ESPN Wide World of Sports at Disney World
The ESPN Wide World of Sports encompasses 2000 acres of the Walt Disney World Resort and hosts a myriad of professional and amateur events. Here is some of what you will find at this impressive sports complex:
- Major league sized Baseball fields
- 6 NBA sized Basketball Courts
- 2 Little League Fields
- 4 Softball Fields with lighting
- 12 Hard-Tru tennis courts
- 400 meter track and field complex
- 6 beach volleyball courts.
Disney's Nights of Joy - A Christian Pop, Rock & Gospel Music Festival held every September.
The Atlanta Braves have held their spring training here for several years; you might be able to check out a game if you are visiting in March.
The NBA, NCAA, NFL, and PGA all host annual events here, although these generally require a special events ticket. The Amateur Athletic Union now makes Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports its home and most amateur events are included in the General Spectator Admission ticket. You can use a “plus” from your Water Park Fun & More ticket add-on.
Transportation to ESPN Wide World of Sports
Transportation begins one hour prior to the start of competition, from the Resort hotels to the sports facility. Transportation ends 45 minutes after the completion of the last event, from the sports facility to the Resort hotels. Note: This is not a continuous transportation loop. To travel from any of the Walt Disney World theme parks, water parks or Downtown Disney Area, take a bus to one of the 3 Resort hotels listed above and transfer to the ESPN bus.