When I was in Disney World for the Disney Sports Festival, I learned about a lot of things I didn’t know that were going on while I was in the parks with my family enjoying a typical trip.
There are SO many sporting events, parties and the like that they have a whole calendar dedicated to sports! I was lucky to get to experience first hand some of these events while also learning about other offerings at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
On Sunday, the first day of the media meet up, we were invited to tag along at the opening party for the International Cup youth soccer tournament.
Me and Jen on the bus
(More about this tournament to come on my blog!) The party was held at Animal Kingdom park on Sunday night. There was SO much excitement in the air as soccer teams from all over the world, dressed in their teams’ colors, ran around singing and laughing.
There was a buffet inside one of the restaurants, and I helped myself to the food and cotton candy for dessert!
We went outside and discovered we could get free ice cream from the ice cream cart. This seriously made my night. It was the best dessert I had all week!
Jen, Meghann, Kelly, and me
Dinoland was open, so we rode a couple of rides and played some of the carnival games. It was a blast!
At about 11:00, we decided to head back. As we were walking through the park, my shoe broke! So I had to walk through Animal Kingdom and the parking area barefoot. Klassy with a K. Not my finest moment, but what can you do? Sadly, my shoes went in the trash.
We had a great time and it got me excited for the next day when we would be touring the Sports Complex!
QOTD: Have your shoes even broken in public?
Disclosure: I attended this event as a media guest for Disney Sports. My flight, accommodations, park tickets, and meals were supplied by Disney, but my opinions are my own.