Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Disney Officially Cancels ESPN the Weekend

  1. #1
    Administrator Wendy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    In Neverland
    Posts
    21,722
    Post Thanks / Like
    Disney officially canceled ESPN the Weekend at Disneyís Hollywood Studios via the Disney Parks Blog.

    It states:

    One thing thatís always struck me is our commitment to regularly reviewing the experiences we provide to our guests and challenging ourselves to bring new opportunities to life. Occasionally, this results in something coming to an end, as is the case with what Iím sharing today. In order to focus our efforts on ESPNís growing year-round presence at Walt Disney World Resort, we have decided to no longer host ESPN The Weekend.

    As you may know, the event was first created in 2004 in support of ESPNís 25th anniversary and, along with ESPN Club, served as ESPNís first significant presence here. While the event has continued for seven more successful years, our relationship with ESPN has evolved significantly and positively. This has resulted in new branding for the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, new opportunities for millions of athletes, coaches and fans, and hundreds of hours of ESPN programming, making our guests part of the show. In addition, the sports complex has become home to the ESPN Innovation Lab, which is the official development hub for ESPNís 3D network.

    Moving forward, our focus will be on creating events like the new ESPN RISE Girls Showcase and the ESPN RISE Games, which provide a stage for tens of thousands of athletes from around the country, and providing opportunities for guests to be part of events theyíve only before watched on television, such as the Home Depot College Football Awards and the Old Spice Classic.

    We have just scratched the surface of what Walt Disney World and ESPN can do together and look forward to sharing information about new projects as they progress.
    Well, I'm shocked, I can see a lot of people will be very disappointed with Disney's decision









    If ever there is a tomorrow when we're not together.......
    there is something you must always remember.
    You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
    But the most important thing is, even if we're apart...... I'll always be with you.
    Winne the Pooh - A A Milne



    A friend is a hand that is always holding yours,
    no matter how close or far apart you may be.
    A friend is someone who is always there and will always, always care.
    A friend is a feeling of forever in the heart.

  2. #2
    Senior Member uscwest's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Woodbridge, VA
    Posts
    8,266
    Post Thanks / Like
    I've unfortunately only been once. However, it took place over my birthday. I certainly have no other reason to take a weekend trip to WDW in March.





    My Facebook Profile: Facebook

    To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world. - Heather Cortez

    When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. - Jimi Hendrix



  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    1,017
    Post Thanks / Like
    Although I have always wanted to go during ESPN Weekend I never had the chance because at that time of year my wife and kids have school/work. I have always enjoyed watching it on TV and kind of thought that at some point in the future I would be able to make it. Oh well!


    off site- AUG 86 --- carribean beach JULY94
    all star movies JULY99- all star sports JULY00
    coronado JAN01---------all star sports AUG01
    all star music JULY02 ---All Star Movies Apr03
    POR JULY04 -------------Disneyland Hotel Aug 04
    Pop Century APR 05 -----Pop Century AuG 05
    Pop Century AUG 06-----Carribean beach Aug 07
    Pop Century Aug-08----- Pop Century Aug -09
    Pop Century Aug-11------Off Prop- Feb 12
    Caribbean Bch-Aug 12---Pop Century Aug 13
    Pop Dec 14---Pop Feb 15--Pop April 15

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    My Laughin' Place
    Posts
    1,992
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by BUTTERHEAD1, post: 259105
    Although I have always wanted to go during ESPN Weekend I never had the chance because at that time of year my wife and kids have school/work. I have always enjoyed watching it on TV and kind of thought that at some point in the future I would be able to make it. Oh well!
    Same here. My work does not allow me to take vacation at the beginning of the month or the last day or two of the month which is usually when ESPN the Weekend would take place.










    WDW = 39 visits since 1979
    DCL = 3 cruises since 2002


    Upcoming Vacations:
    [COLOR=rgb(255, 0, 0)]Dec 2014 [/COLOR]=
    WDW - Animal Kingdom Lodge - Grand Villa Savanna View
    [COLOR=rgb(255, 0, 0)]Feb 2015[COLOR=rgb(0, 0, 0)] = DCL - 5 Night Western Caribbean on the Wonder - 20th Wedding Anniversary Celebration[/COLOR][/COLOR]
    [COLOR=rgb(255, 0, 0)][COLOR=rgb(0, 0, 0)][COLOR=rgb(255, 0, 0)]April 2015[/COLOR] = WDW - Boardwalk Villas[/COLOR][/COLOR]

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •