It was a fairytale scene Monday, complete with its own castle, as Super Bowl hero Nick Foles of the Philadelphia Eagles starred in a milestone moment – a celebratory “I’m Going to Disney World!” parade down Main Street, U.S.A. in Magic Kingdom Park.
In front of the majesty of Cinderella Castle the day after the Eagles’ 41-33 improbable Super Bowl victory, park guests and Eagles fans lined the famous street as a smiling Foles waved from a float he shared with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and other beloved Disney characters. Balloons and a blizzard of confetti in the Eagles’ team colors completed the happy scene.
“World champions,” shouted Foles. “To be at Disney World is unbelievable.”
Afterward, Foles spent some time enjoying Disney World, experiencing several signature Disney attractions and interacting with Mickey and Minnie.
It was a magical experience for the hero of Super Bowl LII who passed for three touchdowns and caught a fourth touchdown pass (unprecedented for a quarterback in Super Bowl history) in Philadelphia’s upset victory on Sunday night in Minneapolis. A backup quarterback for most of the season, Foles stepped into the starter’s role in December and turned in a stunning performance in Sunday’s big game. His heroics helped him deliver Eagles fans their first world championship in franchise history and earned Foles the game’s Most Valuable Player award.
After the Super Bowl victory, Foles looked into the TV cameras and announced he was “Going to Disney World,” an iconic line that is part of a TV ad airing nationally.
Foles’ trip Monday to Walt Disney World Resort continued a rich Disney history that began in 1987 when New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms first uttered those famous words “I’m Going to Disney World!” Thirty-one years later, the post-championship celebrations that take place at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida or Disneyland Resort in California remain an enduring reminder of the power of magic that happens at Disney Parks.
“Modern Family” star Eric Stonestreet recently visited Disneyland Resort. During his visit, the actor stopped by Disney California Adventure park to Celebrate the Lunar New Year. He also spent some time with Goofy, who appears in his “god of Good Fortune” attire daily in “Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession”!
Lunar New Year celebration continues through Feb. 18 at at Disney California Adventure park.
Embark on an incredible journey with one little ant in Disney•Pixar’s “A Bug’s Life,” airing FRIDAY, FEB. 23 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network.
Flik is an inventive ant who’s always messing things up for his colony. His latest mishap was destroying the food stores that were supposed to be used to pay off grasshopper Hopper. Now the strong-arming insect is demanding that the ants gather double the food – or face annihilation. To avert disaster, Flik goes on a journey to recruit fighters to defend the colony. When he meets a band of highflying circus insects, he thinks he’s found his salvation.
“A Bug’s Life” is produced by Pixar Animation Studios.
Disney’s Minnie Van Transportation Service has expanded to Orlando International Airport. Currently, the service will only take passengers TO the airport and is only offered to Club Level Guests staying at select Disney Resorts. The newest additions include Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort.
The transportation service is available for airline flights scheduled to depart from 9am – 12am. The vehicles used will be able to accommodate up to 6 guests and 3 car seats. Disney also recommends guests use the Resort Airline Check-In Service provided through participating airlines. The cost is $150 per trip.
In case you aren’t familiar, the Minnie Van Service is a collaboration with Lyft, allowing guests at Walt Disney World to arrange their own private Disney vehicle right from the Lyft app on their smartphone.
To use this service, simply visit the front desk at a participating resort to activate the Minnie Van Service through the Lyft app.
Below are the Disney hotels who currently use the Minnie Van Service for transportation to the airport: