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ESPN The Weekend: Where Sports & Entertainment Collide

Darrell Fry

by , Sports Media Director, Walt Disney World Resort

ESPN The Weekend at Disney's Hollywood Studios

This is the ultimate weekend where sports and entertainment come together to give you the unique opportunity to get inside the game and have fun with some of the biggest names in pro sports. Want to toss the football around with Chad Ochocinco? Shoot hoops with Scottie Pippen? Play catch with Curt Shilling? Or just talk football strategy with the ole’ ball coach Steve Spurrier or one of ESPN’s expert commentators?

This weekend, specifically ESPN The Weekend at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, is your chance to possibly do just that.

Starting Thursday, come out to see special live broadcasts of Baseball Tonight, First Take, NFL Live, Mike & Mike in the Morning and interview segments of SportsCenter. Test your athleticism in the ESPN Sports Zone interactive area. Wave to some of your favorite athletes and ESPN personalities as they motorcade up Hollywood Boulevard and ask them questions about their careers in fan-involved Q&A sessions. And finally, if you think you have what it takes to make it on ESPN, head over to Dream Job-The Experience, where you can audition for SportsCenter with the audience selecting the best sportscaster of the day.

But it doesn’t stop there. Professional and youth athletic events will be going on throughout the weekend at the newly renamed ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort. The Globetrotters will perform Thursday night along with two games showcasing four Major League soccer teams. Catch the final MLS games Saturday evening and some of today’s top high school athletes in the Nike Football Combine Tour Stop workouts Saturday and Sunday at the sports complex.

If you are a sports fanatic, this weekend is a must. For all your ticket information and a full list of events and athletes scheduled to attend, go to and follow us on Twitter @DisneySports.


  • Could you guys post which sports celebrities will be there on each day?

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