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.
This year after Super Bowl LI, the honor fell to running back James White of the New England Patriots. White caught one touchdown pass and rushed for two others – including the game-winner in overtime – to help rally his team to a come-from-behind 34-28 victory over the Atlanta Falcons to capture the NFL Championship.
For his on-field heroics, White was honored with a celebratory parade Monday down Main Street, U.S.A. at Magic Kingdom. Park guests and NFL fans alike lined the street as White smiled and waved from a float he shared with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and other Disney characters.
Afterwards, White posed for photos with Mickey and Minnie and enjoyed some fun time in the park that continued a 30-year tradition of the Super Bowl hero celebrating his team’s victory at Walt Disney World or Disneyland.