There was a lot of excitement in the Magic Kingdom today as New York Giants Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning was honored with a Victory Parade. The quarterback sat with Mickey Mouse in a car that led the motorcade down Main Street before Manning answered questions in the Rose Garden.
This is not the first time that Eli Manning has been honored at a Disney park. In 2008, he won the Super Bowl MVP and was due to visit Disneyland – but due to weather and other committments, he didn’t make it until May of that year.
Many guests had t-shirts and signs, welcoming Eli Manning to the park. Cast members made sure everyone was in place before the motorcade traveled down the street.
First here, is our video of Eli Manning, followed by photos.
It was an exciting day for fans!
Red, white and blue balloons brightened the parade route (and sometimes broke free):
Mickey and Chip get ready:
Eli Manning sat with Mickey Mouse while Minnie, Chip, Dale, and Goofy walked behind the car.
Kids with NFL Play 60 t-shirts were part of the procession. NFL Play 60 encourages kids to exercise for 60 minutes per day to combat obesity.
Continued on the next page, as Eli Manning makes his way to the Rose Garden!
Eli Manning arrived to the Rose Garden, and fielded questions that included whether he’d be able to ride anything while there (no, because he was heading to New York for the David Letterman Show and the ticker tape parade).
Mickey and Minnie were being playful, and I also asked them if I could take a photo:
Eli Manning posed with Mickey and Minnie, and they were soon joined by Play 60:
Fans lined the fences to get a good view, often calling out to Manning:
Eli Manning then sat for questions.
It was a pretty exciting day for New York Giants fans at the Magic Kingdom!