Living out his own Cinderella story, Super Bowl hero Nick Foles of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrated two huge milestone moments yesterday – helping the Eagles win their first Super Bowl game in franchise history and participating in the celebratory “I’m Going to Disney World!” parade down Main Street, U.S.A. in Magic Kingdom Park.
Foles led his team through a tough four quarters, in which he threw three touchdown passes, including catching a touchdown pass on a trick play, becoming the first quarterback in Super Bowl history to do so. The effort on Sunday night would lift the Eagles to a 41-33 upset over New England. Foles went 28-of-43 with a total of 373 passing yards. The two teams set the Super Bowl record for most combined total yards (1,151) and most combined passing yards (874).
In front of the majestic Cinderella Castle, Foles greeted thousands of park guests and Eagles fans from atop the float he shared with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and other beloved Disney characters. Afterwards, Foles spent some time enjoying the park, experiencing several signature Disney attractions and posing for a photo op with Mickey and Minnie.
It was the opportunity of a lifetime for the hero of Super Bowl LII, who carried on the tradition 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 celebration at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida or Disneyland Resort in California continues to shine the spotlight on special achievement in the sports world and beyond.
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