How to Watch Football at Walt Disney World for December 26-January 1 (And Beyond!)

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Every week here at TouringPlans, we update our readers on which NFL and college games are showing in the Orlando market on the Walt Disney World television system. This means these games will be available in resort hotel rooms, lobby and pool bars, and other locations around property. While some other venues with a sports bar tilt will show additional games, they are few and far between on property. Games are also shown free with an advance reservation and $10 food purchase at AMC Cinemas at Disney Springs. These listings are updated over the weekend, so check with AMC for their updated schedule if you don’t see it below.

The last week of the NFL season is here and totally meaningless for Florida teams. However if you’re traveling to Walt Disney World and are a fan of any of the teams with their playoff hopes still hanging in the balance (or are in a week 17 fantasy championship game!) you might want to know if you’re going to be able to take a break from holiday touring to check out your team’s meaningful game. Here’s how the schedule looks at the moment. Also, for the sake of completion, I’ve included the remainder of the NFL playoff and college football bowl schedule.

This wraps up the season for me. I hope any fellow sports broadcast nerds out there like me enjoyed following along with these posts all season long. And of course we also hope it was a help in planning out your vacation! Either way, let us know so we know if we should bring the feature back next year!

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LISTINGS FOR DECEMBER 26, 2019 – JANUARY 1, 2020

All times EST. Games and listings subject to change.

 

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Sunday, December 22

Atlanta Falcons @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1:00 PM, FOX

Miami Dolphins @ New England Patriots, 1:00 PM, CBS

Washington Redskins @ Dallas Cowboys, 4:25 PM, FOX

Tennessee Titans @ Houston Texans, 4:25 PM, CBS

San Francisco 49ers @ Seattle Seahawks, 8:20 PM, NBC

AMC Dine-In Theaters Fork & Screen Disney Springs

TBA

 

 

NCAA FOOTBALL

Thursday, December 26

4:00 PM

Independence Bowl: Louisana Tech vs. Miami (FL), ESPN

8:00 PM

Quick Lane Bowl: Eastern Michigan vs. Pittsburgh, ESPN

Friday, December 27

12:00 PM

Military Bowl: North Carolina vs. Temple, ESPN

3:20 PM

Pinstripe Bowl: Michigan State vs. Wake Forest, ESPN

6:45 PM

Texas Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Texas A&M, ESPN

10:15 PM

Cheez-It Bowl: Air Force vs. Washington State, ESPN

Saturday, December 28

12:00 PM

Camping World Bowl: Iowa State vs. Notre Dame, ABC

Cotton Bowl: Memphis vs. Penn State, ESPN

4:00 PM

Peach Bowl (Semi-Final 1): LSU vs. Oklahoma, ESPN

8:00 PM

Fiesta Bowl (Semi-Final 2): Clemson vs. Ohio State, ESPN

Monday, December 30

12:30 PM

First Responder Bowl: Western Kentucky vs. Western Michigan, ESPN

4:00 PM

Redbox Bowl: California vs. Illinois, FOX

Music City Bowl: Louisville vs. Mississippi State, ESPN

8:00 PM

Orange Bowl: Florida vs. Virginia, ESPN

Tuesday, December 31

12:00 PM

Belk Bowl: Kentucky vs. Virginia Tech, ESPN

2:00 PM

Sun Bowl: Arizona State vs. Florida State, CBS

3:45 PM

Liberty Bowl: Kansas State vs. Navy, ESPN

4:30 PM

Arizona Bowl: Georgia State vs. Wyoming, CBS Sports

7:30 PM

Alamo Bowl: Texas vs. Utah, ESPN

Wednesday, January 1

1:00 PM

Citrus Bowl: Alabama vs. Michigan, ABC

Outback Bowl: Auburn vs. Minnesota, ESPN

5:00 PM

Rose Bowl: Oregon vs. Wisconsin, ESPN

8:45 PM

Sugar Bowl: Baylor vs. Georgia, ESPN

 

LOOKING AHEAD

Thursday, January 2

3:00 PM

Birmingham Bowl: Boston College vs. Cincinnati, ESPN

7:00 PM

Gator Bowl: Indiana vs. Tennessee, ESPN

Friday, January 3

3:30 PM

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Nevada vs. Ohio, ESPN

Saturday, January 4

11:30 AM

Armed Forces Bowl: Southern Mississippi vs. Tulane, ESPN

4:35 PM

NFL Wild-Card Round Game, ESPN

8:15 PM

NFL Wild-Card Round Game, TBA

Sunday, January 5

1:05 PM

NFL Wild-Card Round Game, TBA

4:40 PM

NFL Wild-Card Round Game, TBA

Monday, January 6

7:30 PM

Lending Tree Bowl: ULL vs. Miami (OH), ESPN

Saturday, January 11

4:40 PM

NFL Divisional Round Game, TBA

8:15 PM

NFL Divisional Round Round Game, TBA

Sunday, January 12

1:05 PM

NFL Divisional Round Game, TBA

4:40 PM

NFL Divisional Round Game, TBA

Monday, January 13

8:00 PM

College Football Playoff National Championship: LSU or Oklahoma vs. Clemson or Ohio State, ESPN

Sunday, January 19

3:05 PM

AFC Championship Game, CBS

6:40 PM

NFC Championship Game, FOX

Sunday, February 2

6:30 PM

Super Bowl LIV, FOX

 

Neil Trama

Neil is a radio and podcast host from Scranton, PA. He's a husband of one and father of two (one human; one dog.) When not visiting Walt Disney World he can be found at home drinking craft beers, eating pizza, and watching old school pro wrestling.

2 thoughts on “How to Watch Football at Walt Disney World for December 26-January 1 (And Beyond!)

  • December 26, 2019 at 6:08 pm
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    We will be at Disney during the Super Bowl. What is best place to watch the Super Bowl in your opinion? We will be staying at Disney Riviera at that time if that helps. Are we best to watch from a location at the resort or just stay in our room??

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  • December 27, 2019 at 10:35 am
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    It all depends on the kind of viewing experience you want. If you want to just pay attention to everything without distractions, then you’re probably better off ordering pizza and watching in your room. If you want a party atmosphere, a place like Splitsville is probably a good choice. It will be crowded but not as bad as ESPN Club and with just as many TVs all over the place. If you’re looking for something in between, the resort food courts (especially at Value resorts) often do “viewing parties” where, basically, they show the game on the TV and have some kind of festive football-party-food on special or something. They usually don’t announce plans for that sort of thing until close to the game but definitely check with your resort when it gets closer.

    I don’t really know if “football viewing party” is the vibe Disney will want to go with this early in the game at Primo Piatto, the counter-service location at Riviera, but you may have better luck at Caribbean Beach.

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