On Sunday, January 7, the University of Central Florida Knights football team will make its way down Main Street, U.S.A. at the Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Park in a special parade in their honor.
“This will be a celebration of Orlando’s hometown team having a championship season with a perfect record and outstanding academic success,” UCF Athletics said in a press release.
Who: University of Central Florida Knights football team, cheerleaders and marching band
What: Special Disney parade celebrating the hometown Knights having their best season ever with an undefeated record. UCF’s student-athletes also have posted the highest graduation rate among all public institutions in the nation in the Football Bowl Subdivision for four consecutive years.
Where: Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
When: Sunday, January 7, 2018 – 4:30 p.m.
UCF defeated the two-score-favorite 34-27 with a dominating performance from the defense and a rebounding offensive push in the second half from McKenzie Milton and crew.
Athletic Director Danny White and UCF President John C. Hitt have declared the 13-0 team national champions and by one NCAA selector, they are. The Wolfe Computer Rankings place UCF at No. 1 by a large margin, allowing White and Hitt to rightfully claim the title based on the selector as the NCAA does not officially recognize a champion outright.
Current UCF football season ticket-holders are eligible for special-priced admission to Magic Kingdom. More information will be sent to season ticket-holders via email very soon.
Additional info on further celebration events to follow.
Knight News is working to find out if there are accommodations for students to attend the parade.
Update: UCF on Disney Parade: We were unable to secure discounts, unfortunately. However, there will be plenty of opportunities for students to celebrate the championship. The team will be honored & trophies displayed at a future basketball game and there are talks of a free event in next week or so as well.