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'We're going to Disney World:' Julian Edelman, Tom Brady celebrate Super Bowl

Tradition started in 1987

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ORLANDO, Fla. – "We're going to Disney World!" 

Super Bowl LIII MVP Julian Edelman and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady visited Orlando on Monday to celebrate the team's sixth NFL title.

Shortly after beating the L.A. Rams 13-3 Sunday night in the lowest-scoring game in Super Bowl history, the duo looked into a camera and yelled the famous words.

The Disney parade included popular Disney characters, festive music and lots of confetti.

Edelman called Brady "The GOAT (greatest of all-time) and thanked the fans for their support.

Brady led the crowd in what became his mantra this post season, chanting, "We're still here."

The tradition of Super Bowl winners going to Disney World started in 1987.

It began at a dinner with former Disney CEO Michael Eisner, his wife, Jane, and the first people to fly around the world without stopping, Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager. Michael Eisner asked Rutan and Yeager, "Well, now that you've accomplished the pinnacle of your aspirations, what could you possibly do next?"

Rutan jokingly replied, "I'm going to Disneyland!" 

Juian Edelman and Tom Brady at Disney World.
Juian Edelman and Tom Brady at Disney World.

Jane Eisner paused and said, "You know, that's a good slogan."

And with that, the idea was born. 

Phil Simms, the winning quarterback for the New York Giants, said the phrase "I'm going to Disney World!" after his 1987 Super Bowl victory.

And the rest is Super Bowl history.


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