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

Friday, November 15, 2019
8:00 am - 11:00 amDelegation Registration - Champion Stadium
10:00 am - 12:00 pmPowerlifting: Athlete weigh-in for Bench and Deadlift, Combo 2 - Arena Multipurpose Rooms
1:00 - 5:00 pmSoftball - Team - Fields 10-15
Softball - Individual Skills (Preliminary) - Baseball Fields 2 and 4
Unified Flag Football - Fields 25-30
Powerlifting - Arena
Gymnastics - The Visa Center
Cheerleading - Arena NE Pavilion
Healthy Athletes - HP Field House (Lower Courts)
4:00 - 5:00 pmPowerlifting: Athlete weigh-in for Combo 3 - Arena Multipurpose Rooms
6:00 - 8:00 pmDinner - Arena NW Pavilion
8:30 - 9:30 pmOpening Ceremony - Champion® Stadium
9:45 - 10:00 pmHead Delegates Meeting - Champion Stadium
Saturday, November 16, 2019
8:00 am - 3:00 pmUnified Flag Football - Fields 25-29
Softball - Individual Skills (Finals) - Baseball Fields 2 and 4
8:00 am - 5:00 pmSoftball - Team - Fields 10-15
Gymnastics - The Visa Center
9:00 am - 12:00 pmTrack and Field Events – Distance/Senior Events
9:00 am - 4:00 pmPowerlifting - Arena
9:00 am - 5:00 pmHealthy Athletes - HP Field House (Lower Courts)
11:00 am - 1:00 pmLunch – Arena NW Pavilion
11:00 am - 2:00 pmFamily Activities and Young Athletes Demonstration - Arena
6:00 - 7:30 pmDinner - Arena NW Pavilion
8:15 pm - 8:45 pmClosing Ceremony - Champion Stadium
8:45 pm - 9:45 pmVictory Dance - Arena

Volunteering at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

There are a finite number of volunteer positions.  Anyone who is not pre-registered and arrives during the Fall Classic will be turned away.  Having more volunteers than what is required is not beneficial to Special Olympics or the volunteer’s experience.

Register to volunteer at State Fall Classic

The registration site is operated by TRS, per the Walt Disney World Co.  After registering, if you have any questions or issues, please either contact Volunteer Ambassador Information Line 407-938-3880 or email

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.

Family Hotel

Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites – Waterpark
14500 Continental Gateway Dr. , Orlando, FL 32821

  • Mention Special Olympics Florida to receive the room rate of $109.

Reservations can be made by calling (800) 465-4329 or (407) 387-5437.  Be sure to mention “SPECIAL OLYMPICS  FALL CLASSIC /FAMILY BLOCK  OR FCS ”  to ensure you receive the designated Group rate and the reservation is credited properly to the Group Room Block.  Reservations made without the Group Name will not be credited to the Group block and special Group arrangements cannot be extended to the individual.  Payment is required when making the reservation and first nights room and tax will be charged 72 hours prior to arrival.  Individuals wishing to cancel a reservation must do so at least 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid cancellation fee on their credit card. 

RESERVATION DUE DATE:  10/17/2018, after which rooms not reserved will be returned to general inventory; group will remain responsible for such room nights per cancellation or attrition clause below.

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. Disney’s Wide World of Sports® is not responsible for personal items that are lost or stolen.