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Disney International Salute to Baseball A Disney Baseball Tournament in the heart of summer at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is the perfect way to celebrate the Fourth of July while competing in America's pastime at Walt Disney World® Resort!
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Schedule

Competition schedules will be available approximately 10 days before the event. Please view links below once released.

Week 1 schedule
Week 2 schedule

Event Check In
  • Week 1 - June 30
  • Week 2 - July 7

Opening Ceremony
Week 1 - June 30
Week 2 - July 7

Competition
  • Week 1 - July 1-6
  • Week 2 - July 8-13

Award Ceremony
  • Week 1 – July 6 after each game
  • Week 2 – July 13 after each game

Participating Teams

As you prepare for competition, view the complete list of teams participating in this event
   

Registration

Registration is now open. Please note that all coaches and athletes are also required to purchase the minimum travel package through Disney Sports Travel. For complete details, view the Travel Package tab.

Early Team Entry Fee: $425 (until November 30,2017)
Regular Team Entry Fee: $700 (December 1, 2017 - May 16, 2018)
Entry Deadline: May 16, 2018

WEEK 1
  • Dates: July 1 - 6, 2018
  • Age Divisions: 8U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 16U and 18U


WEEK 2
  • Dates: July 8 - 13, 2018
  • Age Divisions: 8U, 9U, 10U, 13U, and 14U


Team Registration Includes:
  • New in 2018 6-game guarantee on major league quality fields.
  • Awards for top teams out of each division
  • Two (2) umpires per game
  • Presence of athletic trainers
  • Public address announcers and scorekeepers for each game
  • Water fountains or coolers in each dugout
  • Game balls for each game
  • New in 2018! Disney Baseball trading pin
  • New in 2018! Opening/Welcome Ceremony

Application & Refund Process
A Baseball Sales Manager will review all applications and notify your team of its status as soon as possible. Upon acceptance into the tournament, your team will receive an invoice for the entry fee, which must be paid in full to guarantee your spot. The entry fee can be refunded until May 16, 2018, if we are notified in writing. If you have questions about the application process, please call 407-938-3802 for assistance.

*Events may be subject to availability, capacity limits, eligibility requirements, and may be subject to delay, change, or cancellation for inclement weather. Application deadline subject to change due to volume of applications and event capacity. In the event that an Age Division Bracket does not attain an adequate number of registered teams, the Tournament Director shall notify those registered teams as soon as possible. The teams will be given the option of playing up if available or receiving a refund.

International Team Registration

REQUIREMENTS

 

  • All international teams must stay at the Walt Disney World® Resort and purchase a travel package for each athlete, coach/manager, bat boy/girl, and spectator on the team through Disney Sports Travel.
  • All teams must be confirmed and fully paid no later than 30 days prior to the event. Late payments are subject to extra fees.
  • Each team is limited to a maximum of 20 athletes, 4 non-athletes (i.e. coach, manager), and 2 bat boys/girls
  • A team’s age division will be determined by a May 1, 2018 age cutoff
  • Travel partners are responsible for the entire group's registration, documentation, and necessary invoices for payment.
  • Travel partners will be responsible for securing the travel package components from the Disney tournament sales representatives and providing them to the teams.


BENEFITS

  • Specially-priced accommodations at select Walt Disney World® resorts
  • Specially-priced WDW® theme park tickets
  • Ground transportation for the tournament, airport, and Walt Disney World® theme parks
  • Meet and play against teams from other countries
  • Minimum six game guarantee


TRAVEL PACKAGES

Specially-priced packages for participants and spectators include:

  • Participant/registration fee
  • Hotel accommodations at select WDW® resorts
  • Walt Disney World® Theme Park Ticket
  • Admission to Disney Salute to Baseball Tournament Party
  • Ground Transportation
  • Opening/Welcome Ceremony
  • Disney Baseball trading pin


OPTIONAL ADD ON

  • Dine Plan
  • Hotel Mug
  • Theme Park ticket upgrades


Booking Process

  • Step 1:Apply for Disney International Salute to Baseball.
  • Step 2: After receiving your room request and corresponding deposit, confirm your participation in the tournament by signing and returning your package agreement.
  • Step 3: Collect all required paperwork to ensure your participation in the tournament:
    • Rooming List
    • Completed athlete and coach waivers, copies of proof of age and team roster. Submit into GotSport.
  • Step 4: Final payments are due 30 days prior the group/team arrival. Payments can be made via wire transfer, credit card or approved company check. Late payments are subject to extra fees.


Important Dates

TEAM REGISTRATION DEADLINES

  • All international teams must be fully registered and paid 45 days prior to the event.


TEAM VISA ASSISTANCE

  • Only teams that have a signed contract with deposit are eligible to receive Visa assistance. Deadline for visa assistance is 75 days prior to arrival. A rooming list must be provided to get Visa assistance.


TEAM CONTRACT DEPOSIT

  • The team has 15 days from the date to return the package agreement with the deposit payment.


TEAM FULL PAYMENT

  • Full payment must be received at least 30 days prior to arrival. Teams that do not finalize all payments 30 days prior to arrival will be subject to late fees, forfeit of deposit, and other penalties that can include cancellation from the tournament.


TEAM ROOM LIST

  • An accurate and final rooming list is due 60 days prior to arrival.


TEAM DOCUMENTATION

  • Must be uploaded into GotSport 45 days prior to arrival:
    • Copy of passport
    • Signed Disney Sports waiver for athletes and coaches
    • Team Roster

Apply


Attention teams from Puerto Rico: Please follow the registration process for U.S. teams. For questions, please contact the Disney Baseball team at 407-938-3802 or email wdw.sports.baseball@disneysports.com

Request for Information - English
Thank you for your interest in the Disney International Salute to Baseball. Please complete the information requested below and a member of the Disney Baseball team will contact you with the requirements for international team participation and information on ESPN Wide World of Sports approved travel providers in your region.


First Name
Last Name
Team/Club Name
Phone
Email Address
Address
City
State
Zip/Postal Code
Country
Event
Team Gender
Team Age Group in 2018
 
 

Solicitud de Información - en Español
Gracias por su interes en el Disney International Salute to Baseball. Favor de completar la informacion requerida abajo, y un miembro del Disney Baseball se communicara con usted con los requerimientos que usted necesitara para participar como grupo internacional. Tambien se le enviara informacion sobre las agencias de viajes approvadas en nuestra region y ESPN Wide World of Sports.

Nombre
Apellido
Grupo/Club Nombre
Telefono
Correo Electronico
Direccion
Ciudad
Estado
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Género del Grupo
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Checklist

Please follow the checklist below to complete your registration and prepare to compete!

Register for Disney International Salute to Baseball and submit registration fee once invoiced.

Contact Disney Sports Travel at 407-939-7810 or email wdw.disney.sports.travel@disneysports.com to book travel packages. Your Disney Sports Travel Coordinator will see you through the booking process.

Submit initial rooming list to Disney Sports Travel 60 days prior to arrival. Confirm Disney Magical Express (DME) reservation with Disney Sports Travel.

Make final payment to Disney Sports Travel and upload completed roster and player/coach waivers into GotSport 30 days prior to arrival

Attend On-Site Check-In. A team representative must attend on-site check-in to provide proof of age (birth certificate, passport, government issued ID) and pick up event credentials.

Fundraising Resources

As you prepare for your trip to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort, we've put together some fundraising options to help your team travel. View the options below and start fundraising today!

See Fundraising Options

Travel Packages

Domestic Teams

From world-class resorts and theme parks, to an exhilarating baseball experience at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, home of Atlanta Braves Spring Training, Disney Baseball is a young baseball player's dream come true.

All athletes and coaches are required to book a minimum travel package through Disney Sports Travel to participate in the event. Package prices start at $577* per person (based on quad occupancy) for Disney's Pop Century Resort or $635 per person (based on quad occupancy) for Disney's Coronado Springs Resort and include:

  • Minimum six night accommodations
  • 3-Day Magic Your Way® Base Ticket which entitles you to three (3) days admission to one of the following theme parks for each day of the ticket:
  • Tournament party at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
  • Disney's Magical Express® includes motorcoach transportation from Orlando International Airport to WDW® Resorts
  • Transportation from select WDW® Resorts to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex during the event
  • Transportation from WDW® Resorts to Walt Disney World® Theme Parks and other attractions

Specially priced packages are available for all members of your traveling party, making Disney Baseball the perfect summer vacation. After you've been accepted into the tournament, contact Disney Sports Travel at 407-939-7810, or email wdw.disney.sports.travel@disneysports.com to start the booking process. Your Disney Sports Travel Coordinator will be able to assist you with ticket upgrades, additional room nights, vehicle rentals, and airfare options.

*All package prices listed are per person based on a 4-person occupancy standard room. The number of packages available at this rate are limited and advanced reservations are required. Minimum night stay required. No more than 4-persons per room. Additional fees may apply if more than 2 adults per room. Tickets are valid only on the specific dates of the event and for a limited period of time before and/or after the event. Each day this Ticket is used at any Theme Park constitutes one full day of use. Some activities/events may be separately priced. Age restrictions may apply for access to certain facilities. Numbers of visits depends on number of days of Magic Your Way Tickets purchased. Ticket types and entitlements subject to change without notice. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Parking is not included unless staying at Hotels of the WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort. Sports specially-priced packages are for participants and their spectators only. No other discounts apply. Offer is nontransferable.

International Teams
If you are traveling internationally, and would like assistance in securing team entry and travel packages, please contact one of the Official Tour Operators or Travel Agents below to learn more!

What are the benefits of booking your trip with one of the Official Tour & Travel Partners?

  • Personalized guest service and communication from our Official Tour & Travel Partners
  • Specially-priced Walt Disney World® travel packages
  • Onsite Guides and Interpreters, provided by our Official Tour & Travel Partners
  • Ease of mind – leave the travel planning to the experts

Note: Based on group size, please contact Official Tour & Travel Partner for more details. Every Tour & Travel Partner is different, so please be sure to contact them directly for specific package and payment options.

International Travel Providers*

Central America

South America

*If you are unable to locate a travel provider, please contact the Disney Baseball Sales Office at 407-938-3802.

Water Park Party

Location: Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
Date:
  • Week 1: July 4, 2018
    • Event Time: 9:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. (time is subject to change)
      • Mix-in starts at 6PM
  • Week 2: July 11, 2018
    • Event Time: 8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. (time is subject to change)
      • Mix-in starts at 5PM

  • Enjoy some time away from the field and escape to a tropical paradise for a splash-filled nighttime adventure at the 2018 Disney International Salute to Baseball tournament party at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park. From fast waterslides to a wave pool with six-foot waves, Typhoon Lagoon is fun for the whole family. Party guests enjoy exclusive access to popular attractions.

    Services offered for an additional cost include:

    • Lockers
    • Cash bars will be open for Guests over 21.

     


    Party tickets are included exclusively in Disney Baseball Travel Packages for participants and spectators. Party tickets will not be available for purchase separately or on a walk-up basis. Guests' party tickets will be valid for admission starting at mix-in time listed above. Food and Beverage options will not be available for 90 minutes prior to event start time to allow for set-up.


    *Event guides and first aid support included.
    **Disney International Salute to Baseball Tournament Party elements, including but not limited to participating locations, menus, attractions and entertainment are subject to availability, delay, change, or cancellation for any reason, including inclement weather, without notice. Standard Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park admission tickets will not allow Guests to attend the Disney International Salute to Baseball Tournament Party.

Dining Options

ESPN Wide World of Sports Grill
The ESPN Wide World of Sports Grill is a quick-service restaurant located at the entrance to the sports complex. Menu items include burgers, sandwiches, and salads as well as an assortment of desserts and beverages.

Dining Options Ordering Fresh Prepared Meals
Teams have the option to place catering orders in advance of their trip for quick, easy and well balanced fresh prepared meals, bulk beverages, and/or snacks. The convenience of having your meals planned in advance will save on time and stress.


Place your order at least 2 business days prior to the event date. Deliveries for Saturday, Sunday or Monday must be received by 3pm on Friday.

Please call 407-939-2026 with any questions or to customize your order.

Special Functions
Special food and beverage options may be available for your event, including catered meals or private parties. Please check your event listing on the web site or contact us for more information.

Reservations at Walt Disney World® Restaurants
Call 407.WDW.DINE for information on Walt Disney World® Restaurants or to make a reservation for your team.

Gameday Photography

Don't miss a magical moment! Register for the ESPN Wide World of Sports Gameday Photos service, and a professional Disney photographer will be dedicated to cover your team and/or athlete.*


*To ensure quality photography, only teams and/or athletes that register for ESPN Wide World of Sports Gameday Photos will receive photo service. Gameday Photos does not photograph all games and participants, only those who reserve a photographer. By focusing on the athletes that have registered for photography, we are able to capture more relevant images for a greater, high-quality selection to choose from.

Directions, Venues & Maps

Teams will compete at the following venues:

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
700 S. Victory Way
Kissimmee, FL 34747
View on Google

Complex Admission

All spectators are required to purchase admission into ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex for either an individual daily admission or a length-of-event (LOE) pass that is valid for all days of the team's stay. LOE and daily admission tickets are non-refundable/non-exchangeable, regardless of number of days your team competes. Spectators can purchase their packages through Disney Sports Travel by calling 407-939-7810.

  • Daily admission* - $18.50/adult $13.50/children 3-9
  • LOE admission* - $92.50/adult $67.50/children 3-9
  • There is no charge for children under age 3

*Prices subject to change without notice.

Transportation

Event Transportation


Transportation to and from the sports complex is provided at Disney's Pop Century Resort or Disney's Coronado Springs Resort. There are complementary Disney buses available to transport players, coaches and spectators to and from Disney Resorts and between Disney theme parks.

Water Park Party Transportation


Transportation will be provided to/from Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park from your resort starting 30 minutes prior to event party start time. Guests wishing to utilize their ticket for admission during mix-in time period should utilize regular Walt Disney World Transportation to Disney Springs and then take the shuttle from Disney Springs to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.

On-Site Event Check-In

Express Check-In
Starting in 2018, teams are now required to utilize Express Check-In to submit required documents for Disney International Salute to Baseball. Coaches are required to submit both the participant and coach waiver forms, as well as proof of age documents into the team’s GotSport account.


Submission deadline:
Week 1: May 28, 2018
Week 2: June 4, 2018

A team representative will still be required to attend on-site check-in to do final verification of the team’s roster and to receive athlete and coach credentials that grant access to ESPN Wide World of Sports for competition.


On-site check-in will take place on the following dates:
Session Day/Time
Week 1 June 30
Week 2 July 7


The tournament director and umpire in chief will be present to answer any tournament related questions.

Required Documents

*Waivers and proof of age documents must be uploaded in GotSport per Express Check-in requirements. Please see On-site Check-in tab for submission deadline.*

Waivers
Anyone appearing on the team roster is required to sign an event waiver. This includes athletes, coaches, batboy/batgirl, team managers, and scorekeepers. Waivers are available at the links below.

Week 1 - Available at a later date
Week 2 - Available at a later date

A maximum of 20 players and 4 non-players (ie. coaches, scorekeeper, manager) will be allowed per team. A maximum of 2 bat boys/girls will be allowed per team and are required to be listed on team roster as well as have a waiver completed.

Proof of Age Documents
To maintain the integrity of the event, all participating players are required to submit a birth certificate, passport, Driver's License, or State issued ID confirming their age and eligibility. Failure to meet this requirement will render a player ineligible to participate in the tournament. Any team found to be using an ineligible player would forfeit all Disney Baseball Tournament games in which the ineligible player has participated.

Roster
Complete your tournament roster in GotSport and include participant's first and last name, jersey number, and date of birth.

Rules, Rosters, & Eligibility

Rules

Your team and its athletes are responsible for knowing and following the official tournament rules, available via the link below.

Rules will be available at a later date. New in 2018! Disney Baseball will be adopting the USA Baseball bat standard for all Disney Baseball tournaments.

Roster

Official Disney Baseball Roster must be filled out online with player's name, uniform number, and date of birth. Please read the Tournament Rules to ensure your team's compliance.

You can submit your roster at your team registration page at gotsport.com

Eligibility Players that are eligible to be added to your team roster are determined by the player age by May 1, 2018. These guidelines are:

Age Division Birth Year
8U Born no earlier than May 1, 2009
9U Born no earlier than May 1, 2008
10U Born no earlier than May 1, 2007
11U Born no earlier than May 1, 2006
12U Born no earlier than May 1, 2005
13U Born no earlier than May 1, 2004
14U Born no earlier than May 1, 2003
16U Born no earlier than May 1, 2001
18U Born no earlier than May 1, 1999

A maximum of 20 players and 4 non-players (ie. coaches, scorekeeper, manager) will be allowed per team. A maximum of 2 bat boys/girls will be allowed per team and are required to be listed on team roster as well as have a waiver completed.

Guest Player Registration

Are you a player whose team will not be attending, but would like the opportunity to guest play with one of our participating teams? Players interested in being an eligible guest player can register online. Guest Players will be required to purchase the minimum travel package through Disney Sports Travel in order to participate.

Week 1: APPLY NOW
Week 2: APPLY NOW

Registering as a Guest Player does not guarantee a spot in Disney International Salute to Baseball.

COACHES:

If you are interested in adding a guest player to your team please follow the steps outlined below to access and add available guest players.

How to add a Guest Player to your roster:
  • Go to your Got Sport team page
  • Click on "Disney International Salute to Baseball" under Events Registration History
  • Click on the tab that says "Guest Player"
  • Select and contact the player from the list and add to your team

Custom Team Merchandise

Get excited for your visit and let everyone know that you're on "The Road to Walt Disney World Resort" with customizable ESPN Complex merchandise for the whole team! Learn more at disneythemeparkmerchandise.com. When you play here you're playing at the next level, right in the middle of the magic.

EVENT AT A GLANCE

DATES

Event:
Week 1: July 1-6, 2018
Team Check-in: June 30,2018

Week 2: July 8-13, 2018
Team Check-in: July 7, 2018

Early Registration:
October- November 30, 2017

Regular Registration:
December 1, 2017- May 16, 2018

Registration Deadline:
May 16, 2018

International Registration:
All international teams must be registered 45 days before the tournament.

ELIGIBILITY

Team:
Open to teams consisting of up to 20 players of proper eligibility. Please see rules for eligibility requirement.

Age Divisions:
8U - 18U

Player Eligibility:
Players ages 6-18 may participate. *Based upon May 1, 2018 age cutoff.

COMPETITION LEVEL

Open Competition

FEES

Early Team Entry Fee- $425
Regular Team Entry Fee - $700
Travel package required.

CONTACT

Disney Baseball Office
407-938-3802
Email

 
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