On Feb. 4, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco celebrated his team’s win in Super Bowl XLVII in one way football fans have come to expect after the big game. The MVP made good on his post-game promise – in the latest “I’m going to Disney World” commercial – by heading to Disney for a big celebration.
Magic Kingdom welcomed the quarterback with a parade celebrating the Super Bowl championship and the MVP's achievements. Flacco, joined by Mickey Mouse, rode in a red convertible that took the famous figures past Cinderella Castle and down a Main Street, U.S.A. lined with Disney guests and football fans.
As the video shows, the Magic Kingdom parade featured an an all-American color scheme and a football theme. Fed, white and blue balloons provided a colorful backdrop for the entertainment, which included cheerleaders and Disney characters in football gear. There was also confetti, although there was no mention of Ravens making snow angels.
Flacco helped lead the Ravens to a 34-31 win over the San Francisco 49ers last night in New Orleans. His performance at Super Bowl XLVII included three first-half touchdowns and 287 total passing yards.
His winning MVP performance was followed by his on-camera one, with Flacco uttering the now-famous phrase, “I’m Going to Disney World” just after the final whistle. The finished commercial aired a few hours after the game’s conclusion Sunday night and shortly before Flacco made his appearance in Magic Kingdom.
As Super Bowl MVP, Flacco also received a 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray from General Motors.
According to Disney Sports, Flacco’s celebratory statement is part of the 26th Super Bowl commercial in Disney's iconic series. “I’m going to Disney World” started in 1987 following Super Bowl XXI, which starred New York Giants quarterback Phil Simmo. The campaign was considered groundbreaking and the time, and has now become associated with Super Bowl celebrations.
The 2013 spot is also the 46th in the overall series of “I’m going to Disney World” commercials, which includes a lineup of people from sports and beyond who have celebrated milestone accomplishments by, well, going to Disney.