4 Best Places to Watch the Super Bowl in Disney World
On Sunday, February 3rd, football fans around the country will gather to watch the Super Bowl. Whether or not your team is in the big game, it’s still a lot of fun to celebrate the final game of the season. If you’re spending Super Bowl Sunday on vacation in Walt Disney World, we’ve scoped out the best places for you to watch the big game:
Nothing screams football like ESPN and Disney World has two flagship restaurants where you can shake your pom poms and do your end zone dances when your team wins the Super Bowl trophy. First there’s the ESPN Club where there are 100 video monitors so you can see the game no matter where you are sitting.
Don’t worry if you need a bathroom break. If you can believe it, there are televisions in the stalls — a sports lover’s paradise! On the menu you can choose from such pregame apps as tuna or club nachos, chicken strips or pretzels and, of course, wings! The pork belly crunch burger is a don’t miss with its coleslaw, crispy potato, lettuce, tomato, pepper jack, and jalapeño mayo on a butter bun. It’s okay we’ll wait while you wipe your drool.
ESPN Wide World of Sports Grill
Located in Walt Disney World’s park, the ESPN Wide World of Sports Grill has seven large HDTV’s where you can watch the game. There is a full bar and, if it’s nice outside, you can sit on the patio and watch the game. Enjoy the Classic ESPN burger which comes with melted cheddar cheese on a toasted potato bun.
Perhaps your palatte would enjoy a mahi mahi sandwich or a house smoked turkey sandwich. They also have fan favorites like pizza and nuggets. After you’ve worked yourself up from cheering on the teams, you can cool off with many of the grill’s ice cold sweets for dessert.
Rix Sports Bar and Grill
Located at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort near Disney’s Animal Kingdom Resort Area, Rix Sports Bar and Grill is a great place to eat upscale football noshes, including lobster or bbq sliders, bacon cheeseburgers, mahi reuben sandwiches or a juicy New York strip steak.
Chase it down with a tasty draft beer, glass of chardonnay or one of their signature cocktails — how good does a honeysuckle and lavender lemonade sound? Kids love football too and they can choose from turkey, boneless chicken wings, hamburgers and fish as they root on their favorite team. Top off your super meal with a great dessert. Choose from a dark dark chocolate cake, sorbet trio or key lime pie.
Shula’s Steak House
There isn’t anything like watching a football game in a restaurant that honors the Miami Dolphins, one of the only teams who won the Super Bowl after going undefeated in the 1972 season (If you’re interested, the New England Patriots also went undefeated in their 2007 regular season). Shula’s Steak House restaurant is owned by the former Dolphins’ coach, Don Shula, and is located in the Walt Disney World Swan and Disney Resort.
The restaurant is open Monday-Sunday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Here you can chow down on such apps as barbequed shrimp, ahi tuna, sea scallops and black angus steak tartare. Follow it up with a delicious entree of your choice of lamb, salmon, lobster tail, or prime rib.
Whether you go upscale or for more traditional football and pub grub, Super Bowl Sunday is a sports lover’s tradition that shouldn’t be missed.