ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
700 South Victory Way
Lake Buena Vista, FL 34747
Watch the 1-minute recap video that was shown during Closing Ceremony.
|Friday, May 19, 2017|
|8:00 am - 12:00 pm||Delegation Registration - Champion Stadium|
|11:00 am - 5:00 pm||Athletics - Track & Field Complex|
|1:00 - 5:00 pm||Healthy Athletes - HP Field House and Champion Stadium|
|1:00 - 5:00 pm||Bocce - Doubles/Team - Diamondplex
Cycling - Touchdown Parking Lot
Soccer - Hess Sports Fields, Fields 20, 25-30
Soccer Skills - Hess Sports Field 18
Tennis - Tennis Complex
Volleyball Team - Jostens Center
|6:00 - 8:00 pm||Dinner - Auxiliary Court, HP Field House|
|6:00 - 8:30 pm||VIP Reception - ESPN Grill|
|8:30 - 9:30 pm||Opening Ceremony - Champion Stadium|
|9:45 - 10:30 pm||Head Delegates Meeting - Champion Stadium|
|Saturday, May 20, 2017|
|7:30 am - 5:00 pm||Athletics - Track & Field Complex|
|8:00 am - 1:00 pm||Softball Throw - Hess Sports Field 21|
|8:00 am - 2:00 pm||Bocce - Singles - Diamondplex Fields|
|8:00 am - 3:45 pm||Tennis - Tennis Complex
|8:00 am - 5:00 pm||Volleyball - Team - Jostens Center|
|9:00 am - 2:00 pm||Soccer - Hess Sports Fields 20, 25-30
Soccer Skills - Hess Sports Field 18
|9:00 am - 5:00 pm||Cycling - Touchdown Parking Lot
Healthy Athletes - HP Field House and Champion Stadium
|11:00 am - 1:00 pm||Lunch - Various Lunch Outposts (Bocce/Tennis, Athletics, HP Building - Soccer, Volleyball)
Olympic Village (Arts & Crafts by Very Special Arts)
|5:30 - 7:30 pm||Dinner - Auxiliary Court, HP Field House|
|8:15 - 9:00 pm||Closing Ceremony - Champion Stadium|
|9:15 - 10:30 pm||Victory Dance - HP Field House|
Volunteering at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Sports Enthusiast positions will be available for Friday and Saturday for Athletics (track & field), Bocce, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, and Cycling (Saturday only), Meals, Opening/Closing Ceremony, 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 Florida or the volunteer’s experience.
Registration will open in March 2017.
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 email@example.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.
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 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.
Family hotel will be announced here, approximately in March 2017.
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.