Eagles fans celebrate Super Bowl win at Walt Disney World
February 5, 2018, 8:00 PM ·
Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles of the world champion Philadelphia Eagles (let us pause while New Yorkers scream... okay, we're good) paraded down Main Street USA at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom today.
Foles caught a flight from Minneapolis to Orlando to celebrate the win with his family, and Mickey Mouse, before heading back to Philadelphia for the team's victory parade in front of the Eagles' hometown fans.
The "I'm going to Disney World/Disneyland" campaign started with Phil Simms of the New York Giants celebrating his team's Super Bowl 21 victory over the Denver Broncos in Pasadena's Rose Bowl stadium in 1987. Disneyland President and Disney Legend Jack Lindquist came up with the idea for the campaign, which grew into a pop culture phenomenon in the late 20th century.
Players used to take some time in making their way to one of the Disney theme parks, but now Disney tries to get them to the nearest park the day after the game.
Thousands of Philadelphia Eagles fans turned out to welcome Foles to the Magic Kingdom and to celebrate the win, the first Super Bowl championship in Philadelphia history. The Eagles defeated the defending champions, the New England Patriots, in Minneapolis, 41-33.