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Jake Short was at the Disney Parks this week and he visited the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex! Jake was there for the Disney 3v3 Soccer Championships, and he had a great time hanging out on the field and with Disney character Pluto!
Former professional soccer player Eddie Rodriguez worked with Jake to teach him some tricks of the sport! During Jake’s time at the Sports Complex he filmed a Disney 365 segment that will air on the Disney Channel in March!
Jake stars on Disney Channel’s “ANT Farm” as well as Disney XD’s “Mighty Med.”
Disney Sports/ESPN Sports revealed that popular character Mickey Mouse was on hand to help share the news with fans about ESPN’s Wide World Of Sports official pro football team yesterday! Here’s what was posted to Twitter along with the picture above:
Mickey Mouse joins reps from @WaltDisneyWorld / #ASRoma to announce club as ESPNWWOS’s official pro football team.
The Italian soccer team, AS Roma, will receive signage at the facility as well as be the official club in residence at the location.
Exciting! Is anyone hanging out at Walt Disney World this week? If you meet Mickey Mouse be sure to let us know!
The Walt Disney Company has made a deal with Comcast in which Comcast customers can now access all of Disney’s channels from video on demand services and portable devices. Here are the channels that are included in the deal:
– ABC Family
– Disney Channel
– Disney Junior
– Disney XD
– ESPN Deportes
– ESPN Classic
– ESPN Goal Line
– ESPN Buzzer Beater
– ESPN 3D
– ESPN GamePlan
– ESPN FullCourt
– And More
Let us know if you take advantage of this new deal between the Walt Disney Company and Comcast.
The Walt Disney Company has announced that there won’t be another ESPN The Weekend. The event was held at Disney’s Hollywood Studios this year and has been around since 2004, bringing athletes to Walt Disney World.
here is what Disney Sports Media Director Darrell Fry said about the cancellation of the event:
In order to focus our efforts on ESPN’s growing year-round presence at Walt Disney World Resort, we have decided to no longer host ESPN The Weekend. Moving forward, our focus will be on creating events like the new ESPN RISE Girls Showcase and the ESPN RISE Games, which provide a stage for tens of thousands of athletes from around the country.
Are you bummed out by this news?
The Walt Disney Company’s subsidiary ESPN has acquired the television rights to the Wimbledon tennis tournament for 12 years, beginning in 2012. NBC has had the rights to the tournament for 43 years. No details from the agreement were released, however we do know that ESPN and ABC Sports President George Bodenheimer is “thrilled.”
Are you a fan of tennis who tunes in every year for Wimbledon?