Walt Disney World celebrated the Tampa Bay Buccaneer’s Super Bowl LV victory and health care workers on Sunday night by lighting up the Cinderella Castle.

What happened?

Disney World lit up the Cinderella Castle with red and white for the Bucs. A splash of blue was added to honor “healthcare heroes, as a beacon of celebration and hope throughout the night,” according to Disney.

Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski celebrated shortly after the victory by appearing in a Disney World commercial, saying they were going to Disney World.

“This year, though, Disney not only celebrated Brady and Gronkowski, but also healthcare heroes with an image of Cinderella Castle illuminated in blue to honor those who have been courageously battling the pandemic,” according to Disney Parks.

One more detail

Per sports reporter Darren Rovell, Tom Brady is the first athlete who has been paid for times to say “I am going to Disney World!” catchphrase since it began in 1987. No one has been paid to say it twice..

  • The phrase first appeared in a 1987 commercial after Super Bowl XXI. Quarterback Phil Simms was the first to say the phrase.