I last talked about the end of day two at the #DisneySportsFestival, and today we will pick up with our last day. Our final day of the sports festival, we woke up and headed back to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex after the runDisney fun run that I already blogged about.
We got to check out some more of the activities the complex has available during tournaments such as fun games for kids and even misting stations set up for hot days.
We got to hang out in the shade and listen in on the team mom reception and do a little live tweeting.
Next we headed over to where the filming is actually produced, it was really cool to see the behind the scenes of how everything is put together for a broadcast. So much goes into it, wow!
I loved watching all the computer screens and technology used.
Next we got to go upstairs and actually see where the filming was taking place that very day. Way cool. We also listened to a cast member talk to us about how everything works on the film/production side of things, and about how you can catch games on your Disney resort TV!
I got to sneak in the tent and take a picture.
We also got to see where Disney hold the awards ceremonies at the end of tournaments.
We then headed back to the Braves conference room for a chat about fundraising. Lots of great information for coaches and team moms. Lot’s of live tweeting was going on during this one!
One more stop was on the agenda before lunch, and that was to the VERY well done Art of Animation resort. I have been here before, but noticed so many new things I didn’t see last time. I am going to save them for their own post.
We headed back to the Boardwalk convention center for an amazing lunch buffet. Seriously it was so good. I had to force myself to stop eating, and I did go back for seconds.
As we ate, we had one more presentation about youth sports, and then we had an amazing chef show us a delicious overnight oats recipe. We all got samples, too. I felt like I was at a live cooking show, which was really fun to be a part of.
It was a great way to wrap up the event, and I truly had a blast and learned so much about The ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and youth sports. While the official event was over, we still had one more fun thing on the agenda. We were taken to Splitsville for dinner and bowling. I finally was reunited with the delicious birthday cake martini, complete with sprinkles around the rim.
Holy yum. Still my favorite. I may have had 3. It was still my birthday week, so I needed them, right?
Jen and I didn’t get a chance to bowl, but we did eat delicious nachos which made up for it. A HUGE thanks to Disney for an amazing event. Loads of fun and I learned so much. The ESPN Sports Complex is a great venue I hope more people now know about, and I hope to go back and visit soon!
QOTD: Have you ever seen a TV show or radio show being filmed live?
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*Disclosure: I was invited to this event as a guest of Disney sports as media. While my flight, hotel, food and park tickets were covered, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Samantha @ 10000 Squats says
Wow this event looked like it was amazing! Lol I love your pic with Rapunzel, I hope I get the same pic when I’m there in Sept!
she was so in character and did a great job
Great blog Heather. It was great you got to see how they make the magic happen.
I am such a nerd for behind the scenes stuff
Mindy @ Road Runner Girl says
Sounds like such a fun time!!!
Karen :0) says
Fun day! Love the pics of everyone tweeting…it made me giggle! :0)
Such a fun day! mmmm bday cake martini.
Laura @ Mommy Run Fast says
What an awesome experience! It’s fun to see you all dressed up, too. 🙂
What an awesome experience! Great blog!
meranda @fairytalesandfitness says
Love reading about all your “behind the scenes” Disney experiences! Looks like great fun! Thanks for sharing.