LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – To celebrate the Cinderella-story victory over AP Poll No. 6 Baylor Bears in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, Walt Disney World Resort hosted a gala parade for the University of Central Florida Knights football team. The team – ranked No. 10 in the AP Poll – joined by UCF Head Football Coach George O’Leary, UCF President John Hitt, the UCF Spirit Squad and UCF Marching Knights, marched down Main Street, U.S.A. at Magic Kingdom Park with Disney characters including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Cinderella and Prince Charming.
UCF Knights Joey Grant (#55) and twin brothers Jordan McCray (#63) and Justin McCray (#64) also visited the Sword in the Stone in Fantasyland from the 1963 Disney animated film “The Sword in the Stone.” Magic Kingdom’s Royal Majesty Makers say anyone who can pull the sword from the stone is a “Hero of Fantasyland.” All three Knights succeeded.