Disney Will No Longer Host ESPN the Weekend


After seven years, Disney’s ESPN the Weekend is being discontinued.

The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando will no longer host ESPN the Weekend, Disney announced Friday. During the annual event, ESPN studio shows originated from Disney World and several of the network’s on-air personalities made guest appearances.

According to theme park’s sports media director, the decision was made in order to “focus our efforts on ESPN?s growing year-round presence at Walt Disney World Resort” (disney.go.com, 7/22).

Currently, the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and the ESPN Innovation Lab are located in Disney World.

ESPN the Weekend began in 2004.