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GENERAL FAQ
Q

What types of personal items are not permitted inside ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex?

A You may not bring the following types of items into ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex:

  • Skateboards
  • Scooters
  • Drones
  • Remote control toys
  • Inline skates
  • Shoes with built-in wheels
  • Strollers larger than 36" x 52" (92 x 132 cm)
  • Suitcases, coolers or backpacks with or without wheels larger than 24" (61 cm) long x 15" (38 cm) wide x 18" (46 cm) high. Coolers required for medication may be stored in a locker or at Guest Relations.
  • Any trailer-like object that is pushed or towed by an ECV, wheelchair or stroller
  • Wheeled mobility devices with less than 3 wheels and devices that cannot maintain stability and balance when stopped, unpowered or unoccupied. Training wheels or similar modifications are not permitted.
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Weapons of any kind or object that appear to be weapons (toy guns, toy blasters, squirt guns, etc.)
  • Glass containers (excluding baby food jars and perfume bottles)
  • Pets (unless they are service animals, defined as any dog or miniature horse trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability)
  • Balloons are not permitted in ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex for the safety of our athletes and spectators
  • Tripod stands or monopod stands that cannot fit inside a standard backpack
  • Wrapped gifts (all gifts must be able to be unwrapped for inspection)
  • Selfie sticks (hand-held extension poles for cameras and mobile devices)
  • Fireworks/Smoke Machines/Fog Machines
  • Projectiles
  • Illegal Drugs
  • Horns, Whistles, Noisemakers (Coaches may possess whistles and use accordingly based on tournament regulations)
  • Large Megaphones (Unless approved for use during competition)
  • Generators
  • Large Misting Fans (Handheld misting fans are approved)

Additional items may also not be permitted inside the theme parks. Please use your best judgment and do not bring anything that may be potentially harmful or disruptive.

Professional Photography and Recording Equipment

Professional photographers with professional cameras or recording equipment, who are visiting Walt Disney World Resort with the intent to take photographs or recordings of people, Walt Disney World Resort properties or icons for professional purposes must make prior arrangements with Walt Disney World Resort Media Relations.
Q

Are we able to drop off our equipment ahead of time for events that we are registered for?

A For select events taking place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Diamondplex or MARATHON® Sports Fields at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, teams will be able to drop off equipment in the designated drop-off zone for loading onto an equipment pargo. Please follow the signs to the designated zones. One team representative must escort the equipment to the field. The equipment pargo is for transportation of equipment only.
Q

What bus transportation is available to ESPN Wide World of Sports?

A Athlete and coach credentials will be distributed at registration. To receive credentials, each team must have already paid their tournament entry fee and must present completed Disney Sports waiver forms for each athlete and coach. Minors (under age 18) must have a parent or legal guardian sign the Release and Indemnity section. Coaches may pick up credentials for the entire team by providing the proper documents for verification.

The credentials specify the areas of the sports complex that may be accessed, as well as the dates of validity. Once received, it must be visible to gain admittance into ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Credentials are non-transferable. If a credential is lost or stolen, it will be necessary to pay a replacement fee.

Please note that ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex uses a biometric ticketing system that matches each ticket and credential to a specific individual. In order to ensure a smooth entry, everyone is advised to write their name on the back of their credential/ticket, especially if the coach will be collecting and distributing the credentials each day of the competition.

Q

Are there admission fees to enter ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex?

A For guests who are not athletes or coaches participating in an event, an admission fee is required for entrance into ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

Effective January 2016, general ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex admission prices are as follows:

  • Adults (ages 10+): $18.00
  • Children (ages 3 - 9): $13.00

For many events, length-of-event admission tickets are available. See event-specific information for pricing. *Premium and Special Events may require additional charges. Pricing is subject to change without notice. To speak with a Box Office representative, please call 407-939-2117.
Q

Am I able to view game day highlights? How can I share them with fans back home?

A One of the advantages of playing at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is our ability to leverage ESPN broadcast capabilities. Working with our on-site production facility, we try to capture all the action so you can relive the moments no matter where you are. For guests visiting the complex during the day, be sure to check our Digital Boards and Info Screens located throughout the facility. Event highlights are packaged together just as you might see them on Sports Center. We also offer an in-room ESPN Wide World of Sports channel for guests staying at any of our Walt Disney World® Resort properties.

If you want to share the excitement with friends and family back home, our official YouTube channel offers many highlight clips. You can also check out ESPN3.com for additional video highlights.
Q

Am I allowed to wear a costume at ESPN Wide World of Sports events?

A Disney reserves the right to deny admission to or remove any person wearing attire that is considered inappropriate or attire that could detract from the experience of other Guests. All participants and their Guests may dress as their favorite character, but must follow these guidelines as determined solely by Disney.

  • Costumes must be family-friendly and may not be obstructive, offensive, objectionable or violent.
  • Guests who dress like Characters may not pose for pictures or sign autographs for other Guests.
  • Costumes may not contain any weapons that resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon.
  • Costumes may not contain sharp objects, pointed objects or materials that may accidentally strike another Guest.
  • For ESPN Wide World of Sports participants ages 13 and under:
    • Costumes and some masks may be worn, as long the mask does not cover the entire face and eyes are visible.
  • For ESPN Wide World of Sports participants ages 14 and older:
    • Layered costumes, that could conceal prohibited items, are not permitted (e.g. Jedi robes).
    • Costume props, including those that surround the entire body (e.g. Death Star, UP House) are not permitted.
    • Costumes may not reach or drag on the ground. (e.g. full-length Princess dresses)
    • Capes may be worn if the length does not go below the waist.
    • Themed T-shirts, blouses, sweatshirts, and hats are acceptable.
    • Acceptable accessories include: transparent wings, plastic light sabers, toy swords, and tutus. Headwear may be worn as long as it does not cover the face.
    • Guests may not wear masks of any kind.

Please note that while costumed attire may be worn during ESPN Wide World of Sports events, Guests 14 and older are not permitted to wear costumed attire in the theme parks. As a result, Guests may need to change their attire prior to visiting the parks after participating in ESPN Wide World of Sports events.

Guests who do not adhere to these guidelines may be refused entry into, and/or removed from, an event/activity unless his or her costume can be modified to meet the above standards.
Q

Am I allowed to bring flags to ESPN Wide World of Sports events?

A For the safety of all of the spectators and athletes, the following items will be prohibited from the ESPN Wide World of Sports.

  • Flags of any kind that are larger than 3' x 5' regardless of how flag is intended to be carried.
  • Flag poles cannot be longer than 4 feet or have a diameter of more than 4 inches.
    • Pole can be made of wood, plastic, and/or PVC. Poles made of metal are not allowed.
  • Only poles with rounded or flat ends are allowed.
    • No decorative or sharp ends will be allowed.

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