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ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
700 South Victory Way
Lake Buena Vista, FL 34747

Friday, May 15, 2015
8:00 am - 1:00 pmDelegation Registration - Champion Stadium
1:00 - 5:30 pmCompetition:
Athletics - Track & Field Complex

Bocce - Doubles/Team - Diamondplex, Fields 14-15

Preliminary Competition:
Soccer - Hess Sports Fields 16-19

Soccer Skills - Hess Sports Field 18

Tennis - Tennis Complex

Volleyball Team - Jostens Center
1:00 - 5:00 pmHealthy Athletes - Various locations throughout ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex (see signage)
6:00 - 8:00 pmDinner - Auxiliary Court, HP Field House
8:30 - 9:30 pmOpening Ceremonies - Champion Stadium
9:45 - 10:00 pmHead Delegates Meeting - Champion Stadium
Saturday, May 16, 2015
7:30 am - 5:00 pmAthletics - Track & Field Complex
8:00 am - 3:45 pmTennis - Tennis Complex

Softball Throw - Multi-Purpose Field 21
8:00 am - 5:00 pmVolleyball - Team - Jostens Center

Soccer - Hess Sports Fields 16-19

Bocce - Singles - Diamondplex Fields 14-15
9:00 am - 5:00 pmHealthy Athletes - Various locations throughout ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex (see signage)
9:00 am - 5:00 pmCycling - Touchdown Parking Lot

Soccer Skills - Hess Sports Field 18

11:00 am - 1:00 pmLunch - Sports Experience Pavilion
5:30 - 7:30 pmDinner - Auxiliary Court, HP Field House
8:15 - 9:00 pmClosing Ceremonies - Champion Stadium
9:15 - 10:30 pmVictory Dance - HP Field House


Volunteering at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Sports Enthusiast positions have already been filled (as of April 10) for Friday and Saturday for Athletics (track & field), Bocce, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Cycling (Saturday only), Meals, Opening Ceremonies, and Healthy Athletes.

There are a finite number of volunteer positions and they will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  Anyone who is not pre-registered and arrives during the Summer Games will be turned away.  Having more volunteers than what is required is not beneficial to Special Olympics or the volunteer’s experience.

The registration site is operated by Active.com, per the Walt Disney World Co. After registering, if you have any questions or issues, please either contact Sports Enthusiast Information Line 407-938-3880 or email wdw.sports.enthusiast@disneysports.com. If you are a group (defined as 10 people or more) interested in volunteering, please contact Donna Rowe, with Disney Sports and Recreation, 407-938-3834.

Family Information

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is a very large facility and guests should anticipate a fair amount of walking, in order to get to the competition and special event venues. For guests needing wheelchairs: you should plan on bringing your own (if you have one), or you may borrow one from Disney for the day. Chairs can be picked up at the main entrance (top of ramp) and you must leave a photo ID, which will be returned upon return of the chair.

Families and spectators may purchase food and/or beverage at an array of kiosks throughout the Sports Complex, including a quick service restaurant near the main entrance.  There is no fee for parking at the Sports Complex.

Families are encouraged to attend Opening and Closing Ceremonies.  Special seating has been reserved for family members wearing a family ribbon at Opening Ceremony.  Family Ribbons will be available at the Family table located inside The HP Field House.

Families are encouraged to use the family hotel where a discounted rate has been reserved at the following hotel.  Families must state that they are with Special Olympics Florida to get the special rates.

Palms Hotel and Villas
3100 Parkway Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL 34747
Phone:  407-396-2229
Website: – www.thepalmshotelandvillas.com
Email – palmshotelandvillas@gmail.com
Code:   Special Olympics Florida
Reservations must be made by 5/1/2015 to receive the Special Olympic Florida price.  View flyer.  Villas have 1 bedroom that sleep up to 6 persons,  a full kitchen and living space area.  Villas are $54.00 per night, plus tax and fee per day and includes a complimentary hot breakfast buffet each morning for each guests, free WIFI, use of all recreational facilitates, and complimentary scheduled shuttle to parks.  They are a good neighbor Disney property and 5 minutes from ESPN Wide World of Sports.

Ramada Gateway
7470 Highway 192 West
Kissimmee, FL  34747
Phone:  800-327-9170
Group name:  Special Olympics Family
Rooms at the Inn are $59
Rooms at the Tower are $79

Champions World Resort
8660 West Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy.
Kissimmee, FL 34747
Phone:  407-396-4500
Website:  www.championsworldresort.com
Group name:  Special Olympics Florida
Rooms at the Inn are $59
Rooms at the Tower are $79
Rate: $67.80, includes tax for standard room that will sleep 4


Cooler Policy

Guests will not be permitted to carry coolers into ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex except as follows:

  • Each guest may bring in a single cooler of up to one gallon in size for personal use. Coaches may bring a single cooler into the facility of up to five gallons for team use.
  • Guests with special dietary needs (i.e., medical conditions, religious doctrine, etc.) may bring in food for their personal consumption.
  • No glass bottles or alcoholic beverages will be permitted.
  • Lockable storage is not available to store coolers or other personal belongings. ESPN Wide World of Sports is not responsible for personal items that are lost or stolen.