Disney’s 2018 Salute to Baseball


Disney's Salute to Baseball

July 1-6, 2018: 8U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 16U and 18U
July 8-13, 2018: 8U, 9U, 10U, 13U, and 14U

Disney International Salute to Baseball, a fun-filled tournament in the heart of summer at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, is the perfect way to spend your summer coaching days and to celebrate the Fourth of July while competing in America’s pastime at Walt Disney World® Resort!

There’s never been a better year to bring your team to Disney International Salute to Baseball! Teams will now be able to maximize their time on the field with more games and more event enhancements, including:

  • NEW! Opening/Welcome Ceremony at Champion Stadium for teams on the evening prior to the first day of competition, featuring a DJ, special entertainment and more
  • Increased minimum game guarantee to 6 games (instead of 5)
  • The popular, after-hours tournament party at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park will now take place on Wednesday evening during each event week
  • NEW! All athletes will receive an exclusive Disney Baseball trading pin

Experience even more of the magic at Walt Disney World Resort with FastPass+. Now, you can experience the Walt Disney World parks the way you want, both before and after your team competes at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.



Disney's All-Star Sports Resort

(or similar property, based on availability)

Get in the game at this Resort hotel that salutes the world of competitive sports, including baseball, basketball, football, surfing and tennis. Go the distance and don’t be afraid to celebrate your inner fan amid sporty décor starring some of your favorite Disney characters.

  • Check-In: June 30, 2018 or July 7, 2018 depending on tournament dates
  • Check-Out: July 7, 2018 or July 14, 2018 depending on tournament dates
  • 2 Players/Room (8 rooms, based on 16 players)
  • 1 Coach/Room (2 rooms, based on 2 coaches)
  • Includes a 3-day Park Hopper ticket to enjoy Disney!

What Makes This Resort Hotel Unique

Pool with Surfboard Motif

Giant-sized surfboards line this sprawling pool area perfect for catching some rays or taking a dip.

End Zone Food Court

Blitz your appetite with an all-star line-up of fan favorites, including pizza, pasta, nachos, burgers, desserts and more.

Movies Under the Stars

Watch complimentary screenings of Disney films on select nights by the Surfboard Bay Pool.


  • Roundtrip airfare (based on 16 players/2 coaches)
  • Van Rental (2 12-passenger vans)


  • $1,950/player (based on 16 players/2 coaches)
  • No cost for coaches (single room occupancy)

*-costs based on current estimates/availability, actual cost to be determined during booking


Varsity TravelHelp defray the costs of your trip by raffling off a trip for two to watch your team play or a travel voucher for those who can’t make the trip!

How it works:

Sell 500 tickets at $20 each to generate a total of $10,000.

Each ticket costs just $2 and the cost of the trip is $3,500 (or $2,500 for a travel voucher) for a total of $4,500 (or $3,500 if a voucher is selected), leaving $5,500 – $6,500 for your organization to offset the cost of the trip. This fundraiser reduces the cost per player by up to $400!

Sell more tickets to raise even more for your team!


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The creator and publisher of OhioVarsity.com, Hare has covered high school sports in Northeast Ohio since 1997. He began as a correspondent for the Lake County News Herald, where he contributed until 2011, primarily covering high school football and wrestling. In 1999, Hare began writing for IrishIllustrated.com, a member of the Scout.com network of high school and college sports web sites. He focuses on covering Notre Dame football recruiting. OhioVarsity.com was created in 2004 and was a member of the Rivals.com network until 2012. The site's original purpose was to cover Ohio high school football and recruiting news but since has grown to cover all sports and to provide sports information services to high school athletic programs and individual teams. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.