10 Must-Dos for the Sports Fan at Walt Disney World

There is definitely something for everyone at Walt Disney World, and this is especially true if you are a sports fan.  If you are a lover of sports and sporting events, then you should definitely check out these 10 must-dos at Walt Disney World for all of the sports fans out there:


10. Visit EPSN Wide World of Sports Complex.

There is an amazing complex onsite at Walt Disney World, the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.  The complex is home to regulation fields for all kind of different sports.  There are events and tournaments held the facility regularly so guests can frequently check out many of their favorite sports in action. It is definitely a great place for any sports enthusiast to visit.

9. Play a round of miniature golf at one of the 2 locations on property.

There are two different miniature golf locations on property. The first is Winter Summerland and the other is Fantasia Gardens.  Winter Summerland is located close to Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park while Fantasia Gardens is located close to Disney’s BoardWalk.  Each location has 2 different courses which are each 18 holes of golf.  They have their own unique themes and are a great activity for sports fans of all experience levels to enjoy.

8. Book a fishing excursion.

For all of you anglers out there, you will definitely want to consider fishing while at Walt Disney World.  Disney has dock fishing and guided excursion options available.  The excursions are offered at many of the resorts around Walt Disney World where this a boat dock.  When staying at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort or Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside there are options to rent fishing poles for guests to fish from the docks there.


7. Rent boating equipment to explore the lakes.

If you like boating or kayaking, then there are definitely options for you.  You can rent a variety of different equipment from the boat docks at the resorts.  There are options like canoes, kayaks, sail boats, pedal boats and more.  These can be rented from the marinas and then taken out to explore the waters at your own pace.

6. Go water skiing, wakeboarding or parasailing.

If you want a little bit of extra thrill, then head over to Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Book an experience in advance by calling 407-WDW-PLAY. Experiences include wakeboarding, parasailing, water skiing, etc.  Disney takes care of the details and you get to experience the waters around Magic Kingdom in a thrilling way!

5. Book a round of golf at one of the amazing golf courses.

The golf courses at Walt Disney World are the home to a variety of professional golfing events.  They are beautiful courses and golfers of all skill level enjoy playing at.  While on vacation you can book a round of golf at one of the 5 different golf courses.  The courses are the Lake Buena Vista, Osprey Ridge, Magnolia, Palm and Oak Trail.  You can try them all out and see which one is your favorite.

4. Enhance basketball skills at NBA Experience.

Disney recently opened the NBA Experience in the Disney Springs area of Walt Disney World.  This new complex lets guests see what it is like to be a professional basketball player and practice their basketball skills through a variety of different activities and experiences in the facility.  There is also a store there where guests can purchase basketball gear, memorabilia and more.  It is definitely a must visit spot for any basketball fans out there.

3. Rent a bike or surrey bike to explore resorts.

If you want to explore some of the resort areas, you can rent recreational equipment to head out on your own and explore.  You can rent bikes or even a surrey bike at certain resorts.  It is a lot of fun and a great way to get a break from walking but still explore and get exercise while on vacation.  The surrey bikes are great since they are great options with the kids to explore and let them ride along.

2. Hit the trails.

If you are a runner/jogger and want to get your miles in without hitting the treadmill, then you will definitely want to lace up your shoes and check out many of the trails around Walt Disney World. There are various trails throughout the resorts on property.  Some of them even lead to some of the resorts. Disney’s BoardWalk is also a nice area to check out while logging miles.

1. Visit Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort.

If you want to be immersed into the world of sports, then be sure to check out Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort.  The entire resort is decked out with all things sports, including all of the major sports. You can even book a stay there and stay immersed in the world of sports for you Walt Disney World vacation.  There are also sports-themed offerings at the quick service restaurant at the resort, too.

About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!