Many Turn Out to Compete in Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm” Pitching Contest

This post may contain affiliate links; please read the disclosure for more information.

Many potential contenders turned out for the first qualifying round of Disney’s Milion Dollar Arm pitching contest Friday, April 25 at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida and Disneyland® Resort in California. There is still time for hopefuls to participate as the qualifying rounds continue April 26 at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida, Disneyland® Resort in California as well as in Tribeca at the ESPN Sports Day at the Tribeca Family Festival in New York City. All participants received tickets for themselves and a guest to see an advanced screening of the film.

Million Dollar Arm Logo

Three-time MLB All Star and World Series Champion Tom “Flash” Gordon attended the contest in Orlando and 7-foot center for the Orlando Magic, Nikola Vucevic, who was a first round draft pick out of USC actually participated in the contest.


The top three eligible pitchers from each qualifying round will be flown with a guest to compete for the $1 million in the final contest, which will take place at the world premiere of Million Dollar Arm on May 6 in Hollywood.

Million Dollar Arm opens on May 16, 2014.

About the author

Bob Collins

Bob first visited Walt Disney World in 1975 when he was 6 years old. He went back with his wife and two daughters 37 years later in 2012. Since then, he and his family have visited WDW each year at Spring break or when school is out for the Summer. They currently have another trip planned for March 2015.