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


View video that was shown at 2017 Closing Ceremony.


Friday, May 18, 2018
8:00 am - 12:00 pmDelegation Registration - Champion Stadium
11:00 am - 5:00 pmAthletics - Track & Field Complex
1:00 - 5:00 pmHealthy Athletes - HP Field House and Champion Stadium
1:00 - 5:00 pmBocce - Doubles/Team - The Arena
Cycling - Slam Dunk Parking Lot
Soccer - Hess Sports Fields, Fields 20, 25-30
Soccer Skills - Hess Sports Field 18
Tennis - USTA National Campus (off-site)
Volleyball - Visa Athletic Center
5:30 - 7:15 pmDinner - The Arena
6:30 - 7:30 pmVIP Reception - The Arena
7:45 - 8:45 pmOpening Ceremony - Champion Stadium
9:00 - 9:45 pmHead Delegates Meeting - Champion Stadium
Saturday, May 19, 2018
7:30 am - 5:00 pmAthletics - Track & Field Complex and Slam Dunk Parking Lot
8:00 am - 1:00 pmSoftball Throw - Hess Sports Field 21
8:00 am - 2:00 pmBocce - Singles - The Arena
Soccer - Hess Sports Fields 20, 25-30
Soccer Skills - Hess Sports Field 18
8:00 am - 3:45 pmTennis - USTA National Campus (off-site)
8:00 am - 5:00 pmCycling - Slam Dunk Parking Lot
Volleyball - Team - Visa Athletic Center
9:00 am - 5:00 pmHealthy Athletes - HP Field House and Champion Stadium
10:00 am - 2:00 pmOlympic Village
11:00 am - 1:00 pmLunch - The Arena
5:30 - 7:30 pmDinner - The Arena
8:15 - 9:00 pmClosing Ceremony - Champion Stadium
9:15 - 10:30 pmVictory Dance - The Arena

 


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.

Volunteer Registration is now closed.  Registration site will re-open in March 2018.

The registration site is operated by Walt Disney World Co.  After registering, if you have any questions or issues, please either contact the 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 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: 
Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites – Waterpark
14500 Continental Gateway Dr,
Orlando, FL 32821.

Family members can make reservations by calling 1-(800) 465-4329 or 407-387-5437 using the group code SPECIAL OLYMPICS FAMILY BLOCK.  Guarantee of Payment is required when making the reservation and first night’s 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 4:00 pm day of arrival to avoid first nights room and tax.

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.