Behind The Scenes

ESPN Goes to Disneyland Resort for Super Bowl LVI

As the hours tick down to Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles between the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals, ESPN’s presence at both Disneyland Resort and from the stadium shifts into high gear.

NFL Live was among the shows that got things started with its hourlong edition from Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, Calif., and will continue throughout the week at 4 p.m. ET. Multiple editions of SportsCenter (Noon, 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.) will have a presence from Disneyland Resort, as will First Take (10 a.m.), This Just In (2 p.m.) and additional ESPN shows.

Postseason NFL Countdown on Super Bowl Sunday will feature Suzy Kolber hosting from SoFi Stadium and Sam Ponder from Disneyland, as the show’s four-hour program features a dual-location setup.  

In addition to unsurpassed coverage and insight on the big game, the week affords an opportunity for many of ESPN’s most recognizable commentators to enjoy some of the sights and sounds that can only be found at Disneyland.

This special photo gallery will be updated regularly as the final game of the 2021 NFL Season, Super Bowl LVI, nears.

Sunday, 2/13/22
It was a truly “super” Super Bowl Sunday for NFL Postseason Countdown team member Randy Moss, who celebrated his birthday from Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, Calif., joined by (l to r) Sam Ponder, Matt Hasselbeck, Tedy Bruschi, Moss and Rex Ryan (Christian Thompson/Disneyland Resort)
On Super Bowl Sunday, Kansas City’s Travis Kelce joined the NFL Postseason Countdown crew from Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, Calif. (l to r) Matt Hasselbeck, Tedy Bruschi, Sam Ponder, Kelce, Randy Moss and Rex Ryan (Christian Thompson/Disneyland Resort)
Saturday, 2/12/22
Before braving Incredicoaster at Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, Calif., ESPN’s Tedy Bruschi, Randy Moss, Sam Ponder, Rex Ryan and Matt Hasselbeck get a Postseason NFL Countdown team picture. (Richard Harbaugh/Disneyland Resort)
Sam Ponder snares a picture after encountering Spider-Man in Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, Calif. (Richard Harbaugh/Disneyland Resort)
Tedy Bruschi, Randy Moss and Matt Hasselbeck explore an Ancient Sanctum in Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, Calif. (Richard Harbaugh/Disneyland Resort)
The weekend allowed for a pre-Super Bowl LVI strategy session between ESPN’s Rex Ryan and Tedy Bruschi and R2-D2 in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, Calif. (Richard Harbaugh/Disneyland Resort)
Friday, 2/11/22
Following NFL Live’s final show of the week from Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, Calif., some of the show’s team gathered on set with: (l to r) Ryan Clark, Dan Orlovsky, Laura Rutledge, Marcus Spears and Mina Kimes. (Richard Harbaugh/Disneyland Resort)
On Friday, NFL Live’s Ryan Clark and Marcus Spears finished up their outstanding week at Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, Calif. (Richard Harbaugh/Disneyland Resort)
Wrapping up a fantastic week from Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, Calif., NFL Live’s final show of the Super Bowl Week featured (l to r) Dan Orlovsky, Ryan Clark, Laura Rutledge, Marcus Spears and Mina Kimes. (Richard Harbaugh/Disneyland Resort)
Super Bowl LVI has everyone excited that ESPN has been on-site at all week – and through the weekend – at Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, Calif. (Richard Harbaugh/Disneyland Resort)
Thursday, 2/10/22
Robert Griffin III did his Thursday appearances on SportsCenter with a bird’s eye view of Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, Calif. (Richard Harbaugh/Disneyland Resort)
Goofy and Pluto were among those enjoying Thursday’s NFL Live telecast from Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, Calif. (Richard Harbaugh/Disneyland Resort)
With Sunday’s kickoff inching ever-closer, there was no shortage of topics for Thursday’s NFL Live team of: (l to r) Dan Orlovsky, Keyshawn Johnson, Laura Rutledge, Marcus Spears and Mina Kimes. (Richard Harbaugh/Disneyland Resort)
ESPN’s Super Bowl LVI coverage from Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, Calif. continues Friday and throughout the weekend. (Richard Harbaugh/Disneyland Resort)
Wednesday, 2/9/22
Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse are “Super” excited for ESPN’s on-site studio programming during Super Bowl Week at Disneyland Resort in California. (Richard Harbaugh/Disneyland Resort)
Fans are being treated to several on-site ESPN studio shows originating from Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, Calif. (Richard Harbaugh/Disneyland Resort)
Wednesday's NFL Live telecast was front and center from Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, Calif. with (l to r) Dan Orlovsky, Ryan Clark, Laura Rutledge, Marcus Spears and Mina Kimes. (Richard Harbaugh/Disneyland Resort)
ESPN’s multi-purpose set is in the midst of five consecutive days of productions from Disney California Adventure Park culminating on Super Bowl Sunday. (Richard Harbaugh/Disneyland Resort)
Marcus Spears and Mina Kimes welcomed a special guest to the NFL Live set, Tigger, at Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, Calif. (Richard Harbaugh/Disneyland Resort)
Marcus Spears is ready for anything during Super Bowl week, including an encounter with Black Widow in Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, Calif. (Richard Harbaugh/Disneyland Resort)
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