Everest Challenge!

The Inaugural Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler

The Inaugural Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler took over 10,000 runners into another dimension on September 29. This is the second nighttime race on the runDisney roster and it was a hauntingly good time! The course began at Disney's Hollywood Studios and took runners down Osceola Parkway towards Animal Kingdom and back to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex (WWOS).

Race Courses: They Can Make or Break You

NOTE: Not All of the runDisney events mentioned in this article are still held.

When I first started running, I never gave much thought to the actual race course itself. I was more concerned about actually finishing the race and not getting swept! (If you're not familiar with being swept, for Disney races you must keep a 16 minute/mile pace on the course or you will get picked up by race officials and taken to the end of the race.) Now as I've done more races, I have become increasingly aware of the course and what challenges it will hold.

Spring Training at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

For its 15th consecutive year, the Atlanta Braves will be returning to Walt Disney World's ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. With 18 homes games against some of the MLB's top teams, catching a game during your visit at Walt Disney World could be a fun time for you and your family!

2011 Wine and Dine Half Marathon

Registration is now open for the 2011 Wine and Dine Half Marathon, which takes place October 1, the first Saturday of the Epcot Food & Wine Festival. The kicker? It's a night race, starting at 10 p.m.!

Atlanta Braves spring training

For about two months each spring, the Atlanta Braves call Disney World home. Will you catch a game of ball at ESPN's Wide World of Sports this year?