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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

Detailed competition schedules will be available approximately one-week from the event Event Check In
  • Week 1 - June 28
  • Week 2 - July 5

Tournament Play
  • Week 1 - June 29 - July 3 - 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST
  • Week 2 - July 6 - 10 - 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST
  • All games are located at the ESPN Wide World of Sports

Championship Play
  • Week 1 - July 4 - July 5 - 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST
  • Week 2 - July 6 - 12 - 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST
  • All games are located at the ESPN Wide World of Sports

Award Ceremony
  • Week 1 - July 5 - after completion of Championship game.
  • Week 2 - July 12 - after completion of each game.
  • Location: Between Champion Stadium and HP Fieldhouse

Registration

Registration is now open for the Disney International Salute to Baseball at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World® Resort.

APPLY FOR WEEK 1
  • Dates: June 29 - July 5, 2014
  • Age Divisions: 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U, & 16U
  • Team Entry Fee: $295 until Oct 31, then increases to $495
  • Travel Package: $69 per person per day*


APPLY FOR WEEK 2
  • Dates: July 6-July 12, 2014
  • Age Divisions: 8U, 9U, 11U, 13U, & 18U
  • Team Entry Fee: $295 until Oct 31, then increases to $495
  • Travel Package: $69 per person per day*


Team Registration Includes:
  • 5-game guarantee on major league quality fields. ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is home to Atlanta Braves Spring Training and has hosted two Tampa Bay Rays regular season series as well as the opening round of the 2006 World Baseball Classic!
  • Awards for six teams out of each division
  • Fundraising Solutions like the Alamo Rent A Car and Enterprise Rent-A-Car fundraising programs and ESPN Coaches Fundraising Program 
  • Two (2) umpires per game
  • Presence of athletic trainers, provided by South Lake Hospital, at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
  • Public address announcers and scorekeepers for each game
  • Water fountains or ice water in each dugout
  • Game balls for each game

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 entry fee must be paid in full immediately to guarantee your spot. This entry fee will not be charged to your card until you have been accepted into the tournament, and covers all of the tournament benefits listed above. If you have questions about the application process, please call 407-938-3802 for assistance.

*All coaches and athletes are required to purchase the minimum travel package. For complete details, view the Travel Package information.

Participating Teams

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

Checklist

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

REGISTER FOR DISNEY INTERNATIONAL SALUTE TO BASEBALL TOURNAMENT
      Apply Online Today! - Week 1
      Apply Online Today! - Week 2

A DISNEY SPORTS TRAVEL COORDINATOR WILL CONTACT YOU TO BOOK ROOMS.
Your Sports Travel Coordinator will provide a Due Date for Team Deposit & Final Payment
TEAM DEPOSIT DUE
FINAL PAYMENT DUE


60 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL Access gotsport to complete online roster using your existing user name and password
Submit Initial rooming List to Disney Sports Travel
      Disney Sports Travel fax #: 407 - 938 - 4265
      ***All future changes must be made directly to Sports Travel coordinator
Confirm Disney Magical Express Reservation with Disney Sports Travel

45 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL Full Package Payment Due to Disney Sports Travel
      Disney Sports Travel - 407 - 939 - 7810 option #3
Fax DME Flight Information Form to 407-566-7717

30 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL
Travel roster and rooming lists MUST be finalized
Waivers MUST be completed by all athletes/coaches and brought to registration in order to be on the field of play in this event. All waivers should be brought to registration.
Birth Certificates: All teams must present a copy of each player's birth certificate, which will be checked for tournament eligibility. Birth certificates may be faxed to 407-938-3442 by May 30, 2014.
Finalize team meal options (catering, dining cards, or team functions).

1 WEEK PRIOR TO ARRIVAL
Print latest copy of team schedule (final copy will be received upon arrival).

REQUIRED ON-SITE CHECK-IN
Event registration will take place at Champion Stadium the evening before the tournament.  Visit the onsite event check in tab for more details.

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

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 and host to the first round of the Inaugural World Baseball Classic, Disney Baseball is a young baseball player's dream come true.

To compete, all you have to do is step into a Disney Baseball vacation solution that has been prepared for you! 2014 Travel Packages start at $549 per person.* Packages include the following:
  • Minimum 7-nights at a Walt Disney World® Resort
  • Minimum 3-Day Magic Your Way Theme Park Ticket with Park Hopper® Option which includes admission to one or more of the following theme parks for each day of the Ticket: Magic Kingdom® Park, Epcot®, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park
  • Length of event admission to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
  • One-year subscription to Baseball Youth Magazine, The Nation's Baseball Magazine for Kids!
  • ESPN Coaches Fundraising Kit
  • Tournament party at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

Best of all, these specially-priced packages are available for all members of your traveling party, making Disney Baseball the perfect summer vacation. 7 nights not enough? All packages are completely upgradable. If you'd rather enjoy the magic of Walt Disney World® Resort with a longer stay, Disney Sports Travel will help you custom-build the vacation that works for you.

To contact Disney Sports Travel directly, after you have been accepted into Disney International Salute to Baseball, simply call 407-939-7810, option 3 or wdw.disney.sports.travel@disneysports.com, and they will be able to assist you with ticket upgrades, additional room nights, vehicle rentals, and airfare options.

*Includes 7-nights at Disney's Pop Century Resort and a 3-Day Magic Your Way Theme Park Ticket with Park Hopper® Option. Option based on quad occupancy at Disney International Salute to Baseball.

**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.

Water Park Party

Party in Paradise, wave pools, Humunga Kowabunga, DJ, and scrumptious treats!

Enjoy some time away from the field and escape to a tropical paradise for a splash-filled nighttime adventure at the 2014 Disney International Salute to Baseball tournament party at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.

Date: 7/05/2014
Time: 8:30 p.m. EST - 11:30 p.m. EST

From fast waterslides to a Wave Pool with six-foot waves, Typhoon Lagoon is fun for the whole family. Rawlings International Salute to Baseball party guests enjoy exclusive access to ALL* park attractions including the popular Storm Slide, Humunga Kowabunga, the Wave Pool, Main Beach area, and Sand Volleyball (*excludes Crush-N-Gusher and Castaway Creek).
Tournament party includes:

  • Exclusive access to most park attractions
  • DJ and Disney Character appearances
  • Complimentary towel rental
  • Limited menu will be provided (details coming soon).  Water stations are located throughout the park.
  • Transportation will be provided for Guests who purchased the Disney Baseball travel package. Bus transportation will run from Disney's Pop Century Resort and Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort prior to the start of the event through the end of the event.

Services offered for an additional cost include:

  • Lockers ($13 for a small locker, $15 for a large locker plus a $5 deposit for either)
  • Select food and beverage locations will be open with additional offerings available for purchase. Cash bars will also be open for Guests over 21

Party tickets are included in Disney Baseball Travel Packages for all participants and spectators. Party tickets will be sold on-site at the tournament prior to the event (ticket price coming soon).

*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 Boxed Meals
Teams have the option to place catering orders in advance of their trip for quick, easy and well balanced boxed 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.

Private Team Banquets or Parties
Interesting in setting up a special dining experience for you and your team? Please call 407-939-1389 and a catering & convention service manager will assist you in arranging a special event that will meet your team's needs.

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.

Photography

Capture every exciting moment of your competition with the ESPN Wide World of Sports Gameday Photos Service. You can register your team for a Team Photo CD for only $8 per athlete and coach. Your entire team must add this option to their travel package in order for this discounted rate to apply.

The price includes a Team Photo CD for one partial game (one hour and a minimum of 150 photos) and the CD can be shared with all members in your group. Additional games are available for purchase. Photographers will be scheduled to photograph at our discretion. Schedules are subject to change due to weather, game delays and other unforeseen circumstances. Reservations subject to availability.

For more information, call Disney Sports Travel at 407-939-7810, option 3, or email wdw.disney.sports.travel@disneysports.com.

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 purchasing the travel package will have a Length-Of-Event (LOE) ticket included in the package. Spectators can purchase their packages through Disney Sports Travel by calling 407-939-7810 option #3.

  • Daily admission - $16.50/adult $11/children 3-9
  • LOE admission – 82.50/adult 57.50/children 3-9
  • There is no charge for children under age 3

For more information, call Disney Sports Travel at 407-939-7810, option 3, or email wdw.disney.sports.travel@disneysports.com.

Transportation

Transportation to and from the sports complex is provided if you stay at Disney's Pop Century Resort or Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort. If you do not choose to stay at Disney's Pop Century Resort or Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort you will need to arrange for your own transportation to and from ESPN Wide World of Complex. As always, there are complementary Disney buses available to transport players, coaches and spectators to and from Disney Resorts and between Disney theme parks.

Required Documents

Waivers
All of your participants appearing on the roster (coaches, athletes, staff, etc.) must sign an event waiver.  Waivers may be downloaded at the links below, and all waivers must be presented at team check-in when you arrive for (EVENT NAME). 


Before distributing these forms:
  • Before distributing these forms, the coach should print the Team/School Name & Division in the "Event Information" section on the form.
  • Photocopy the number of forms you require.
  • There is no limit to the number of athletes and coaches you wish to bring, but all are required to purchase a participant package.
  • All minors (under age 18) must have a parent or legal guardian sign the "Release and Indemnity" section.
  • The Coach is responsible for photocopying, distributing, collecting, and returning all waivers.
  • All waivers should be brought to registration.

Birth Certificates
To maintain the integrity of the event, all participating players are required to submit a birth certificate confirming their age and eligibility.  Birth certificates are due on May 30, 2014 and may be faxed by your coach or team manager to 407-938-3442.  Failure to meet any of these requirements 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.

Rules
Please view the tournament rules for details regarding eligibility and the results of the use of an ineligible player or the use of player on multiple teams.

Rosters & Eligibility

Official Disney Baseball Roster must be filled out online with players name, birthdate and uniform number on the team's Gotsport registration page. Teams may change their rosters up until the first pitch of the first game, provided that the newly-added player(s) have purchased a participant package from Disney Sports Travel; turned in a copy of their birth certificate; and have turned in a signed waiver.

No player shall be listed on more than one team roster. If a player is wrongly listed on more than one roster the Tournament Director shall determine which team the player may rightfully be eligible to play for and/or if the player in question is to be permitted to participate further in the tournament.

If it has been determined that a violation of this rule has transpired, penalties may include: player, coach and/or team disqualification(s) from the tournament and/or forfeiture of games played with ineligible players. No player can appear in a tournament game for more than one team.

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

EVENT AT A GLANCE

DATES

Event:
Week 1: June 29 – July 5
Week 2: July 6 – July 12

Early Registration:
Apr. 1 – Oct. 31, 2013

Registration:
Nov. 1 – May 30, 2014

Registration Deadline:
May 30, 2014

ELIGIBILITY

Team:
Participation in a Disney Baseball Tournament is open to amateur teams consisting of up to 20 players of proper eligibility.

Age Divisions:
8U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U, 16U

Player Eligibility:
Players ages 6-18 may participate. *Based upon May 1, 2014 age cutoff.

COMPETITION LEVEL

Moderate – High

FEES

$295 (During Early Registration)
$495 (During Registration)

CONTACT

Disney Baseball Office
407-938-3802 - phone
407-938-3442 - fax