Football fans and Disney fans alike can gear up for a week of magic as ESPN sets up shop at Disneyland Resort for their coverage of Super Bowl LVI.
Coverage for the Super Bowl will originate with productions at Disney California Adventure starting Wednesday, Feb. 9 through “Super Bowl Sunday” on Feb. 13. Downtown Disney will offer a fan experience for guests from Thursday, Feb. 10 through Sunday, Feb. 13.
With “Postseason NFL Countdown,” “NFL Live,” and “SportsCenter” segments, “NFL Matchup” and “ESPN Deportes” presence, and more, fans at home can get all the news, analysis, and commentary while park guests at Disney California Adventure can enjoy a fan experience, see the productions and even spot some of their favorite personalities in person.
The Downtown Disney-based fan experience will be located outdoors between Tortilla Jo’s and Splitsville Luxury Lanes, and will be open from 1-7 p.m. PT daily Feb. 10-13. Offerings will include games, giveaways (while supplies last) and more for guests of all ages. As part of the experience, ESPN will be giving away a limited number of “Postseasoning,” a spice blend by ESPN. Experiences will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Disneyland Resort guests with applicable theme park reservations and tickets can catch ESPN’s productions at the Paradise Bay viewing area at Disney California Adventure, with broadcast viewing opportunities taking place throughout the week:
- Wednesday, Feb. 9 – 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 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; 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; hosts Sam Ponder and Laura Rutledge; and the voice of “Monday Night Football,” Steve Levy.
If you can’t make it to the in-person recordings and plan to watch from home, “Postseason NFL Countdown” (airing 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. ET) on Super Bowl Sunday will bring the five-day on-site presence to a conclusion, as Disneyland Resort and SoFi Stadium — the home of Super Bowl LVI — will have a set location for the show.
Prior to the big day, for three consecutive days starting 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 presence from Disneyland Resort, in addition to “ESPN Deportes” programming and more. The experience will continue Saturday, Feb. 12 with more “SportsCenter” and “NFL Matchup,” which airs Super Bowl Sunday on ESPN2 (9 a.m. ET).
That same week — Thursday, Feb. 10 at the YouTube Theater at Hollywood Park — “NFL Honors” (9 p.m. ET) will air live on ABC, ESPN+, and NFL Network. This year’s primetime awards special will be hosted by Keegan-Michael Key.
ESPN’s full content plans for Super Bowl LVI will be released in the coming weeks. To learn more about planning a visit to Disneyland Resort, visit Disneyland.com.