The Truth Behind “I’m Going to Disneyland!”
What really happens when NFL quarterbacks take their ritualistic post-Super Bowl vacation? Kurt Warner, for one, thinks Drew Brees had a helluva trip — private jet included.
Death, taxes, and “I’m going to Disneyland” — if there’s one American tradition you can now count on more than Dick Clark ringing in the new year, it’s the Super Bowl MVP looking into a confetti-covered camera and telling you his first championship stop will be an amusement park.
Make no doubt about it: The “Who Dat” hysteria may still be fresh, but Drew Brees already has a Disney commercial and mini-vacation twenty-three years in the making. So how, exactly, did such a cheesy line become unwritten law? And do football players actually, you know, enjoy the trip? We traced the secret history and tracked down a just-retired MVP for the bottom line on “being treated like royalty.”