We left off with my last sports festival post talking about taking team or individual athlete photos in front of the awesome green screen. After saying bye to goofy, we moved on to discuss the Welcome Center.
The Welcome Center is where anyone can go to get information about things going on at the complex, or where teams can go to get information on their specific group package, park tickets, etc. They can answer questions from where a field is located to where they can snag dining reservations at the Magic Kingdom.
Keep in mind that a lot of teams, especially ones traveling internationally, have never been to Walt Disney World before. The great team at the Welcome Center can help point groups in the right direction.
We also had the opportunity to walk out and see some of the awesome fields. But first they gave us a treat to cool us off as we walked outside.
me and Meghann with our frozen treats
Jen and I Checking out the soccer fields
We also had the opportunity to check out the New Balance Track & Field Complex.
Some of the great folks from New Balance came out to tell us a little about the field, and about some of their awesome shoes (they gave us all a pair!)
It was time for lunch, so we headed to Champion Stadium to the Braves conference room.
We had the same food that you can order as a boxed lunch for your team while they are playing at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. It tasted great!
While we ate, we learned about youth sports trends from the folks at Sports Travel Magazine, and it was so interesting! Did you know that when a family is traveling for sport’s for a girl, it is likely they will spend more money overall than if traveling with a boy’s sports team?
Live tweeting during the presentation
It was quite the full morning, but I learned so much about this hidden gym on Disney property. If your child plays youth sports, I highly recommended trying to get them into a training camp or tournament here!
QOTD: Did you know Disney offered all of these things?