Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Play Ball! Spring Training at Walt Disney World

Welcome to those of you joining me from The Magical Mouse Pad and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 3rd stop on our Magical Blogorail.

When you think about spring at Walt Disney World, a few events come to mind. The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. Spring Break. Easter.

Something going on at ESPN WWOS tonight.
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex (Photo by indigoskye - Flikr Creative Commons.)
One event you may not associate with Disney is Major League Baseball Spring Training. ESPN Wide World of Sports is host to the Atlanta Braves spring training. Whenever the weather starts to change and I trade in my Uggs for my flip flops, I start itching for baseball season to begin. (Don't hate me because I'm a Yankee fan!)

Spring training allows you to see Major League Baseball teams up close. Instead of paying $100 a ticket and sitting among 50,000 fans at a major league stadium, you can experience baseball at Champion Stadium with 9,500 fans at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World for (at most) $49, with tickets as low as $10. 

Home Of The Braves
Champion Stadium at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex - Walt Disney World. (Photo by Joe Shlabotnik - Flikr Creative Commons)

Think about it! If you lived up north you could escape the endless winter cold of February and March, spend a few days hitting the parks and watch some baseball in the spring sun. Just this year, the Braves hosted the New York Yankees, the Miami Marlins, the Washington Nationals, the Detroit Tigers, the Toronto Blue Jays, the St. Louis Cardinals, the New York Mets, the Philadelphia Phillies, the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Houston Astros.

Personally, I would immensely enjoy seeing two of my favorite men - Derek Jeter and Mickey Mouse - in one trip.

Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is The CanaDisney Blog. (I'm very happy to welcome Bryan from CanaDisney to the black loop today. Be sure to stop by and say hi!)

Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:

1st Stop ~ Manda’s Disney Blog
2nd Stop ~ The Magical Mouse Pad
3rd Stop ~ The Disney Point (You are here!)
Final Stop ~ The CanaDisney Blog


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