This year, the Super Bowl’s winning team will not be heading to Walt Disney World to celebrate.
With Super Bowl LVII just days away, Disney is preparing for their annual post-game celebration down Main Street, USA. Since 1987, audiences have watched the Super Bowl MVP shout the phrase, “I’m going to Disney World!” This year, after the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles face off on Super Bowl Sunday, that phrase will be different.
Walt Disney World Left Out of Celebrations
Walt Disney World Resort will not be hosting its annual Super Bowl celebrations this year. Instead, it has been announced that Disneyland Resort will host the event for the second year in a row. Disneyland Resort is no stranger to hosting football parades. In addition to hosting MVP Cooper Kupp, Aaron Donald, Matthew Stafford, and the rest of the Los Angeles Rams last year, Disneyland Park also hosts the Rose Bowl parade every year.
Nevertheless, Florida football fans will not be getting a Super Bowl parade in the Walt Disney World Parks this year, and some on social media have expressed their disappointment.
User @RealRobGarrison writes, “Omg, I literally spoke to a fam a few weeks ago that planned their trip to FL just so they can be at the parks for the parade ???.”
User @Jefflipack writes, “All those “treat Florida fairly” people will not be happy!!”
Many more users express their confusion and disappointment by quote retweeting Disney’s post.
— Disney Parks (@DisneyParks) February 10, 2023
Why Is the Super Bowl Being Celebrated at Disneyland?
Many people are confused as to why the celebration is happening in Disneyland once again. The reasoning: the locations of the stadiums. Last year’s Super Bowl was at SoFi stadium in Los Angeles, so celebrating at Disneyland Park and staying in Southern California made more sense logistically. This year’s game will be played at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, so Disneyland Park was the better choice location-wise. While Walt Disney World Resort locals may be upset, Disneyland locals are rejoicing at this news.
The Disneyland Parade isn’t going to be the only exciting thing happening for Disney football fans. During the game, some brand-new commercials are rumored to be airing. These commercials include one for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, The Little Mermaid, Elemental, and Guardians of the Galaxy 3. There is also a possibility that Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny and The Marvels will have teasers as well.
There are so many reasons to be excited about the game this weekend. Whether you are rooting for Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs or Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles, this game is sure to be an exciting matchup.