Where to watch the Super Bowl at Disney World? (2023)

Where to watch the Super Bowl at Disney World? (1)

Wondering where to watch Super Bowl LVII at Walt Disney World? In this post, we cover the best spots to watch the Big Game on February 12, 2023. From Disney Springs sports bars with huge screens to more obscure resort options that don't have long lines or ridiculous crowds.

Please note that some options that were available in the past will not work or do anything special for this year's Super Bowl as Walt Disney World's phased reopening continues into its second year. (If you've checked another guide recommending ESPN Club, this one is out of date: This site has been permanently closed.)

Plus, face masks and staff shortages mean you won't find the raw, rowdy atmosphere of a sports bar anywhere in Walt Disney World when trying to win the Super Bowl. The good news is there's still a good chance of seeing former Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford in the big game against the Bengals! 🇧🇷Just kidding...as a lifelong Lions fan I have to give the Bengals a huge endorsement for the trade and I know what that must be like for their fans. But I have to cheer for Stafford.)

A few years ago we went to Walt Disney World for the Super Bowl. We started at Planet Hollywood Observatory in Disney Springs, which was from ghost town to quite crowded in the afternoon when we left. It's also worth noting that part of the restaurant was reserved for a private event that night, presumably a Super Bowl viewing party. Private events taking up space at popular venues should be considered when choosing a place to watch the game.

After that we watched part of the game Gurgling Suitcase Libations & Spirits at Disney's Old Key West Resort. For those unfamiliar with Gargling Suitcase, it's a poolside bar, and it's not the first place that springs to mind for many people when deciding where to watch the Super Bowl at Walt Disney World.

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For this reason, the gurgling suitcase is realhe wasa good option for watching the game - a good crowd to add some energy to the event but not uncomfortably crowded. There was also no queue to board. The same is true of other bars, lounges, and pool bars in hotels that are not within walking or boating distance from any of the theme parks. Think of places like Saratoga Springs or Coronado Springs.

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Speaking of which, the Gran Destino & Coronado Springs Resort is another solid option, mostly because it has several bars and restaurants. We recommend dropping off outdoors🇧🇷 The weather must be nice and occupancy in Coronado Springs is currently low.

If getting to either of these resorts from the parks is too inconvenient, we recommend the bars at Swan & Dolphin (a short drive from Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios) via the BoardWalk and the Beach or Yacht Club. Our choices for the Magic Kingdom area would be Contemporary Resort or Geyser Point at Wilderness Lodge. All of these are now open.

You can also watch the Super Bowl in the common room at any Disney Vacation Club resort. This tends to attract a modest crowd, with a large TV showing the game and food and drink available for purchase. This is a great trail for families, especially if you don't want or need the sports bar atmosphere.

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Similarly, many of the deluxe resorts have such rooms. For example, the tanning bed at the Beach Club now has a large TV, which could make it a good option for the Super Bowl. We have no experience with these resorts during the Super Bowl, so check with your hotel front desk to see what options they have (if any) (and let us know in the comments!).

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Plus, your hotel room is the obvious spot to watch the game, and the only place you won't find a crowd (unless you want to) or a queue (unless something goes horribly wrong). Of course, this isn't really helpful advice since you (hopefully) already knew your hotel room has a TV with streaming stations.

These are some of the "great" bars to watch sporting events (Super Bowl and others) at Walt Disney World...

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City Works Restaurant und Pour House- Now that the ESPN Club is permanently closed, this relatively new addition to Disney Springs is your best bet for watching Super Bowl LVI. This is a truly great game viewing experience, one of the few at Walt Disney World, with great bar food and a great beer selection.

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Located on the west side of Disney Springs (the side furthest from most shops), this expansive space offers...classic american food, almost 10Beers on tap, indoor and outdoor seating, and huge HDTVs with state-of-the-art audio and picture quality. It doesn't have the same vibe as ESPN Club, but it's a viable alternative.

Splitville- Normally a fairly unknown place to watch sports, Splitsville will be very busy for the Super Bowl. It's the #1 recommendation for Walt Disney World reservations for people who don't want to spend more than $100 per person, and it would be popular anyway.

However, it's a good option as long as you arrive early or make an early dinner reservation. The vibe won't be exactly the same, but it's certainly a good option with plenty of TVs and a sports bar vibe.

End zone food court- If you've ever spent time at the All Star Sports Food Court during peak breakfast hours, you'll have a pretty good idea of ​​what it's like. Why anyone would choose to do this is beyond us, but it's definitely an option that would see the Super Bowl (projected) on a big screen.

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It's also perfect for Cleveland Browns fans who would be uncomfortable with a viewing experience that doesn't involve a certain level of discomfort. (Girl, but I'm a lifelong Detroit Lions fan, so I know your pain.)

Salas Martha's Vineyard oder Crew's Cup- Each deluxe resort has an intimate lounge that creates an atmosphere of watching the game at a friend's house. Still, this duo is within walking distance of Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios, our favorites. Seating in both is extremely limited, so get there early.

Finally, there are numerous viewing options for the Super Bowl or any other sporting event at Walt Disney World. Which one is right depends on how much you're willing to spend, what type of audience (or lack thereof) you want to deal with, and how much time you're willing to devote to the experience.

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Have you ever seen the Super Bowl at Walt Disney World? Where did you see it and what do you think of the experience? Do you agree or disagree with our matchday watching tips? Any questions we can answer? Hearing feedback on your experience is interesting to us and helpful to other readers, so please share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

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Where can I watch the Superbowl in Magic Kingdom? ›

Located in the All-Star Sports Resort, the End Zone Food Court is another place you can see the Super Bowl in Walt Disney World. It won't be the quietest crowd in the world, and if you've been there before you can understand what I mean.

Where can I watch NFL games at Disney World? ›

The former premier sports viewing location at Disney World, the ESPN Club at the Boardwalk, closed during the pandemic and is now permanently shuttered. The worthy replacements for the ESPN Club are both located at Disney Springs: City Works and Splitsville.

Is ESPN open in Disney World? ›

ESPN Club overview. Walt Disney World's ESPN Club on Disney's BoardWalk is now permanently closed. Disney has announced that a new table service restaurant and bakery, The Cake Bake Shop by Gwendolyn Rogers, will be joining the BoardWalk and sources indicate that the ESPN Club will be the location.

Does World of Disney have a bathroom? ›

Some guests will also use the family/companion restrooms and place a beach towel or blanket on the floor. Walt Disney World does not have lifts at any of their restrooms. Check each park's map for baby care center locations and service animal rest area locations.

Does Disney have the Super Bowl? ›

Disney will get rights to broadcast two Super Bowls — the first time in years it will have access to the Big Game — as part of a new rights deal struck with the NFL that will last through the 2033 season. “It's premature to talk about any ideas that we have for our first Super Bowl.

Will there be a Super Bowl parade at Disney World? ›

While the annual parade celebrating a player from the winning team on Main Street U.S.A. in the Magic Kingdom Park won't happen, the theme park did release its iconic commercial showing highlights from the big game set to the song "When You Wish upon a Star."

Is ESPN app free with Disney? ›

You can also bundle ESPN+ with Disney+ and Hulu for $13.99 per month. The price of the Disney Bundle will increase starting on 12/8/2022. Learn more at disneyplus.com/priceinfo. ESPN+ is currently $9.99/mo. or $99.99/yr.

Why is ESPN at Disney closed? ›

The ESPN Club had been in place since the summer of 1996. It closed with the rest of the Walt Disney World Resort for the pandemic in March of 2020. It had never reopened.

Can u watch football with Disney? ›

Different sports that are available to watch on Disney Plus include baseball, basketball, football, hockey, soccer, and more. Sports Live+ allows users to watch live and on-demand sports content from a variety of Disney-owned channels and networks.

What replaced ESPN zone at Disney? ›

ESPN Club permanently closes at Walt Disney World's BoardWalk to be replaced with The Cake Bake Shop by Gwendolyn Rogers.

How much is ESPN at Disney World? ›

For Guests who are not athletes or coaches participating in an event, an admission fee is required for entrance into ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. General ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex admission prices are as follows: Adults (ages 10+): $19.50. Children (ages 3 – 9): $14.50.

Where is ESPN in Disney World? ›

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Former namesDisney's Wide World of Sports Complex (1997–2010)
LocationWalt Disney World Resort, Bay Lake, Florida, United States
Coordinates28°20′13.5″N 81°33′21.6″W
OwnerDisney Parks, Experiences and Products (The Walt Disney Company)
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Where can I watch the Super Bowl 2022 in Orlando? ›

ESPN Club. For Walt Disney World visitors, the natural choice for Super Bowl viewing is the ESPN Club at Disney's BoardWalk.

Is there anywhere to watch the Super Bowl for free? ›

Watch the Super Bowl Free on the Yahoo Sports App

The Yahoo Sports app is an alternative to the NFL app for streaming the Super Bowl for free. Again, sidestep any technical issues on game day by downloading the free Yahoo Sports app from the App Store or from Google Play.

Where can I watch the 2022 Super Bowl for free? ›

Super Bowl broadcasters

Watching the Super Bowl is easy if you're in the United States. Major networks such as CBS and NBC broadcast the Super Bowl for free, both on their cable TV channels and by streaming it live through their website.

Where can I watch the Super Bowl 2022? ›

Plus, watch the 2022 Super Bowl live on NBC, Peacock, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports App. Keep reading for more information on the game including the start time, halftime show, live stream information and more.


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