Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith, fresh from the Seattle Seahawks 43-8 victory over the Denver Broncos on Sunday night at Super Bowl XLVIII, was the star of a gala parade at Disney World on Monday. The Magic Kingdom Park in Orlando was bathed in blue and bright green and the parade featured a cast of Disney characters and colorful balloons. Smith rode with Mickey Mouse (#28) in a red convertible as thousands of Seahawks fans cheered along Main Street, U.S.A. The linebacker was then showered with confetti in front of the Cinderella Castle. Click on to see the Disney Parks video of Smith and the parade.
The trip to Disney World for the Super Bowl's MVP player is a longstanding tradition. Immediately after the game, TV cameras captured Smith's answer to the famous question: "You've just won the Super Bowl. What are you going to do next?" Smith's answer to the question: "I'm Going to Disney World!" Smith is the first NFL defensive player to star in the Disney Parks commercial since they started airing in 1987. Read more about the history of the commercial at SB Nation.
For the sixth year in a row, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel is offering the I'm Off to the Walt Disney World Swan and Hotel! deal for residents of the winning team's state. That means Washingtonians (aka 12th Man) will receive a free night and complimentary upgrade at the Walt Disney World hotel. Just book two nights at the standard price before February 28, 2014 and the third night is free. The stays are good through February 3, 2015. Reservations may be made by calling 800.227.1500 and using the code word Washington.
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel, celebrating its 25th anniversary, is in the heart of the Walt Disney World Resort -- between Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios, and nearby Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park and Magic Kingdom Park. The hotel features five pools, two health clubs, tennis, free transportation throughout the resort and Westin heavenly Beds. The complex has 17 restaurants and lounges, including Shula's Steak House -- the restaurant of the NFL's winningest coach, Don Shula.
Seahawks Super Bowl Victory Parade in Seattle
- Wednesday, February 5, 11 AM - 1:30 PM
- Start: Fourth Avenue (South of Denny Way)
- Finish: Century Link Field