If you happen to be visiting Walt Disney World during football season, you may have a cranky/anxious husband(or wife) looking for somewhere to watch “the big game”.
As HUGE college football fans from a house divided(me: Ohio State, him: Notre Dame) we like to watch as many games as humanly possible on Saturdays. Whether its college football or basketball, the NFL, NBA, NHL, or MLB, the list below includes our favorite bars & restaurants to catch games:
Although the ESPN Club isn’t our favorite place to eat on property, it is by far the best place to catch a game. With nearly 100 TV’s, ESPN Club takes the trophy for best place to watch college football…and sports in general.
Tip: With ESPN Club located on Disney’s Boardwalk!, it’s just a short walk from Epcot. plan to visit the park that day and eat at ESPN Club. That way you get the best of both worlds by maximizing park time and catching the game.
Geyser Point at the new Copper Creek Villas and Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness lodge is a newcomer to the list.
Geyser Point, located at the new Copper Creek Villas and Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, is the newest addition to our list. With several large flat screen TV’s at the center of the bar there’s not a bad seat in the house. The scenic views from the shore of Bay Lake, mean you’re only a boat ride away from The Magic Kingdom (meaning dad can sneak out and be back in time for the 5:00 FastPass).
3Splitsville Luxury Lanes
Although bowling is Splitsvile’s game of choice, there’s no shortage of TV’s for watching your favorite team at this Disney Springs staple. While the family is enjoying one of america’s great pasttimes, your husband can catch a game on one of the many TV’s around the two story Splitsville Luxury Lanes complex.
4The Boathouse Restaurant
Located at Disney Springs, the Boathouse Restaurant offers amazing eats and multiple flat screens to catch the big game. What it lacks in number, it makes up for in quality…of food that is. With a limited number of TV’s, be sure to get there early and snag a seat at either the indoor or outdoor bar.
5Your Resort Hotel Room or Villa
If all else fails, kill two birds with one stone…Send your husband back with your little one(s) for a nap during the game. While the kids sleep, your husband can (quietly) watch his favorite team take the field.
Don’t forget to plan ahead and pack your Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Roku or other streaming device, in case the game isn’t being televised locally. All resort TV’s now include HDMI inputs, along with in-room wifi strong enough for streaming.
Bonus: While dad has the younger kids, mom can have me time to enjoy the parks…or the spa.
Know a better place to catch a game on Disney World property? Let us know on social media or in the comments below!