Warrior Games Athletes Unite and Connect at Walt Disney World


Disney Welcomes Warrior Games Athletes for 2024 Competition

Walt Disney World Resort kicked off the 2024 Department of Defense Warrior Games this past weekend, celebrating hundreds of active-duty and veteran service members who served our country. These wounded, ill, and injured heroes will compete in adaptive sporting events showcasing their incredible physical and mental strength.

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Disney’s commitment to military personnel runs deep, and they’re proud to once again host these elite athletes and their families at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The festivities began with a heartwarming welcome at Magic Kingdom Park, featuring a dazzling red, white, and blue fireworks display over Cinderella Castle.

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Saturday’s official kick-off event at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex AdventHealth Arena was emceed by ABC News correspondent and U.S. Army Reserve Major Stephanie Ramos. The celebration included a spectacular athlete parade, a moving spoken-word performance by Disney cast members, and a rousing musical performance by the American Sirens.


Disney’s support for veterans extends far beyond the Warrior Games. Through their Heroes Work Here initiative and Veterans Institute, Disney aids veterans by providing them with employment opportunities and helping companies across the nation establish their own veteran hiring programs.

he competition gets underway today and continues through June 30th! These exciting events are free and open to the public at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. For a full schedule, visit DoDWarriorGames.com!

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