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:

1ESPN Club

Watch Football at the ESPN Club Disney's Boardwalk
Photo Via The Walt Disney Company

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.

2Geyser Point 

Geyser Point Bar & Grill TV's
Photo via The Walt Disney Company

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

Watch Football at Splitsville Orlando
Photo via Splitsville Orlando

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

The Boathouse Restaurant Disney Springs
Photo Via The Boathouse

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

Disney's Boardwalk Villas Two Bedroom Lock-off 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!


  1. Hi there! We are going to be staying across from Disney Springs this weekend and are huge Buckeye fans and are trying to figure out where to watch the game! Have you watched at Splitsville and if so was it possible to watch the game you’re interested in and can you hear the audio as well?
    The one time we went to the ESPN Club it was for a Buckeye game and everyone there was mad at us bc they went to see the Red Sox and our football game was on. It was not fun as they kept asking if we could let them change to their game but we had reserved a vip table for the game. Buckeyes lost and the crowd there were thrilled. Ugh!
    Thanks for any hints… and GO BUCKS!
    Lisa Bendler

    • Sorry it took so long to respond! That’s awful that that happened to you. A friend and I went there years ago to watch a big OSU game and all these LSU fans were getting mad at us bc Ohio State was the main game on. Luckily, the bartender said we were there first and not to worry. Thank God they won!!! I called down to a few places I would have recommended to watch the OSU game and they all said that the only place that would have audio would be ESPN Club. 😕 BUT, they did say it’s at a restaurant’s discretion whether or not to turn on the audio, so you might get lucky and find somewhere who would turn it on for you! Sorry I couldn’t be more helpful on that side. In terms of just watching the game though, Splittsville has a ton of TV’s, so you should have no problem at least watching the game.


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