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Why Super Bowl winners say, 'We're going to Disney World!'

Feb. 08, 2021
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Why Super Bowl winners say, 'We're going to Disney World!'
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While much about the Super Bowl -- and the NFL season -- wasn't exactly normal this year, some things never change.

Tom Brady is once again a Super Bowl champion. And to celebrate his seventh Super Bowl ring ... he and teammate Rob Gronkowski (now with four rings) are going to Disney World!

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Putting the iconic 'I'm going to Disney World' commercial together in the minutes after the game ends doesn't look like the easiest job in television. There are edits to make, contracts to sign and the final game outcome typically isn't known until the very end. But that hustle and subsequent quick-turn airing of the commercial are as much a part of the modern-day Super Bowl experience as a flashy half-time show and buckets of chicken wings.

This year, the commercial didn't seem to air on TV immediately after the game, but it does exist.

The iconic commercial got its start after the 1987 Super Bowl when winning quarterback Phil Simms was the first to take in a nice payday in exchange for saying a couple of lines and taking a trip to Disney World.

The commercial, largely unchanged from its original version, has played at the end of the game almost every year since. And yes, the players who say the magical phrase really do go to Disney World or Disneyland, usually the very next day. This year, Gronkowski will head to Disney World today to celebrate by riding some of the park's top rides, while Disney indicates that MVP Tom Brady will likely make the trip in the coming months. (Hey Tom and Gronk, here are some of changes Disney has made since your last visits.)

Related: How to use points to buy Disney tickets

In fact, if you're ever at Disney World, or occasionally Disneyland, the day after the Super Bowl (at least in a non-pandemic year), there's a decent chance you'll see a representative or two from the winning Super Bowl team take their place in a celebratory parade down Main Street, U.S.A. This year the parade is on hiatus (just like all other traditional Disney World parades) due to coronavirus safety precautions.

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However, it's not gone for good as Disney hopes to bring it back next year.

Related: What's changed at Disney World in 2021

The parade at Disneyland in 2019 (Photo by Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland Resort via Getty Images)

If that sounds like something you want to be a part of, it's never too early to start planning for next year when the Super Bowl will be held in Los Angeles (at the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood to be exact). That makes nearby Disneyland a really good candidate for the day-after celebratory parade in 2022.

Here's how you can use your points and miles to get to the big game and a primer for some great Anaheim hotels located close to Disneyland if you want to be on Main Street U.S.A. the day after the big game next year

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Cons

  • The $395 annual fee might be expensive for some, but this card’s benefits provide much more value than that.
  • If you don’t travel frequently, this might not be the best card for you.
  • Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel
  • Receive up to $300 back annually as statement credits for bookings through Capital One Travel, where you'll get Capital One's best prices on thousands of options
  • Get 10,000 bonus miles (equal to $100 towards travel) every year, starting on your first anniversary
  • Earn unlimited 10X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel and 5X miles on flights booked through Capital One Travel
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  • Earn 10 miles per dollar when you book on Turo, the world's largest car sharing marketplace, through May 16, 2023
Best card for premium perks while traveling
TPG Editor‘s Rating
Card Rating is based on the opinion of TPG‘s editors and is not influenced by the card issuer.
4 / 5
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Rewards Rate

10XEarn unlimited 10X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel
5X5X miles on flights booked through Capital One Travel.
2X2 Miles per dollar on every purchase, every day
  • Intro Offer
    Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel

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  • Annual Fee

    $395
  • Recommended Credit
    Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

    740-850
    Excellent

Why We Chose It

The Capital One Venture X card is one of the best all-round travel credit cards ever launched. Not only is it offering a tremendous welcome bonus, but cardholders can earn tons of miles on everyday spending and receive a 10,000-mile anniversary bonus to boot. Its annual fee is $395, but cardholders can count on up to $300 in statement credits toward travel booked through Capital One Travel each year and other valuable benefits like access to Priority Pass lounges and Capital One’s own growing family of airport lounges.

Pros

  • Excellent welcome offer worth 75,000 miles after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first three months.
  • Up to $300 in annual travel statement credits toward bookings make through Capital One Travel.
  • 10,000 bonus miles (worth $100 toward travel) each account anniversary.

Cons

  • The $395 annual fee might be expensive for some, but this card’s benefits provide much more value than that.
  • If you don’t travel frequently, this might not be the best card for you.
  • Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel
  • Receive up to $300 back annually as statement credits for bookings through Capital One Travel, where you'll get Capital One's best prices on thousands of options
  • Get 10,000 bonus miles (equal to $100 towards travel) every year, starting on your first anniversary
  • Earn unlimited 10X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel and 5X miles on flights booked through Capital One Travel
  • Earn unlimited 2X miles on all other purchases
  • Unlimited complimentary access for you and two guests to 1,300+ lounges, including Capital One Lounges and the Partner Lounge Network
  • Receive up to a $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck®
  • Use your Venture X miles to easily cover travel expenses, including flights, hotels, rental cars and more—you can even transfer your miles to your choice of 15+ travel loyalty programs
  • Named editors' choice for "Best New Credit Card of 2021" by The Points Guy
  • Earn 10 miles per dollar when you book on Turo, the world's largest car sharing marketplace, through May 16, 2023