Tom Corless’ 2/25-2/28/10 WDW Photo Report

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Tom Corless took a trip down to the Walt Disney World Resort to cover the re-opening of the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and has a number of newsworthy photos from all over WDW to share:

Time to take the field

Just about every sign has been changed

The Atlanta Braves personally welcomed us

Time to check out the ESPN Innovation Lab

The mobile Champion Custom Tee Center

They can customize the back of just about any WWOS shirt

Cameras now cover the entire complex so highlights can be recorded and shown either at the complex or actually on ESPN programming

The Jostens Center

A look at the new Wide World of Sports awards

Packages available for WDW Marathon Events

Another Custom Tee Center in the Jostens Center

Wide World of Sports Grill

The Playstation Arena

This game isn’t even out yet!

ESPN plans to use all of their networks to air events and highlights from Wide World of Sports

ESPN3.com and WDW resort TV will broadcast full events for families to enjoy when they return to their home or hotel room

Walt Disney World Resort is an official home for World Cup 2010 viewing

Moving over to Disney’s Hollywood Studios ESPN the Weekend coverage

The huge Sports Zone set-up in the shadows of Tower of Terror

Hard to believe that Rock ‘N’ Rollercoaster is in there

The following pictures are brought to you by “The Disney Pincast” and “The Vinylmation Station“. Here’s artist Adrianne Draude with her Haunted Mansion stretching room collection

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Upcoming Nightmare Before Christmas series

Urban Series #4

Upcoming pin series dedicated to Disney Animated Shorts

More upcoming pins

Disney Design Group artist Monty Maldovan shows us “The Black Cauldron” anniversary Vinylmation

D Street is coming to Downtown Disney West Side

Items have been removed from the Adventurer’s Club, rumors indicate that they are headed to Hong Kong Disneyland’s Mystic Point area

A “Nanooze” exhibit has opened inside Innoventions East

You can zoom in on various objects

Like a butterfly

Or a rock

Nanooze magazines are all around the seating area

More zooming

You have to use the wheels to zoom in and out

There is also the “Rope Scope”

Place the “Rope Scope” over an item to see what it would look like if you were riding Adventures Thru Innerspace….

The new exhibit replaces a seating area and is at least better than a seating area

Princess and the Frog exhibit already set-up for the Flower and Garden Festival

St. Patrick’s Day merchandise in Mouse Gear

New merchandise location being built in China

Over at the Magic Kingdom, pins have moved out of Uptown Jewelers

The pin frames are still up though

Women’s apparel and accessories now fill the space

The facade work on the Athletic Club is finally complete

Work on the Plaza continues

The new pin location across from the Magic Kingdom tip board

Tarps still up on the Tomorrowland Terrace

New speakers and ceiling fans have been installed for the return of the fireworks dessert parties

Work has begun on the new facade for the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh before it closes for refurbishment

The Space Mountain loading gates have received new blue lights

For some reason, “confetti” was added to the top of this ladder in the Honorary VoluntEARS Cavalcade

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About the author

Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
Contact Tom at [email protected]

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