One day after winning the 2018 edition of the NFL’s Super Bowl and becoming a world champion, Philadelphia Eaglesquarterback and game MVP Nick Foles visited Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom for a victory parade. Throngs of fans line the parade route and Foles was joined my Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, and Chip and Dale, on his victory float. The float stopped for confetti cannons and then Foles spoke to the assembled fans of the Philadelphia Eagles and thanked them for their support.
Updated with new video: After the parade Foles took a few moments to talk to the press and exclaim how much it all means to him. Then he enjoyed a few theme park rides, including Big Thunder Mountain Railroad:
Foles’ visit to Disney World will continue a Disney Parks tradition that began 31 years ago, in 1987. MVPs from big sporting events around the world visit theme parks as part of the ‘What’s Next’ ad campaign.
In the frenzy of the on-field merriment after helping lead his Philadelphia Eagles to a 41-33 upset win over New England in Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis, quarterback Nick Foles turned to the cameras and shouted five famous words etched in sports lore:
“I’m going to Disney World!”
Foles’ pronouncement followed a standout performance Sunday in which he threw three touchdown passes and he, himself, caught a TD pass on a trick play – becoming the first quarterback in Super Bowl history to do that – to help bring Philadelphia its first league championship. A backup quarterback most of the season, Foles lived out a true Cinderella story, passing for 373 yards in a game that saw the most combined yards ever gained in an NFL post-season game.
Foles joins a distinguished history of heroes from the sports world and beyond who have celebrated a major achievement at either Walt Disney World Resort in Florida or Disneyland Resort in California.
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