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The Ripken Experience at Walt Disney World Resort Begins in 2020

Cal Ripken Jr., one of the most accomplished professional baseball players ever to put on a uniform, is coming to Walt Disney World Resort and he is bringing his successful youth baseball academy with him.

That means young baseball players (ages 6-18) can come to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex next year to compete in high-level youth baseball tournaments.

In addition to being on their field of dreams at Disney, these young players will get a chance to have a whole lot of fun. For instance, the players will be treated to a dazzling opening ceremony and have free time in the parks to experience new and popular attractions, such as Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, which opens Aug. 29.

Ripken played 21 seasons for the Baltimore Orioles and was a 19-time All-Star shortstop.  He earned the nickname “The Iron Man” after setting the professional baseball record for most consecutive games played (2,632). 

Keep checking back on the Disney Parks Blog for more updates on this and other exciting sports news taking place in the coming months. 

And if you know of a youth baseball team that might be interested in being part of the Ripken Baseball Experience at Walt Disney World Resort, please visit