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With just over a week until Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend, there is officially no more room for the half marathon. In the past week, the Half Marathon reached capacity, but there still limited space (approximately 5%) for Beauty and the Beast’s Royal Family 5k and the Royal Family Kids’ Races.
Although the weekend is primarily focused on women, including the expo, men are more than welcome to run and join co-ed race teams. Unlike the Donald medal for January’s Marathon weekend, runners for this half marathon receive a Princess Half Marathon Tiara Finisher Medal.
If you are participating in the Half Marathon, make sure to get your specially priced theme park tickets for after the race! Good luck to all runners and walkers participating in these events!
*Photo courtesy of runDisney*
- Record Field Expected for 3rd Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Feb. 25-27 (chipandco.com)
Fredi Gonzalez Debuts as Atlanta Braves’ Manager during ‘Grapefruit League’ Schedule at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
They’ll probably be making snowballs some places in March, but at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida the only white spheres being thrown will be accompanied by the siren song of spring: “Play Ball!”
Major League Baseball’s Atlanta Braves launch into an 18-game “Grapefruit League” home schedule at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex that includes a collection of top clubs, with the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals visiting Champion Stadium.
Spring training 2011 also marks the debut of Fredi Gonzalez as Braves Manager following the retirement of Bobby Cox. The Florida Marlins, Gonzalez’s former team, comes to Disney on March 23. Here’s the complete schedule:
Feb. 27 — New York Mets (1:05 p.m.)
Feb. 28 — Houston Astros (1:05 p.m.)
March 3 — Detroit Tigers (1:05 p.m.)
March 4 — Toronto Blue Jays (1:05 p.m.)
March 5 — New York Mets (1:05 p.m.)
March 8 — New York Yankees (1:05 p.m.)
March 9 — St. Louis Cardinals (1:05 p.m.)
March 10 — St. Louis Cardinals (1:05 p.m.)
March 12 — New York Mets (1:05 p.m.)
March 13 — Houston Astros (1:05 p.m.)
March 16 — Boston Red Sox (1:05 p.m.)
March 17 — Washington Nationals (6:05 p.m.)
March 19 — New York Mets (1:05 p.m.)
March 20 — Houston Astros (1:05 p.m.)
March 23 — Florida Marlins (1:05 p.m.)
March 25 — Detroit Tigers (6:05 p.m.)
March 27 — Philadelphia Phillies (1:05 p.m.)
March 28 — Washington Nationals (6:05 p.m.)
Individual game tickets for the Braves’ home spring training season are available through Ticketmaster (800/745-3000 and ticketmaster.com) and at the sports complex box office. Information on the Braves’ spring training season, group tickets and mini-packs is available by calling 407/939-GAME (4263) and online at espnwwos.com/atlantabraves.
- Atlanta Braves Begin New Era with Fredi Gonzalez at Helm During Spring Training 2011 at ESPN WWOS (chipandco.com)
- Atlanta Braves Spring Training Schedule at ESPN WWOS (chipandco.com)
Our Disney team has been busy over the past few months with the WALT DISNEY WORLD Marathon Weekend presented by CIGNA and this month’s Disney Princess Half Marathon presented by Lady Foot Locker. We’re off to a great start in 2011, and expect to see continued success with the Disneyland Half Marathon in September and then the return of the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend at WALT DISNEY WORLD Resort September 30-October 1.
As a listening company, we constantly seek input from our guests so that we can make the guest experience even better. In the spirit of that commitment, the Disney team has been working on changes to improve your experience at the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon.
First, you may be pleased to note that the post-race party will be expanded to include a variety of Epcot attractions and many more food and beverage locations. In addition, the half marathon finish line will be moved to just outside the main entrance to Epcot. Our intent is to provide more space for the finish itself, a larger spectator viewing area, and a greatly expanded baggage claim operation. Different from the WALT DISNEY WORLD Marathon and Disney Princess Half Marathon events, the Wine & Dine Half Marathon finish area will be in a parking area adjacent to the Epcot main entrance, allowing for easy access to the post-race party inside the park.
I wanted to personally share these updates to assure you that we value your feedback and are committed to making every Disney race a world-class experience for you and your families. We expect to have exciting entertainment enhancements to share among other surprises, both during the race and during the post-race party, so stay tuned for more news on the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon and all Disney events in the coming months. We look forward to seeing you at the finish line.
Yours in running,
- Disney 2011 Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend (chipandco.com)
- Save the Date for the 2012 Disneyworld Marathon Weekend (chipandco.com)
Fans attending Atlanta Braves spring training games next season at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort will get to see some of Major League Baseball’s premier franchises. The Braves’ 2011 spring schedule includes a collection of top clubs with the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals visiting Champion Stadium.
After two weeks of workouts, the Braves play an 18-game home schedule that is highlighted by a March 8 visit by the New York Yankees, and a return to Disney by the Boston Red Sox on March 16. The Philadelphia Phillies, playoff regulars the past four seasons, visit March 27.
The 2011 edition of spring training at Disney, the first with new Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez, begins with a Feb. 27 visit by the New York Mets, the first of four appearances by the Mets, which also includes dates on March 5, 12 and 19. The Florida Marlins, Gonzalez’s former team, comes to Disney on March 23, while a pair of Washington Nationals night games, March 17 and 28, round out the lineup of NL East rivals headed to Champion Stadium next spring.
One of MLB’s most popular teams, the St. Louis Cardinals, visit on back-to-back dates, March 9 and 10, while the Houston Astros are slated to visit the complex three times, Feb. 28, March 13 and 20.
The Detroit Tigers game March 3 leads into back-to-back games during ESPN The Weekend, featuring the Toronto Blue Jays, March 4, and Mets, March 5. The Tigers return for a night game March 25.
In true Disney fashion, each Braves game features loads of family-oriented fun, including in-game entertainment, Disney character appearances, and on-field fan experiences that combine to create a spring training experience fans can’t get anywhere else except at Disney. And in what has become a Disney tradition, kids will again have the opportunity to run the bases after every game.
Individual game tickets for the Braves’ home spring training season go on sale Saturday, Jan. 8, at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster (800/745-3000 and ticketmaster.com) and at the sports complex box office. Prices range from $10-$20 (general admission lawn seats) to $30-$42 (lower reserved), based on premium options, such as the opponent (Yankees, Red Sox, Mets, Phillies and Cardinals), weekend games and night games.
Information on the Braves’ spring training season, group tickets and mini-packs is available by calling 407/939-GAME (4263) and online at espnwwos.com/atlantabraves. The popular mini-packs will feature four separate four-game options in 2011 and are currently on sale, giving fans their first opportunity to purchase tickets to specific games on the Braves’ 2011 spring training schedule.
Fans may also purchase Atlanta Braves Spring Training travel packages through Spring Training USA. Travel packages include Braves game tickets, accommodations at Walt Disney World Resort and other benefits. Information is available online at springtrainingtours.com.
2011 Atlanta Braves Spring Training Home Schedule
Game Date Opponent Time
*SS – denotes split squad
All times are Eastern and are subject to change
All games to be played at Champion Stadium at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Atlanta Braves Spring Training Ticket Prices:
Seat Location Season Individual Game
(Individual game tickets vary by game, day and opponent. There will be an additional charge of $3 for day-of-game purchases.)
Four-Game Mini-Plan A ($108): Includes tickets to: Tigers (3/3), Blue Jays (3/4), Mets (3/5) and Yankees (3/8) (Seats are located in select upper level reserved or bleacher reserved sections – on sale now)
Four-Game Mini-Plan B ($108): Includes tickets to: Cardinals (3/9 and 3/10), Mets (3/12) and Astros (3/13) (Seats are located in select upper level reserved or bleacher reserved sections – on sale now)
Four-Game Mini-Plan C ($112): Includes tickets to: Red Sox (3/16), Nationals (3/17), Mets (3/19) and Astros (3/20) (Seats are located in select upper level reserved or bleacher reserved sections – on sale now)
Four-Game Mini-Plan D ($110): Includes tickets to: Marlins (3/23), Tigers (3/25), Phillies (3/27) and Nationals (3/28) (Seats are located in select upper level reserved or bleacher reserved sections – on sale now)
Single-Game Tickets: Ticketmaster – 800/745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com or sports complex box office
Season and Group Tickets/Suites/Mini-Packs: Disney Sports Sales – 407/939-GAME (4263)
Disneyland® Half Marathon Weekend
September 2-4, 2011
Registration will be open for the 2011 Disneyland® Half Marathon Weekend on January 3, 2011.
Chase your dreams at the Happiest Race on Earth for the 2011 Disneyland® Half Marathon Weekend on September 2-4, 2011. Imagination is your destination on this 13.1-mile course that winds through the City of Anaheim, California and the Disneyland® Resort. Run through Sleeping Beauty Castle and discover the treasures that lie in Disney California Adventure™ Park while high-fiving your favorite Disney Characters along the way. There’s a little magic around every corner for the whole family!
Weekend Events will include:
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