Before the changeover to ESPN, the area was called Disney's Wide World of Sports.

The ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is an athletic complex located in Walt Disney World in Florida as a part of the Disney Parks. The complex host many amateur and professional sporting events and holds nine venues. Prior to 2009, the complex was called "Disney's Wide World of Sports"; however, Disney executives made a transition to the ESPN name in that year due to their 80% ownership of the sports network.


Disney built the complex over former wetlands similar to the history of Walt Disney World. The entire project cost US $100 million. The original complex includes multi-purpose fields, the Milk House (an sports arena), baseball diamonds and a baseball stadium where the Atlanta Braves hold spring training every year. A new multipurpose center, called the Josten's Center, opened in 2008.

Expansion of Complex

Disney announced plans to construct a 160,000 square foot 100-lane bowling stadium, which would be the largest in the country. It will offer stadium-style seating, a restaurant and would be completed in early 2011. The stadium would be used for events or open to guests, and would also be used as a venue to host the United States Bowling Congress tournaments, which would boost the economy by bringing guests and visitors to local hotels and restaurants.


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Theme Parks
Magic KingdomEPCOTDisney's Hollywood StudiosDisney's Animal Kingdom
Water Parks
Disney's Typhoon LagoonDisney's Blizzard Beach
Other Attractions
Disney SpringsESPN Wide World of SportsWalt Disney World Monorail SystemDisney Skyliner
Disney's Animal Kingdom LodgeDisney's Beach Club ResortDisney's Beach Club VillasDisney's BoardWalk InnDisney's Contemporary ResortDisney's Grand Floridian Resort & SpaDisney's Polynesian Village ResortDisney's Wilderness LodgeDisney's Caribbean Beach ResortDisney's Coronado Springs ResortDisney's All-Star Movies ResortDisney's All-Star Music ResortDisney's All-Star Sports ResortDisney's Pop Century ResortDisney's Art of Animation ResortDisney's Old Key West ResortDisney's BoardWalk VillasBay Lake TowerDisney's Fort Wilderness Resort & CampgroundDisney's Port Orleans ResortDisney's Yacht Club ResortDisney's Animal Kingdom VillasDisney's Saratoga Springs Resort & SpaDisney's Riviera ResortStar Wars: Galactic Starcruiser (Opening in 2021)
Former Areas
Disney's River CountryDiscovery IslandPleasure IslandWalt Disney World Speedway
See Also
The Walt Disney World ExplorerAs Told by EmojiDisney TransportTransportation and Ticket Center
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