Watching The Super Bowl at WDW

Sunday, January 18, 2009 11:19 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

So if you were going to be visiting WDW on Super Bowl Sunday, but had a wife who was a bigger fan of one of the teams playing in the big game than you are of amusement parks...

Well, where would be the best place to see the game at WDW?

(and I'm hoping there's a better answer than "in your resort room")


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Sunday, January 18, 2009 11:55 PM

Surely one of the resorts has a sports bar but I can't think of one of the top of my head.


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Monday, January 19, 2009 2:39 AM

ESPN Zone. Choices are slim there, though many hotel bars have tv's. If your wife needs to watch the superbowl, you had better be there at here side, not giggling on the Jungle Cruise.

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Monday, January 19, 2009 8:46 AM

Hopefully if it isn't on any of the tv's you dont choose to just leave WDW. My wife told me a story of somebody she knew who was a huge Boston Red Sox Fan (why anybody would actually like them is beyond me :) One year they were at Disney World when the club was in the playoffs, or maybe just in a game that decided if they were going to the playoffs and they couldn't find it on their resort tv. When they went to the front desk they were advised that Disney didn't carry that station and why did it matter because as the Cast Member told her "She was in Disney and didnt need to watch baseball" Probably not the best answer but oh well. So this person decided that they were so mad they couldn't see the game they were leaving a day early. I am not sure wheher that is true love or just stupididty. I'm leaning towards the second one!

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Monday, January 19, 2009 10:11 AM

ESPN Zone is probably your best bet on property. Now if you have a car and don't mind leaving, there are tons of Steeler bars in Orlando. I can find out from my bro-in-law the closest one to Disney, if you like.

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Monday, January 19, 2009 11:51 AM

RE: ESPN Zone---everyone in every single one of the 30,000 WDW rooms who wants to watch the game will be thinking the same thing. It's going to be packed.

I think you're going to have a better time by venturing off the reservation on this one.

Edited to add: WDW does not carry TBS/TNT on the resort TV system, which inexplicably carried several baseball playoff games this year.

Last edited by Brian Noble, Monday, January 19, 2009 11:53 AM
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Monday, January 19, 2009 12:02 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

We're still not entirely convinced we need to see the game. That's why I'm pursuing the options. We will have a car, so venturing off-property is an option.

Not sure we want to fight public crowds. Not sure we want to sit in our room. Not sure we even need to see the game.

Not sure what we'll do. :)


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Monday, January 19, 2009 12:02 PM

Actually there is no ESPN Zone at WDW, there is a ESPN Club however. Be for-warned it is a madhouse. Yesterday it was running two hour waits for a table and they expect Superbowl Sunday to be even worse. Get there by 11:30am or else. Big River at the other end of the Boardwalk is walk in as well and generally doesn't see the huge crowds. They have a few TVs and a great menu.

Personally I would recommend the "Official All Star Cafe" at Wide World of Sports. Very similar to ESPN but won't be as big of a madhouse.

Since you got a car there is the Orlando Ale House and Buffalo Wild Wings minutes from Downtown Disney. The Ale House is huge and can handle probably twice the number of people as ESPN. Actually I would say Ale House is the best bet. Cheap drinks, cheap/good food, and more TVs than you could want. In comparison to ESPN they actually had room for guests walking in yesterday afternoon when I called over.

Like others have mentioned most hotels have a bar area with some TVs. Port Orleans Riverside has one of the better ones.

Brian the TBS issue with the baseball games this fall was quite interesting and boy were people upset. I saw numerous people head out to their cars from the room just to listen to the game via radio.

Last edited by Andrew, Monday, January 19, 2009 12:15 PM

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Monday, January 19, 2009 3:07 PM

Does the Wide World of Sports Complex have a bar/restaurant? If so Im guessing that would not be a bad place to watch either.


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Monday, January 19, 2009 4:06 PM
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The ale house is nice. BWW isn't that big, and will be packed. You're only an hour from Tampa, just spring for the damn tickets!


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Monday, January 19, 2009 4:47 PM

Touchdown, yes Wide World of Sports has a place. I mentioned it in my post right before yours ;). Generally it doesn't get too crowded there since it isn't as easy to get to if you have to use Disney transportation (get a special bus from Hollywood Studios).

Last edited by Andrew, Monday, January 19, 2009 4:48 PM

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Monday, January 19, 2009 6:37 PM
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ESPN Club is the "typical" bet. Any food/bar kind of place should be playing it on TV. Ask when you get there the CM's favorite places to get a drink and watch sports in the area and go there at least an hour and a half early.

And as someone ealier said, the WWS has the All Star Cafe (or something like that, the resturaunt chain went bankrupt) that you could try.

Last edited by The Mole, Monday, January 19, 2009 6:39 PM
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Monday, January 19, 2009 9:19 PM

Well.. not sure if they're doing it this year, BUT last year at the Boardwalk, home of the ESPN Club, they showed the SuperBowl at the Atlantic Dance Hall just down the "walk" from ESPN... might be an option worth exploring.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009 2:18 AM
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Might have to just play it by ear.

I think MK has the EMH that night...


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Tuesday, January 20, 2009 9:23 AM

That's where I'd be. The game itself sucks more often than not, and the commercials can be watched later, thanks to the miracle that is TiVo.


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Tuesday, January 20, 2009 9:56 AM

I was secretly hoping a meteorite would strike the AFC championship game, destroying both teams in the process. Alas.


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Tuesday, January 20, 2009 10:52 AM
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A meteorite would not only not stop Troy Polamalu, but would most likely just bounce off and not slow him down.

Anywho, I noticed in a slightly related item that Disney is advertising to come to Disney World for the "big game" and is offering nights in the value resorts for $49 between now and the week after the game. No mention of where to watch it, though.


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Tuesday, January 20, 2009 12:22 PM
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kpjb said:
A meteorite would not only not stop Troy Polamalu, but would most likely just bounce off and not slow him down.

He'd just catch it and return it for a touchdown.


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Tuesday, January 20, 2009 12:59 PM

Inoticed in a slightly related item that Disney is advertising to cometo Disney World for the "big game" and is offering nights in the valueresorts for $49 between now and the week after the game.

I'm guessing they're trying to lure folks with sticker shock at tampa-area room rates.


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Tuesday, January 20, 2009 1:06 PM
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Lord Gonchar said:

kpjb said:A meteorite would not only not stop Troy Polamalu, but would most likely just bounce off and not slow him down.

He'd just catch it and return it for a touchdown.

But when he "spiked" the meteor....impact crater... ;)


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