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Fredison Costa Wins Third Consecutive Walt Disney World Marathon

For the third year in a row Brazilian runner Fredison Costa has won the Walt Disney World Marathon. His finish time was 2:33:24. Costa has won the Marathon five times in the last six years.

Running Industry Leaders Participate in New Forum During the 2016 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

This weekend marks the 2016 Walt Disney World Marathon and the runDisney's first-ever State of the Sport and Race Director Series happened on January 7. The event featured nearly 100 of the "most highly-respected" names from the global running sector including race directors, media executives, and even former Olympic runners.

Walt Disney World Resort Seeks Permission to Develop More Wetland Areas

The Walt Disney World Resort is seeking permission to develop 575 acres of wetland area, an increase from the original 350 acres it had planned to develop on the resort property over the next 30 years. The development plan has been filed with the South Florida Water Management District.

Latin Baseball Festival Coming to Walt Disney World Resort November 20-22

The Walt Disney World Resort is hosting the inaugural Latin Baseball Festival on November 20-22 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The festival is being called a cultural affair that combines food, entertainment, and a three-game professional Puerto Rican baseball series.

Walt Disney World Resort Announces Increases in Price for Annual and Seasonal Passes

Annual and Seasonal Passholders at the Walt Disney World Resort will be paying more money to renew their passes. Disney announced price increases and new levels for passes for Florida residents and out-of-state Passholders, while eliminating a $329 seasonal pass.

Several Road Improvements Planned for the Walt Disney World Resort

If you have ever driven your car around the Walt Disney World Resort or been stuck in traffic on a Disney Parks bus you know that road congestion is a big problem. But several road improvement projects are planned and will accommodate the attendance growth and parking issues Walt Disney World.

Star Wars Half Marathon Announced for Walt Disney World Resort

The Walt Disney World Resort is turning to the Dark Side. runDisney has announced an all-new half marathon weekend, the Star Wars Half Marathon: the Dark Side. The race pays homage to the dark side of the Force, and now the Disneyland Star Wars Half Marathon will be called "The Light Side."

Disney Parks Moms Panel Search Opens September 8

Are you the go-to person when it comes to planning a Disney vacation, whether we're talking about Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland, or even Disney Cruise Line? Do you love to share your knowledge and love of Disney with everyone? Then you might be a good fit for the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

ESPN Wide World of Sports Hosting 2016 Invictus Games

The second Invictus Games will be held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports on May 8-12, 2016. The announcement of the Invictus Games was made by Britain's Prince Harry via a video message on July 14. Prince Harry founded the first Invictus Games that were held in London in 2014.

Walt Disney World Resort Releases Information on 2016 Magic Your Way Vacation Packages

Disney recently announced the details of the 2016 Magic Your Way vacation packages for the Walt Disney World Resort. There are some changes to benefits in the Magic Your Way packages including the addition of some activities and the removal of others.

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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?