It’s almost time for the BIGGEST game of the year, the Super Bowl, and you’ve lined up your Disney World vacation in the same week… whoops!
We like to tell you about our favorite Disney World hotels to stay in, things to do while in Disney, and places to eat, but where do you go when you need a place to hop back into reality for a few hours to keep from missing the most important game of the season. Well, we’re glad you asked!
While we love being at Disney World on vacation, we sometimes can’t ignore other major life happenings while we’re away.
When certain special events, like the Super Bowl, only come around once every year, it’s a big deal to a lot of people. With so many folks investing in their favorite teams playing, who’s going to win it all this year, and even just watching to see the commercials and half-time show, a lot is riding on being able to see it all while it plays out in real-time.
Since Disney World doesn’t typically close, you may find yourself scrambling to take a little bit of time out of your long days in the park to unwind, sit down for a bit, and enjoy the game… but where do you have a place to do that inside of Disney World? Don’t worry, we’ve got thoughts!
Rix Sports Bar & Grill
This first option we have to recommend may feel like a no-brainer. It’s literally written into the name of the place.
Rix Sports Bar & Grill could be the optimal spot for you because they’re going to have it all! Not only will they have T.V.’s around to watch the game (maybe from multiple stations), but they’re also equipped to offer you light bites and beverages so you won’t have to leave through the whole game.
If this sounds ideal to you, you can find this spot at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort right across from their main quick service location, El Mercado de Coronado. We’re going to warn you about this one though, it can get full quickly since it’s a smaller restaurant — if this is a spot you want to claim, come early!
Lounges with TVs — Crew’s Cup, Belle Vue, & Geyser Point
Hotel lounges could be optimal, too!
Several of the Disney World hotels (mainly the deluxe category) will have smaller lounges that would be a prime spot to enjoy the game. Just to name a few of our favorites, The Crew’s Cup Lounge at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort and the Belle Vue Lounge at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn Resort has a smaller space outfitted with T.V.s that will help keep you in the zone with the game and not so distracted by everything else going on.
Geyser Point is an outdoor lounge that is outfitted with several tables and longer padded seating like patio furniture that might be a bit more comfy to you if you plan to be there through the whole game.
It’s a larger restaurant that’s got massive T.V.s that are clustered together and may be able to offer the best viewing experience of them all. This is also another solid choice because of the obvious reasons. Here, you’ll be able to grab more food than just a light appetizer and drink all while enjoying it from a booth or table seat.
Hotel Pool Bar (If they’ve got a T.V.)
This one is a bit unconventional but could work if a T.V. was brought out for the occasion.
It doesn’t hurt to stop by the front desk of your Disney World hotel and ask if (and where) they’ll be showing the Super Bowl. Hear us out, if there’s a T.V. brought out near the hotel’s pool bar, that could be an ideal spot, especially if you’re visiting with family.
Everybody wins if the rest of your crew can dive in for a swim close by while you’re trying to keep from missing the biggest game of the season!
Stating the obvious, if you really want to make sure you’re not going to miss a moment of the action, you can always opt to watch the game from your Disney World hotel room.
The T.V.s in the room are outfitted with several local channels and will be easy to switch back and forth between stations to your preference rather than relying on the restaurant to play your favorite. If you’re looking to be in control of what you’re viewing, this is probably the option you’ll want to line up!
Your Own Phone
We get it, you’re torn. Disney World is expensive and sitting inside a room or taking time away from your family to sit inside a lounge or restaurant doesn’t sound ideal. What’s the next best compromise? Well, you’ll be watching from your own phone!
Choosing this option allows you full control of what you’re watching, when, how often, and how loudly (hopefully with headphones) if you’re going to remain in the parks. This option certainly wouldn’t keep you from being able to go about the rest of your vacation as you typically would AND could give you something to pass the time while you’re waiting in lines between rides.
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Where do you typically watch the super bowl from while at Disney World? Tell us your favorite spot in the comments below!