In 1987 at Super Bowl XXI, a tradition began of going to Walt Disney World to celebrate a Super Bowl victory. Thirty years later, that tradition continues. [Read more…]
New England Patriots players Julian Edelman and Malcolm Butler celebrated their team’s Super Bowl XLIX championship with thousands of fans on Main Street USA after saying the famous words, “We’re going to Disneyland!” [Read more…]
With the commercials just as big a part of the Super Bowl as the game itself, Fun Spot will debut their own Super Bowl commercial during the big game on Feb. 2 on Fox 35 in the Orlando area. [Read more…]
Hosts Banks Lee and JeniLynn Knopp bring you this week’s theme park and attraction news and more. On this week’s episode: [Read more…]
Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco, quarterback of the Baltimore Ravens, said he was going to Disney World last night in a commercial shot right after the big game, and he made good on that statement today. [Read more…]
In honor of the Super Bowl, guests at the Magic Kingdom will get to see a super pre-parade with football star Goofy, Chip and Dale referees, cheerleaders and more before the Celebrate a Dream Come True parade today through Monday, Feb. 4. And on Monday, the day after the Super Bowl, expect to see the Super Bowl MVP in a ticker-tape pre-parade. [Read more…]
After leading his team to a come-from-behind 21-17 victory over the New England Patriots at Super Bowl XLVI, what did New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning do next? He went to Disney World of course. [Read more…]
Feb. 10, 2011 – Join hosts Samantha Sanders and Jessica Steele Allen as they bring you the latest Orlando theme park and attraction news and more on this week’s episode. [Read more…]
Super Bowl XLV’s Most Valuable Player, Green Bay Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers, made good on the promise he made just minutes after his win. He arrived at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom on Monday afternoon, Feb. 7, 2011, and rode through the park with Mickey Mouse. [Read more…]
Photos by Marcus D’Amelio
Video by Jimmy Strater
The Magic Kingdom Philharmonic Band came marching down Main Street, U.S.A., this morning behind New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees. He was riding in a pewter convertible with Mickey Mouse, waving to cheering fans. But he’d earned the ride – and the adulation – Sunday night by marching the Saints to a 31-17 victory over the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV in Miami.
Celebrating Super Bowl heroes in “I’m Going to Disney…” commercials and rides down Main Street, U.S.A., at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort has been a grand tradition since 1987 and Super Bowl XXI. But this one was unique, involving a team and a city overcoming so much adversity that its fan base goes by the nickname “Who Dat Nation.”
As confetti cannons sprinkled Brees with multi-colored paper, it symbolically showered away 42 seasons of “wait till next year.” The waiting had ended at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, thanks in a big way to a torrent of pinpoint passes by Brees, who earned the Super Bowl MVP honor with a 32-completion, 288-yard, two-touchdown, no-interception performance.
Joining Brees for his celebratory ride, along with Mickey Mouse in his football outfit, were Minnie Mouse (decked out as a cheerleader), Chip ‘n’ Dale in referee garb, and “football Goofy” plus players from a central Florida NFL Youth Football team.
Brees’ celebratory visit happened mere hours after he was featured in the 42nd “I’m Going To Disney…” commercial, a series that has featured a lineup of people from sports and beyond who have exclaimed the iconic line following milestone accomplishments.
Aol’s WalletPop.com is hosting the exclusive online premiere of the complete Super Bowl commercial for Universal’s new The Wizarding World of Harry Potter area in Islands of Adventure.
The spot is also appearing on the home page of Aol, in advance of its CBS television broadcast on Sunday’s Super Bowl.
The ad shows two children riding on broomsticks through Hogsmeade. From that, many are guessing that broomsticks will be some part of one of the rides. You can briefly see the Dragon Challenge ride, and the riders aren’t on broomsticks. Plus at the end of the commerical, Harry Potter appears and tells the kids to follow him and they fly right into Hogwarts Castle. Since that’s where the brand new Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride is located, you could guess you’ll be riding on a broomstick during that ride.
Universal Orlando will launch a brand-new, national commercial for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter during Super Bowl XLIV on Sunday, Feb. 7.
Set to air during the first half of the game, the ad will feature all new footage. You’ll see children magically transported to Orlando to fly on broomsticks around the Wizarding World. They’ll swoop through the bustling streets of Hogsmeade past the Hogwarts Express, dodge a flying dragon and meet Harry above Hogwarts.
The commercial also begins a new brand campaign, “Be Courageous. Be Outrageous. Be Extraordinary.” The press release from Universal says the campaign will “show viewers that Universal Orlando Resort is the only theme park destination in the world where you can soar above Hogwarts castle with Harry Potter, swing above the streets with Spider-Man and help Shrek save Princess Fiona in Shrek 4-D.”
Does this mean the new Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride will let guests “soar above Hogwarts castle with Harry Potter”? Or will the Dragon Challenge ride feature broomsticks as the ride vehicles? Or neither?