by Military Diva
So you have narrowed down your travel dates, spent hours deciding on dining reservations, poured your heart into your Fast Pass selections and are now in the final days of your countdown. Ecstatic for your trip you turn the calendar to February and realize you will be traveling over Superbowl Sunday. All plans for February 4, 2018 are now a BUST!!
In all honesty, my husband would probably be absent from any trip we planned around the Superbowl. Originally from South Jersey, his support for his beloved Philadelphia Eagles would quickly trump any itinerary I could plan. That is unless I could convince him that we could still watch the game in our normal fashion. And that I can do!
I invite you to read on and learn of great experiences you can have while enjoying the Superbowl, Olympics or any other important game while vacationing at Disney World.
RELAX and Watch from the Privacy of Your Resort Room!
This might be a no brain-er, but after rushing around the parks, you and your fellow travelers may enjoy a more private experience in your room. Grab your favorite food from your resort’s quick service location, load up on some snacks or consider ordering room service! Then settle into your cozy beds for an evening of sporting fun!
Join your “Neighbors” and Watch from Moderate and Deluxe Resort Lounges
Get here early and secure your spot around one of the TV’s in your resort lounge. Most moderate and deluxe resorts have lounges that are equipped with TV’s that are likely to be airing the Superbowl. While I can’t guarantee the game will be on, as with any other local lounge, guests can ask for the channel to be changed. The list below highlights lounges that are known to have TV’s.
- Port Orlean’s French Quarter-Scat Cat’s Lounge
- Port Orlean’s Riverside-River Roost Lounge
- Coronado Springs-Rix Sports Bar & Grille
- Animal Kingdom Lodge-Sanaa Lounge
- Beach Club Resort-Martha’s Vineyard
- Contemporary Resort-The Wave Lounge
- Grand Floridian Resort & Spa-Mizner’s Lounge
- Old Key West-Gurgling Suitcase
- Polynesian Village Resort-Tambu Lounge
- Saratoga Spring’s Resort-Turf Club Lounge
- Wilderness Resort and Campground-Crockett’s Lounge
- Wilderness Lodge and Resort-Territory Lounge
- Yacht Club Resort-Crew’s Cup Lounge
- Shades of Green -Evergreen’s Pub (exclusively for Military and DoD employees and guests)
Watch the Game and Grab a Great Meal at one of Disney World‘s Table Service Restaurants
What better way to watch the game than with a great meal! Various locations around Disney World have televisions available and have historically tuned in to the Superbowl. Whether choosing to travel to Disney’s Boardwalk or Disney Springs, there are several options available! Make your reservations early through “myDisneyexperience” and cement your plans for Superbowl 2018!
- Big River Grille & Brewing Works at Disney’s Boardwalk
- The Boathouse at Disney Springs
- Splittsville Bar at Disney Springs
- Rainforest Cafe at Disney Springs
- ESPN Wide World of Sports Grill at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex-requires valid park admission
Join the Crowds for a Spectacular, Signature Superbowl Event!
ESPN Club at Disney World’s Boardwalk is inevitably the most popular location for viewing sporting events-and Superbowl 2018 is no exception! This uniquely themed restaurant offers close to 100 televisions with satellite connections. There are even televisions in the restroom stalls!
On a normal day reservations are typically only accepted for lunch. Dinner is a first come-first serve experience. However, the Superbowl Event is a bit different.Guests wishing to watch from this location must make Premium Reserved Seating by calling the ESPN Club directly at 407-939-1177. Expect to pay $100 per person and remember, NO WALK UPS WILL BE PERMITTED!
Please be aware that many lounges may be OVER 21 only. Please call ahead of time is you plan on taking children along.
With all of these details out of the way, let me end by saying…
FLY EAGLES FLY! Our family is hoping that this is the year of the Philadelphia Eagles- the year that finally brings the trophy home to America’s Town, the City of Brotherly Love! And we hope you all take time from your vacation to cheer us on!
If you need any additional tips or help planning your next vacation we recommend you contact All for Dreams Travel, an independent agency with Gateway to Magic Travel and the recommended travel agency of the Disney Divas and Devos.