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Orlando to host the 2017 NFL Pro Bowl and the Magic Kingdom will host a special parade!

FREE NFL Pro Bowl week activities return to Walt Disney World's ESPN Wide World of Sports

The National Football League has just announced that it’s annual “Pro Bowl” game, which features all the best NFL players will be coming to Orlando, Florida for 2017!

Honolulu, Hawaii has hosted the NFL Pro Bowl for a number of years, but the game will return to the city of Orlando thanks to the hard work of the Florida Citrus Sports, Visit Orlando, City of Orlando, Orange County and Disney.

The game will also feature it’s old, traditional format fo AFC vs NFC conference stars.  “Collaborating with Disney and ESPN brings us closer to the best in youth and family-focused entertainment. We look forward to working with the city of Orlando and Florida Citrus Sports to create a week-long celebration for football and our fans.”

The tie-in with Disney and television partner ESPN made Orlando an obvious destination for a Pro Bowl switch despite interest from several other cities, including the host of this year’s Super Bowl in Houston.

Practices will be held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort simultaneously with youth football events and a fan fest.

According to the press release, there will be a Pro Bowl-themed 5k run, a parade of Pro Bowl players in the Magic Kingdom, and Pro Bowl-themed elements throughout Disney Springs.

Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 8:00pm.  The game will be featured on ESPN.



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  1. Did you alter your crowd calendar to reflect what you think is going to happen due to the Pro Bowl? Just curious as our dates also fall the week of the 22-28!

  2. Thank you Kenny! I wasn’t sure if you had made any changes since the 22nd. I remember reading that Disney may host it but it was confirmed so I wasn’t sure if the crowd predictions had changed since last week. Thanks for all of your help!

  3. Thank you! Knowing when that pride will be would be very helpful! We arrive 1/28 and had planned on going to MK that day. If the lease is then, we may go to another park.

  4. Will the events happen the week BEFORE the game? We’re supposed to arrive on the 31st… hoping to miss any crowd inflyx caused by this.

  5. Oh thank goodness! When I saw the email, I was afraid it would be close to our trip, but no. We go in February. Thank you so much for keeping us informed.

  6. What dates in January do you expect to be impacted crowd-wise at the parks? or is it too early to tell?

    • I am interested to know what you can find on how the pro bowl will effect WDW the week of the 22nd. We are planning our park days from Monday to Friday and picked this week specifically because of the light corwds. TIA!

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