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.

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February 6, 2018 at 5:23 AM · Hide the horses.

W.C. Fields' tombstone reads, "I'd rather be here than in Philadelphia."

February 6, 2018 at 10:38 AM · That is so cool! I live in Philly so really appreciate what has happened. Would rather have been at Disney World but won't mind being in Philly on Thursday, as the firm for which I work is treating it as a snow day b/c of the celebratory Eagles parade.
February 6, 2018 at 10:41 AM · Always amazing how fast they bring them in. It used to be wait a day or two but now the MVP is there literally the next day. A wild bit but he seems to be loving it and seen pics of him and his family enjoying rides and such.
February 6, 2018 at 10:42 AM · I remember it used to be just a day or two before the MVP came in but now they have them there the next day, remarkable. Still, he looks to have loved it and great pics of him and his family enjoying the rides so can't fault a guy enjoying the perks of this epic win.
February 6, 2018 at 11:25 AM · I'll be at the REAL parade on Thursday.
February 6, 2018 at 12:14 PM · Anybody else notice how differently Mickey and Nick wave to the crowds? Nothing is wrong with either approach, but it's very interesting to observe the differences in styles.
February 6, 2018 at 12:21 PM · How are they "world champions"?
February 6, 2018 at 12:49 PM · They’re at Disney World. Don’t ruin the magic.
February 6, 2018 at 5:37 PM · @grant Nick was the Super Bowl (American football) MVP.

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