2/6 Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning Visits the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World
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.
(While writing this article, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin sent a press release about an offer just for New York Residents – see the end of the 2nd page for information!)
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.
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. Check out our video that includes the parade!
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!