On January 12, 2018, Disney officially opened the doors to its new multi-purpose arena at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort, further expanding the 220-acre sports venue that is widely regarded as the leading facility for youth sports in America.
ESPN Wide World of Sports executives and other key stakeholders celebrated the occasion with a special dedication ceremony featuring a giant ribbon-cutting, plus a cheerleading routine with Minnie Mouse in her new cheerleader uniform.
Looking forward, the 300,000-square-foot venue, named The Arena at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, will host a variety of sports for girls and boys, such as basketball, volleyball, gymnastics and, in particular, cheerleading and dance, starting with the prestigious UCA & UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship which took place over the weekend. The 8,000-seat arena is one of the largest in the country designed specifically for cheer and dance events.
Stay tuned for more news about the sports complex coming up this year.
Happy New Year! In Episode 17, Justin & Michelle discuss all of the news for the week of January 14, 2018 as well as discuss their experience with the Blue Bayou Fantasmic! Dining Package at Disneyland park.
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This week, Monorail Red has a no good, very bad day, select Walt Disney World guests will be able to purchase additional FastPasses, and Disney Pixar’s “Coco” receives a Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film. Let’s take a look!
Disney has announced the home release dates for Disney Pixar’s “Coco”. The film will be released on Digital and Movies Anywhere on February 13, 2018 and on Blu-ray/DVD February 27, 2018.
When aspiring musician Miguel (voice of Anthony Gonzalez) ends up in the Land of the Dead in Disney•Pixar’s Coco, his family takes him to the Department of Family Reunions, where a busy clerk (voice of Gabriel Iglesias) informs him that he’s cursed. To return to the Land of the Living, Miguel will need a magical marigold petal and the blessing of a family member—but, according to the clerk, the family member can include any condition she likes—even forbidding music forever.
Coco is directed by Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist Monsters University) and produced by Darla K. Anderson (Toy Story 3). The film opened in U.S. theaters on November 22, 2017.