From the Disney Parks Blog -
Nothing says “fall” like tailgate parties, chili cook-offs and, of course, football season. On August 22-23, you can officially kick-off sport’s greatest season of the year with ESPN‘s inaugural Fantasy Football Convention, taking place at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The first-of-its-kind event features unprecedented access to ESPN talent including Matthew Berry, Adam Schefter, Chris Mortensen, Sara Walsh, Mark Schlereth, Stephania Bell, Tim Hasselbeck and more!
Start things off with an epic Tailgate Party, where you can mix and mingle with ESPN talent and be a judge in the first-ever ESPN Chili Bowl. Decorated Disney Chefs from around the world will serve up their best creations for a chance at this prestigious award. The next morning, you’ll have breakfast with some of your favorite characters decked out for the gridiron.
Ever wonder what it’s like behind-the-scenes of an ESPN studio show? You’ll get the chance to find out, as the Convention includes a live broadcast of Fantasy Football Now. The event finale features the opportunity to take part in a live fantasy football draft. Whether you’re new to fantasy football or a long-time veteran, you’ll get the chance to pick your teams with the help of ESPN Fantasy
Experts roaming the floor. And best yet, season winners of leagues created during the Convention will receive a customized trophy. Talk about bragging rights!
Friday, August 22
-The Tailgate: There’s tailgating and then there’s ESPN Tailgating! Hosted by ESPN’s Trey Wingo, compete to win in Football Toss, Corn Hole and hang with ESPN Fantasy Experts and NFL Insiders including Matthew Berry, Adam Schefter and Sara Walsh. You won't want to miss the ESPN Chili Bowl, as ESPN’s Mark “Stink” Schlereth, you and other fans judge which Disney chef, representing their favorite cities, will win the trophy and the bragging rights!
Saturday, August 23
-Breakfast with Characters: Hit the training table for a big League breakfast, then determine who you’d draft first: Mickey or Goofy?
-Fantasy Football Now: Be part of the live studio audience for ESPN2’s "Fantasy Football Now"
-Live Q&A with ESPN Fantasy Football Talent: Before you draft, ask questions of the experts during an hour long Q&A hosted by ESPN NFL Insider, KC Joyner
-The Live Draft: Now it’s time to draft your team with the help of ESPN Fantasy Experts working the floor. At the end of the season, ESPN will award a custom trophy to Convention Draft winners. Bring your tablets or use ESPN’s Draft Kit
-Photos with ESPN Talent: Finish the Convention with a final goodbye and round of photos of you and your friends from ESPN!
For more information on the inaugural Fantasy Football Convention at Walt Disney World Resort and to register, click here.
Who’s ready for some football?