Globe at ESPN entrance
  • On Jun 22, 2023
    Kara from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello there! My mom and I are traveling to the Walt Disney World Resort in February to watch our niece in a cheerleading competition. The competition is taking place at ESPN. How do we get from our Walt Disney World Resort to ESPN? Thank you!

    Hiya Kara,

    Welcome to planDisney! There is nothing quite like attending a competition at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex; I’ve been a few times, and the atmosphere and energy are indescribable. Perhaps that has to do with the fact that it is only a short 8-9 minute drive from Magic Kingdom Park.

    To answer your question, Kara, there isn’t actually a designated complimentary transportation option to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex from the Walt Disney World Resort Collection Hotels. Sometimes the competition or event host will provide transportation to and from the event from select resort hotels, but in my experience, that is mainly reserved for the athletes and teams. Typically if you go to the official website for the cheerleading competition, they will outline what transportation options, if any, they provide. Whenever I’ve attended a competition at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, I have driven myself or leveraged rideshare services. I recommend taking the Disney Minnie Van Service to ensure you and your mother can get to and from the competition easily. It is my favorite way to travel around the property; it is always quick, and the Cast Members who drive the Minnie Van are outstanding!

    I hope this was helpful, Kara. As you continue to plan for the upcoming competition, please come back and see us if you have any other questions. One of my fellow panelists and friends, Lisa E., is a dance mom who has attended many competitions at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, and I know she has fantastic tips and tricks.

    Happy Planning,

    Ashley F.
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Texas

Hey Y'all! I’m Ashley and I live in Texas. My family and I love trying out the yummy snacks (DOLE Whip anyone!) and taking full advantage of our resort days. When we are not piloting the Millennium Falcon, exploring Kilimanjaro Safaris, or watching fireworks, you can find me planning our next adventure to Walt Disney World! I am so excited that you are planning a trip, and I look forward to helping you dig a little deeper and find the magic in all of the wonders of Walt Disney World Resort. Learn More About Ashley

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