As confetti cascaded tonight at MetLife Stadium following Super Bowl XLVIII in East Rutherford, N.J., Seattle Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith looked into television cameras and shouted two of the most famous celebratory lines in ad history: Im Going to Disney World! and Im Going to Disneyland!
Smith, voted the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XLVIII, joins a who’s who of athletes and celebrities who have shouted those same words as When You Wish Upon A Star played in the background. (Depending on the region the commercial airs, the player either says Im Going to Disney World! or Im Going to Disneyland!). He is the NFLs first defensive player to star in the commercial.
And Malcolm Smiths next stop? Magic Kingdom Park, to make good on his post-game proclamation. Current plans (subject to change) call for a celebratory parade through the park on Monday afternoon (parade time TBD, pending final travel details from New York/New Jersey).
Also, there is another special twist to the iconic commercial this year. In a Frozen first, Idina Menzel, who voiced Elsa in Disneys Academy Award-nominated film Frozen and on the hit soundtrack, sings the classic song, “When You Wish Upon a Star, to accompany the iconic ad.
Take a look for this years advertisement in programming across multiple networks, including ABCs Good Morning America and on ESPNs SportsCenter.
Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith Stars in Latest Edition of Famous Disney Parks Commercial by Gary Buchanan: Originally posted on the Disney Parks Blog