Planning a trip for a group of athletes can be a lot to handle along with training and preparing for the big game. From booking rooms to finding the right park experiences, it may seem like the list never ends! Disney Sports Travel is here for you every step of the way to walk you through the planning process to make your trip a once-in-a-lifetime experience for your team!
To help break it down, below are 10 easy steps to planning and booking your trip to ESPN Wide World of Sports:
Step 1: Pick Your Tournament/Event
ESPN Wide World of Sports is home to over 60 different types of sporting events every year, and we are excited to host you and your team! Visit the ESPN Wide World of Sports website to find specific information about your upcoming tournament, as well as any future events happening at the complex!
Step 2: Explore Room Options
Our Agents can help you select a resort that fits your budget and identify the best way to book your teams. Contact the Disney Sports Travel team at 407-939-2830 to book the right size and number of rooms to accommodate your entire team!
Step 3: Purchase Your Theme Park and Event Admission
Compile your Team list, decide how many days you want to spend playing in our theme parks and water parks and contact the Disney Sports Travel Team to purchase your ticket packages. Add our Park Hopper option to enjoy unlimited same-day entry to all 4 theme parks for the duration of your ticket so you can visit more than one theme park on the same day and enjoy more magic. Spectator admission is required for entry to events at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and can be purchased online through the Microsite tool or inquire with your Disney Sports Travel agent, as single or multi-day options may be available.
Step 4: Make the Most of Meal Time
Don’t forget to plan out your meal time! In advance of your event, orders can be placed online for quick, easy and well balanced fresh prepared meals, bulk beverages, and snacks. Visit the ESPN Wide World of Sports website to learn more about Dining Services offered at the complex. In addition to boxed meals, while you are visiting the complex you can grab a bite and catch up on the day's sports highlights on the big screens at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Grill or stop at any one of the food trucks or concession stands!
Step 5: Book Your Reservations
Sports Travel offers two ways to reserve rooms for your team. You can book as a team, or parents can book individually on behalf of players. As your travel date draws near, be sure to call to book or go online to request your reservation.
Step 6: Schedule Your Disney Experience
What is more fun than experiencing your favorite attraction? Securing your arrival times for attractions in advance! The My Disney Experience online planning tool allows you to make FastPass+ selections for your favorite attractions before you arrive.
Step 7: Confirm Your Experiences
Visit your event page on the ESPN Wide World of Sports website to find the Event Planning Microsite tool designed to make planning your trip to Walt Disney World® Resort a breeze. The Event Planning Site will serve as a one-stop-shop for everything your team will need to know before, during and after your event, including: Schedule, Check-In Information, and Required Documents.
Step 8: Book Transportation
Your Disney Sports Travel agent can provide transportation options based on which resort you are staying at. Be sure to inquire about Minnie Van service or other private transportation options. If your team is flying in and needs transportation to your Walt Disney World Resort hotel, look into our Disney’s Magical Express service, which will whisk you away to your resort in comfort and style. Our reservation specialists will help you reserve this complimentary service for your group to travel directly from the airport to your Walt Disney World Resort hotel.
Step 9: Finalize your Resort Stay and Dining Information
Submit any final information needed for your event, resort stay and Walt Disney World Resort experiences and check on any final payments needed to participate in your event. We will put the finishing touch on all of your details.
Step 10: Go Learn, Play and Explore
You’ve arrived! It’s time enjoy a life-changing experience with your athletes. Experience all ESPN Wide World of Sports and Walt Disney World Resort has to offer during your stay and visit our website to learn about other tournaments and events happening at the complex throughout the year. Be sure to sign up for our email list to stay connected with the latest news, updates, and upcoming events at ESPN Wide World of Sports!