Saturday, January 9, 2010

Mark those calendars for upcoming Walt Disney World events

By Heather Leigh Carroll-Landon

Walt Disney World is home to many activities throughout the year. Everything from endurance sports to eating around the world. Guests can experience whatever their vacation hearts desire. Check out some of the upcoming events planned at Disney World throughout 2010.

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

Scheduled this upcoming weekend is the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. Runners of all endurance levels participate in one of the largest marathon events in the area Jan. 7-10.

For detailed information visit Disney World Sports, which includes all other sporting events at Disney World.

ESPN The Weekend

Sports lovers do not miss this weekend at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Guests will have a chance to interact with some of their favorite sports figures, including questions and answer sessions, autograph opportunity and a trivia filled race.

ESPN The Weekend will run fro Feb. 26-28, 2010 with the 5K race running the morning of Feb. 27, 2010.                                                                                                                (Click read more below)

Atlanta Braves Spring Training

Check back for more details about the Atlanta Braves Spring Training at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in March 2010.

Disney Princess Half Marathon

Take part in this fun filled half marathon where participants can take a rest and pose with their favorite Prince or Princess. The popularity of this event just seems to increase each year with more participants and spectators making their way to Walt Disney World.

The Disney Princess Half Marathon will take place March 5-7, 2010.

International Flower and Garden Festival

The International Flower and Garden Festival is one of the best home shows around and includes the magic of Disney. Experience gardens galore at Epcot from March 3 (earliest date ever) and run through May 16, 2010.

Star Wars Weekends

Blast off to a galaxy far, far away with the characters from the Star Wars saga. Meet and greets, autograph sessions and so much more is offered during this out of this world event at Disney Hollywood Studios.

Dates for Star Wars Weekends are: May 21-23, May 28-30, June 4-6 and June 11-13.

International Food and Wine Festival

This popular event returns to Epcot in 2010 and will continue to immerse guests in food cultures from around the world. Check back for more details.

The International Food and Wine Festival will run from Oct. 1 through Nov. 14, 2010.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party is held on select nights in Autumn from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Magic Kingdom Park. Check back later in the year for more details.

Old Spice Classic

Get pumped up watching eight teams compete for the title of Old Spice Classic Champion. Teams from Notre Dame, Temple, Boston College, California, Georgia, Manhattan and Wisconsin will travel to the newly re-imaged ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Nov. 25, 26 and 28, 2010.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party and Holidays Around the World

More to come…dates vary in December. Check back for details as more develop.

For additional information about any of these events call 407.W.Disney.

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