Disney parade salutes Chiefs' Mahomes after Super Bowl win
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the MVP in Sunday's Super Bowl LIV victory against San Francisco, was the center of attention during Monday's parade at Magic Kingdom Park.
The celebration marks another chapter in Disney's enduring Super Bowl campaign that began in 1987 when the park celebrated the New York Giants' Super Bowl win that year.
Disney Parks, for the first time, invited one Make-A-Wish child – Nathaniel, 10, from Texas – to join Mahomes in the parade down Main Street, U.S.A.
In addition, 17 other Make-A-Wish children, whose wishes were to attend the Super Bowl, were also extending their magical wishes by visiting Magic Kingdom Park on Monday.
Disney Parks is donating $1 million to Make-A-Wish in honor of Mahomes as part of Disney Parks' designation as presenting sponsor of the Super Bowl MVP ceremony.
Currently, Disney helps to grant more than 10,000 wishes each year for children around the world.
Mahomes rallied Kansas City from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to win the big game, 31-20, leading the furious comeback with two touchdown passes. He hit Travis Kelce for a 1-yard score with 6:13 remaining, then on the Chiefs' next possession found Damien Williams out of the backfield for what would prove to be the game-clinching touchdown.
Mahomes finished with 286 yards passing and two TD passes, plus 29 rushing yards and another score on the ground.
Mahomes' performance will be part of Disney's Super Bowl commercial that is airing on network and cable TV across the United States, as well as social media channels.
This story originally published to floridatoday.com, and was shared to other Florida newspapers in the new Gannett Media network.