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New World of Sports Food Truck

Those of you heading out to ESPN Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World might want to keep your eyes peeled for a new food truck - the Tailgate Grill.

Guests lining up to sample the Tailgate Grill's wares will be able to hear the ESPN SportsCenter theme song. The new fast eating option also has bean-bag tosses near it; there could be plans in the works to add basketball hoops and TV nears the truck in the future.

Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team Practices At ESPN Complex

Earlier this week, the Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team held practice at Field 13 at ESPN Wide World of Sports. The team, made up of U.S. military veterans who have lost a limb (in some cases, it's more than one) while serving in Afghanistan, travel the country playing exhibition games.

Joining the team on the field was Major League Baseball All-Stars Johnny Damon and A.J. Pierzynski of the Tampa Bay Rays and Chicago White Sox, respectively. Both players reside in Orlando and took up their gloves to practice with the team.

New Medal for 2012 Disney Marathon Weekend

Runners, lace up your shoes for the 2012 Disney Marathon weekend, which is set for January 5 through January 8. Registration opened up this past week, and runners have several options to choose from.

The Disney Marathon is a 26.2 mile course that winds its way throughout the four parks. Those wanting to participate in the marathon, but not wanting to run the full distance, can pair up with a partner for the Disney Marathon Relay in which each runner will be responsible for 13.1 miles. Both options will share the same course.

Grand Opening For Disney's HP Field House

One big thing to come out of the partnership between Disney and HP was unveiled this past Thursday: the "newly re-imagined" HP Field House. In true Disney form, a sports star studded grand opening ceremony was held to reveal the facility and its state of the art sports technology.

On hand at the ceremony were Mia Hamm, of soccer fame, and the NFL's Jason Witten. They joined ESPN radio personalities Mike Greenburg and Mike Golic as well as Mickey, Goofy and execs from both Disney and HP.

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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?