I blogged last week about the Sunday night we spent at the Disney Sports Festival. Since I have already written a post about the sports complex in general, I am going to instead tell you a little about my day and highlight things that I didn’t mention or go into detail about in my previous post.
Monday was our first official full day, and it started bright and early at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. We were there for a tour which was led by a friend of mine, Carissa!
We were welcomed to the complex, were fed breakfast, and then heard a little bit from some important people in Disney sports. Recognize anyone?
It was a great way to open things up and start our day at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, but of course we had to get pictures with the main man, Mickey!
This next picture of me and Jen totally cracks me up. We are just discussing some Fantasy Football picks. Raise your hand if you would watch a sports show with me and Jen as hosts!!! No? Come on!
We started our tour and were shown some parts of the complex I had never seen before. This Office Max business center was way cool. it had phone charging stations as well as signs and fans you could write on with sharpies to cheer on your team!
We also got to see a really neat thing that you can do at the sports complex, and that is make customized shirts. You pick a sport, and can have a wide range of things put on the back and sleeves of the shirts. I was stoked when I learned we got to make shirts of our own! I put my Twitter handle on the back, of course.
Looking through the book of logos.
After picking out our shirts we were brought down to a place where we saw some green screens. I have seen these before and was interested in learning about how a team can have their photo made together, or even put their super stars on the cover of ESPN magazine!
Again, I loved the interaction. Not only were we TOLD about how this process works, but we were given the opportunity to join in the fun. Photos with Goofy in front of a green screen anyone? I made him “run” with me. I felt a little goofy (haha) taking the photo but I think it turned out cute.
I cannot even tell you how many people thought my ESPM magazine cover was real in I posted it on Instagram. I wish!
This post is getting a bit lengthy so I will pick up with the rest of the tour and the surprises that were in store for us next time!
QOTD: Have you ever had your photo taken in front of a green screen?
LAST DAY to enter my medal hanger giveaway by Sport Hooks!
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.
I’m enjoying reading about your time at Wide World Of Sports complex.
Some of those things you would think Disney would make readily available to the folks visiting for race weekend, the magazine cover opportunity, Custom shirts, accessible characters in running gear for photo ops, etc. Or maybe they do and I just never noticed. Thanks again for sharing!
you can make customizable shirts at a kiosk in downtown disney with running stuff to put on it. 🙂
The only time I have seen the characters in the running gear is at the meet ups. Maybe they want to make it more ellusive by not having them out all the time?
This looked like a blast! I love the WWOS complex! Saw many Braves spring training games there
I want to see one!
Mindy @ Road Runner Girl says
What fun!!!! I’ve had my picture taken in front of a green screen at the Rock ‘n’ Roll expos! Fun! I want to have my picture on the cover of ESPN Magazine!!! 😉
I always say I am going to do that at a rock n roll event but I was always working the expos in the past and there was no time!
I’m loving Goofy. They should’ve had Dopey there too.
I saw dopey at the fun run! I don’t think dopey has a running outfit 🙂
They need to work on that for January. His track suit should be oversized like his normal clothes.
his shoes were at least huge!
Frank@The Fat Runner says
I want an ESPN cover like that! But mine will say: World’s Slowest Runner? We Think So! Lol
HA mine should have said that
Haha I would definitely watch us if we hosted sportscenter. Though I bet we’d get canceled during the first episode!
Nicole @ Pink Elephant on Parade says
I LOVED the green screen pictures from Wine and Dine! I loved getting my picture so it looked like I was in the runDisney ad for the race. The fact that I was wearing a can can costume also added to the look:
I was so disappointed when they didn’t do it at the marathon.
there are ssooo many more ppl for marathon weekend I imagine it would be difficult to orcestrate