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Registration Now Open for the Inaugural Disney Fit Challenge

Registration is now open for the first-ever Disney Fit Challenge at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

This event is planned for September 26-28 and will feature athletes competing in different fitness challenges that will test their speed, strength, skill, endurance, balance, and powers.

Professional and Amateur Sports Call Walt Disney World Home this spring

It's shaping up to be a sports-filled spring at the Walt Disney World Resort.

The Atlanta Braves started spring training in mid-February at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, and will be playing 17 home games starting February 26 against the Detroit Tigers.

The Tigers return to Orlando on March 2 and March 21, while the New York Yankees face the Braves on March 19. The Washington Nationals come to Disney three times in March and the New York Mets will play the Braves on March 3 and 23.

The Atlanta Braves Report for Spring Training at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Despite the never-ending winter in the northern half of the country, baseball season is right around the corner, and the Atlanta Braves have reported for spring training in Orlando.

For the 17th year, the Braves spring training is taking place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort. Pitchers reported on February 14 and the rest of the team reported February 18.

Eight Teams Selected for the 2014 Old Spice Classic Basketball Tournament at Walt Disney World Resort

The 2013 Old Spice Classic just took place over Thanksgiving weekend, but the teams for the 2014 tournament have already been chosen.

The field for next year's tournament will feature the current No. 1 and No. 2 ranked teams, Michigan State and Kansas in addition to Georgia Tech, Rider, Tennessee, Marquette, Santa Clara, and Xavier.

The 2014 Old Spice Classic is scheduled for November 27, 28, and 30 at the HP Field House at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train are Two of the Highlights for 2014 at Walt Disney World

Next year promises to be a very magical year for guests at the Walt Disney World Resort with the opening of a new attraction and the debut of a new parade at the Magic Kingdom, plus much more.

The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is set to open in the spring of 2014, completing the New Fantasyland expansion at the Magic Kingdom. The ride takes guests on a musical ride through the mines, and was inspired by the classic animated film.

Orlando City Soccer Club Will Play 2014 Home Games at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

The Orlando City Soccer Club announced plans to play its 2014 home games at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort.
This temporary move occurs as the Lions' home stadium, the Florida Citrus Bowl, is undergoing renovations.

Fans can purchase tickets for the 2014 season immediately, while season ticket holders for 2014 will receive first choice for seats for the 2015 season, which is expected to be the Lions' inaugural Major League Soccer season.

Venus Williams and Andy Roddick Set to Headline Mylan WTT Smash Hits Charity Tennis Event at Walt Disney World Resort

Two former number-one-in-the-world ranked tennis players - Venus Williams and Andy Roddick - will be headlining a charity night of tennis at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex this fall.

The event is the Mylan WTT Smash Hits presented by GEICO and it's co-hosted by Sir Elton John and Billie Jean King. This year's event is planned for Sunday, November 1 at the HP Field House and it locally hosted by Robert and Tricia Earl.

AT&T Is the Official Wireless Provider for Disney Parks

Disney Parks and AT&T announced that AT&T is now the official wireless provider for Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland. The new partnership gives AT&T marketing and branding opportunities including sponsorship runDisney events at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and other sporting events.

Disney also plans to work with AT&T to educate cast members and guests about AT&T's "It Can Wait" initiative that informs consumers about the dangers of texting while driving.

Events during runDisney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend are Quickly Filling Up

It's been a little more than a week since the registration for runDisney's Princess Half Marathon Weekend opened, and the events are quickly filling up.

Registration opened at noon on June 11 for all Princess Half Marathon events, and within a few hours the new-for-2014 Glass Slipper Challenge was sold out. As of press time, the Enchanted 10K was at 99 percent capacity while the Princess Half Marathon was at 65 percent capacity.

Details Announced for runDisney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World

Princesses, it's time to find your tiara. runDisney has recently announced details and prices for the 2014 Princess Half Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World.

Race events include the Princess Half Marathon, the Royal Family 5K, the Enchanted 10K, the Glass Slipper Challenge, kids races, a pasta party, breakfast, and the Fit for a Princess Expo.

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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?