ANAHEIM, Calif. – Patrick Mahomes was honored with the traditional post-Super Bowl parade at Disneyland Monday, one day after being selected as the MVP of the Kansas City Chiefs’ 38-35 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII.
The “I’m going to Disneyland” commercial and parade began in 1987 and featured New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms after he was chosen the MVP of Super Bowl XXI which was played at the Rose Bowl.
This will be the second time Mahomes has been honored at a post-Super Bowl parade at a Disney theme park. He was honored at Walt Disney World Resort in 2020 after Kansas City’s 31-20 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV which was played at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
On Feb. 6, 2013, when he was a 17-year-old junior at Whitehouse High School in Whitehouse, Texas, Mahomes tweeted, “I bet it feels amazing to be the quarterback who says `I’m going to Disney World’ after winning the Super Bowl #Qbs,” three days after Joe Flacco uttered the phrase following the Baltimore Ravens’ 34-31 victory over the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII.
I bet it feels amazing to be the quarterback who says “I’m going to Disney World” after winning the Super Bowl #Qbs— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) February 6, 2013
Mahomes completed 21 of 27 passes for 182 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions Sunday, helping the Chiefs overcome a 10-point halftime deficit in Glendale, Arizona, the fourth time a team has overcome a second- half deficit of at least 10 points to win a Super Bowl.
Mahomes has won the Super Bowl MVP twice. He is the sixth player to win multiple Super Bowl MVP awards and at 27 years and 148 days old, the second- youngest, behind Tom Brady, who was 26 years and 182 days old when he won the second of his record five awards in the New England Patriots’ 32-29 victory over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004.