Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback and Super Bowl 55 champ Tom Brady took a trip to the Happiest Place on Earth on Monday, making a first-time visit a galaxy far, far away. Or, at least, Disney World’s version of a galaxy far, far away.
As is tradition, the football star celebrated his February Super Bowl win by heading straight to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida. (Better late than never, right?) There, Disney gave him the VIP treatment, giving him the whole-nine-yards experience when it comes to the Star Wars-themed land at Disney.
In a statement released by Disney Parks (via 10 Tampa Bay), Brady was able to try out the iconic Blue Milk and Green Milk drink. He got to experience building his own lightsaber at Savi’s workshop (a $200 experience for us non-Super Bowl champs). And he even road Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run and the coveted, new Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance ride.
Tom Brady at Disney World
Over on Instagram, Brady shared a video of himself in the queue for Rise of the Resistance, where rows of stormtroopers line up menacingly.
In the video, he says, “I think these guys got a problem with me,” and then goes on to ignite his lightsaber, ready to battle the (inanimate) stormtroopers. He also shared in the caption how much his son enjoyed the trip too, joking that he’ll have to spend the rest of the week convincing him “Jedi isn’t a real profession” and that “he is not allowed on the ‘Dark Side.'”
Disney Parks also had this to say about Brady’s visit to Disney World and the history between the company and its visiting Super Bowl champs:
"Brady and [teammate Rob] Gronkowski (who visited Walt Disney World in February following the Super Bowl) were the latest NFL megastars to celebrate their team’s Super Bowl victory at Disney theme parks. The tradition, which has become an enduring part of the Super Bowl’s history, began in 1987 when New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms first appeared in the Disney commercial and visited Walt Disney World Resort following his team’s Super Bowl victory."
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