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Sports Fans Will Have a Field Day at 2009 ESPN The Weekend by TheWiseman

Billed as the “ultimate ESPN fan fest,” the 2009 ESPN The Weekend at Disney’s Hollywood Studios™ will feature star athletes, live entertainment, ESPN broadcasts and plenty of interactive activities for all ages! Presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods and benefiting The V Foundation for Cancer Research, 2009 ESPN The Weekend will take place February 27-March 1, 2009.

Highlights of 2009 ESPN The Weekend at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will include ESPN Live Telecasts & Tapings, ESPN Radio Live Broadcasts, Celebrity Appearances, Inside ESPN, Motorcades and Conversations with famous athletes, Dream Job – The Experience, Stump the Schwab All-Star Game, ESPN Sportszone, live editions of the Mike and Mike in the Morning radio broadcast, ESPN The Weekend 5K Race (new for 2009!), Atlanta Braves at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex and much more.

Sports celebrities scheduled to appear at 2009 ESPN the Weekend include Tedy Bruschi, Joba Chamberlain, Donnie Edwards, John Franco, Matt Garza, Ricky Henderson, Steven Jackson, Brandon Jacobs, Shawn Johnson, Maurice Jones-Drew, Jim Kelly, Bill Laimbeer, Misty May-Treanor, Warren Moon, Jim Palmer, Scottie Pippen, Aaron Rodgers, Curt Schilling, Charles Tillman, Hines Ward, Kurt Warner, Brian Westbrook, Roy E. Williams and Adam Vinatierie.

ESPN personalities scheduled to appear at the 2009 ESPN The Weekend include John Anderson, Skip Bayless, Colin Cowherd, Jay Crawford, Peter Gammons, Mike Golic, Mike Greenberg, Dana Jacobson, Al Jaffe, John Kruk, Chris McKendry, Steve Phillips, Karl Ravech, Howie Schwab, Stuart Scott, Mark Schlereh and Trey Wingo.

While attending 2009 ESPN The Weekend, don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy all of the great rides, attractions and live shows at Disney’s Hollywood Studios such as The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, The American Idol Experience, Star Tours, Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular, Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show, Toy Story Mania!, Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream, Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage, High School Musical 3: Live on Stage and Fantasmic!

Looking for great deals on spacious villa rentals during your stay in Orlando for 2009 ESPN The Weekend? Visit www.orlando-florida.net/hotels for information on Westgate Resorts properties, including Westgate Blue Tree Resort, Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa, Westgate Leisure Resort, Westgate Palace, Westgate Towers, Westgate Town Center and Westgate Vacation Villas.

Note: Appearances subject to change without notice. 2009 ESPN The Weekend is included with the regular theme park admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios™. Online registration at http://disneyworldsports.disney.go.com for the 2009 ESPN The Weekend 5K Race will close Sunday, February 22, 2009, or when registration reaches capacity.




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