You don’t have to go to the beach to watch volleyball played on the sand. This week, the western end of the Downtown Disney District, by AMC Theaters and Earl of Sandwich, is transformed into a championship-size sand volleyball court for Downtown Disney Summer Celebration − Sand Volleyball Tournament and Pro Exhibition, Tuesday through Sunday, July 30 through August 4.
The celebration begins with Disneyland Resort cast members participating in their own Cast Member Tournament, Tuesday through Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m.
On Friday and Saturday, teams from VolleyOC will play their tournament final championship games on the Downtown Disney sand. And on Sunday, athletes from the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP), including Ed Ratledge, Pedro Brazao, Mark Williams and Matt Olson, will appear for autograph signing and pro exhibition. Also appearing will be Rich Lambourne, who helped the USA Olympic volleyball team win a gold medal in 2008.
The Summer Celebration also will include presentations about safety in the sun and water by volleyball and aquatics champions, followed by meet-and-greets with fans.