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Update: Tebow Joins Star-Studded Lineup for ESPN The Weekend

posted on February 16th, 2011 by Darrell Fry, Sports Media Director, Walt Disney World Resort

UPDATE: Gator Nation rejoice! Former Gators quarterback Tim Tebow has just confirmed that he will participate in ESPN The Weekend next weekend at Walt Disney World. Tebow, now with the NFL’s Denver Broncos, will be reunited with former Gators coach Urban Meyer, who previously committed to be at the event.

ESPN The Weekend at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Just got a peek at the list of big-time athletes and ESPN personalities coming to Walt Disney World for ESPN the Weekend this year and it’s pretty impressive. There are tons of marquee names on the list this year, including Chad Ochocinco (Bengals), Larry Fitzgerald (Cardinals), LaDainian Tomlinson (Jets), Cal Ripken, Jr., (MLB legend), Karl Malone (NBA legend), Mia Hamm (soccer star), Julius “Dr. J’’ Erving (NBA legend) and Urban Meyer (former Gators coach).

In all, more than 35 athletes and ESPN on-air talent will be at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for the March 4-6 event that’s presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods this year. Check out the complete list of ESPN personalities and sports celebrities expected to attend at (Click on Who’s Coming).

But fans will have much more to do than just see and hear their favorite players and ESPN personalities. There’s an interactive ESPN Sportszone area where fans can test their skills at a wide variety of sports, possibly even against one of the many sports celebs. There will also be daily motorcades with athletes, sports trivia game shows with Howie Schwab (Stump the Schwab) and fan Q&As with athletes.

If you’re a sports fan, is there really any other place you’d rather be? Probably not. So, if you want to get up close and personal with these sports stars, just go to to get tickets. You can get any last-minute additions to the player lineup on Twitter at @DisneySports and search #ESPNWKND.

And don’t forget to bring your “A’’ game!

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James on February 16th, 2011 at 6:36 pm


Any chance that there will be Dream Job competitions again at this year’s ESPN the Weekend? It’s my favorite event at the Weekend and I don’t see it on the schedule. Thanks!


Erin on February 16th, 2011 at 8:16 pm

How do you get the tickets for the weekend? The website does not have any information other than calling Disney for packages…..and when you call the line, it says there are no tickets available for the event.


Darrell Fry on February 17th, 2011 at 11:56 am

Hi Erin, ESPN The Weekend’s activities are included in regular admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.


Margaret on February 28th, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Will there be an opportunity to get autographs? Or is this just look at them from a distance?


K on February 28th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

Is there a way to find out which day an athlete will be at WDW? I would love to go when Tebow is there!


Arcena on March 1st, 2011 at 11:52 pm

Will there be a daily schedule posted of what athletes/personalities will be where? That would really determine when we would go.


CARLDINE on March 2nd, 2011 at 8:34 am

I have the same question as Margaret; will we have a chance for autographs? Also is there anyway to see which athletes will be there for which day?