We’re just a few weeks away from Super Bowl Sunday! You don’t have to wait until February 13 to think about the big game, especially if you’re at Disneyland Resort! Gabriel Gibaldi shared some exciting news with Disney Parks Blog:
Football fans, gear up for a week of magic as ESPN touches down at Disneyland Resort for Super Bowl LVI, with productions originating from Disney California Adventure park beginning Wednesday, Feb. 9, through Super Bowl Sunday on Feb. 13. Downtown Disney District will offer a fan experience Thursday, Feb. 10 through Sunday, Feb. 13.
With “Postseason NFL Countdown,” “NFL Live,” and “SportsCenter” segments, “NFL Matchup,” an “ESPN Deportes” presence, and more, fans at home will receive all the news, analysis, and commentary around the crescendo of the 2021-22 NFL season, while Disney California Adventure park guests can enjoy a fan experience, view the productions and may even spot some of their favorite personalities in person.
Downtown Disney will be the home for a fan experience located outdoors, between Tortilla Jo’s and Splitsville Luxury Lanes, Thursday, Feb. 10 through Sunday, Feb. 13 from 1-7 p.m. PT daily, with games, giveaways (while supplies last), and more for guests of all ages. As part of that experience, ESPN will give away a limited number of ‘Postseasoning,’ a spice blend by ESPN to help fans kick their cooking up a notch during the postseason. Experiences will be available to guests on a first-come, first-served basis.
Disneyland Resort guests with applicable theme park reservations and tickets may catch a glimpse of some of their favorite ESPN shows and personalities at the Paradise Bay viewing area at Disney California Adventure park, with broadcast viewing opportunities taking place throughout the week, including:
- Wednesday, Feb. 9, through Friday, Feb. 11 at select times from 12-6 p.m. PT
- Saturday, Feb. 12, at select times from 12-2 p.m. PT, and approximately 6 p.m. PT
- Sunday, Feb. 13 from 8-11 a.m. PT.
Many of ESPN’s most-recognizable personalities will be on location, including Hall of Famer Randy Moss, Super Bowl Champions Tedy Bruschi, Ryan Clark, Booger McFarland, Rex Ryan, Pro Bowl QBs Brian Griese, Robert Griffin III, Matt Hasselbeck and Alex Smith, groundbreaking NFL analyst Mina Kimes, “Monday Night Football” analyst Louis Riddick, first round pick Marcus Spears, 10-year NFL veteran Dan Orlovsky, analyst Matt Bowen, leading NFL insiders Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen, long-time reporter Sal Paolantonio, versatile hosts Sam Ponder and Laura Rutledge, and the voice of “Monday Night Football” Steve Levy.
Remember: In order to enter a theme park at the Disneyland Resort, guests (ages 3 and older) will need both a valid ticket and a theme park reservation for the same day and the same park. Park reservations are limited, subject to availability, and not guaranteed. Offerings are subject to restrictions, and change or cancellation without notice. Visit Disneyland.com/updates for important information to know before visiting the Disneyland Resort, including updates on required face coverings.
For those watching from home:
“Postseason NFL Countdown” (10 a.m. – 2 p.m. ET) on Super Bowl Sunday will bring the five-day on-site presence to a grand conclusion, as Disneyland Resort and SoFi Stadium, the home of Super Bowl LVI, will each have a set location for the show.
Prior to Super Bowl Sunday, for three consecutive days beginning Wednesday, Feb. 9, NFL Live (4-5 p.m. ET) and multiple editions of “SportsCenter” (12 p.m., 6 p.m., and 11 p.m. ET) will have a consistent, extended presence from Disneyland Resort, in addition to “ESPN Deportes” programing and more. The experience continues Saturday, Feb. 12, with more “SportsCenter” hits and “NFL Matchup,” which airs Super Bowl Sunday on ESPN2 (9 a.m. ET).
During the same week — Thursday, Feb. 10 at the YouTube Theater at Hollywood Park – “NFL Honors” (9 p.m. ET) will be aired live on ABC, ESPN+, and NFL Network. The primetime awards special that recognizes the NFL’s best players, performances and plays from the 2021 season is hosted by Keegan-Michael Key.
ESPN’s full content plans around Super Bowl LVI will be released in the coming weeks.
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