Where to Watch the World Cup Live at Walt Disney World

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Are you a fan of soccer? If so, and you don’t want to miss a minute of the action from the 2014 FIFIA World Cup (which takes place in Brazil from June 12 through July 13), there are a few places around the Walt Disney World Resort where you can partake in the fun.

The main stop you should make, at least while visiting Epcot, will be The Odyssey Restaurant, which is located near World Showcase Plaza, kind of between Test Track and the Mexico Pavilion. The Odyssey will be showing all the games live on multiple screens, and guests will be able to purchase beverages, snacks, and other merchandise in the lobby area.

In addition, at Epcot the Germany Pavilion will be celebrating with a special soccer experience, and guests will be able to stop in the World Showcase Plaza area and have their photo taken with a topiary version of Goofy, who is attempting to play the popular sport.

If you will not be inside Epcot, never fear! There will be many other locations where you can watch the games live. Here is the full list of resort locations where you will be able to watch the action:

Guests can also visit the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, along with select restaurants and bars found throughout the Downtown Disney area.

Speaking of Downtown Disney, if you’re looking to purchase soccer merchandise so you can cheer on your favorite World Cup team, make sure to visit the all new United World Soccer store, which specializes in gear, accessories, and more. The store is located at Downtown Disney West Side, in the former location of BLINK by Wet Seal.

As you can see, for those who would like to watch any part of this exciting month-long event, there are plenty of options available.

Rikki Niblett

I am a co-host of the Be Our Guest Podcast and do lots of other fun Disney stuff all around the interwebs! You can follow me on Twitter or Instagram at @RikkiNibs or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/rikkinibs

8 thoughts on “Where to Watch the World Cup Live at Walt Disney World

  • June 9, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    You guys think of everything. Thank you!
    And I won’t even be at WDW or watching fútbol.

  • June 9, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    No interest in the soccer, but just because I’ve never been inside the Odyssey I might check it out.
    (It was still open as a restaurant during my very first WDW visit back in ’92, but has not been open during a visit since then, as I’m never there during special events.)

  • June 10, 2014 at 7:24 am

    Oh dear, I need to hide this post from my 16 year old son!

  • June 10, 2014 at 10:49 am

    I’m a bit disappointed by this. I’m going to be at Saratoga Springs during this time and don’t see it on the list. I guess this means I will either have to stay in my room for the game or leave property. I would have thought it would have been a good idea to have the games on a large screen near each resort’s pool. They already have the movies under the stars equipment available, but perhaps that technology doesn’t lend itself well to daytime viewing.

  • June 13, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    I know this is a long shot, but do you know of any places in Magic Kingdom that will have the game or a TV? Bad idea planning a visit when the US is playing!

  • June 15, 2014 at 11:42 am

    THANK YOU SOOOO much!! I am an avid soccer fan and was going crazy wondering how my gf and I were going to get to ESPN Zone, from the Magic Kingdom without losing so much time, to watch the USA match on the 26th. Now, I know we can go right across the lake, or next door to the Contemporary. Again, thank you soooo much! GO STARS and STRIPES!!

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