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Magic Kingdom Park Says ‘Good Knight’ to the UCF Football Team with Gala Hometown Parade

Gary Buchanan

by , Walt Disney World Resort


Magic Kingdom Park was a sea of black and gold yesterday to honor the University of Central Florida’s Cinderella football season. The Knights’ record-setting season culminated with an upset victory over the Baylor Bears in the 2014 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl on January 1, 2014. The team ended the season ranked 10th nationally with a 12-1 record.


The entire football team, coaching staff, cheerleading squad, spirit squad and UCF Marching Knights paraded through the park and down Main Street, U.S.A. in a hometown celebration for the Orlando-area university.


  • The UCF Knights capped off an amazing season. However, The Florida State Seminoles were undefeated and are The National Champions.. Any chance of having a victory parade for them?

  • First of all, as a UCF Knight, thank you for this celebration.
    Secondly, it was fun to see you Gary, even in passing. This celebration has already ranked as one of my favorite memories of Magic Kingdom.

  • This ECU Pirate was pulling hard for the Knights! Awesome to see Disney support the local team.

  • So proud to be a UCF Knight! Thank you Disney for honoring the hometown university! GO KNIGHTS!!!

  • Major props to UCF and their amazing upset win over Baylor. That’s a huge deal for their program, and it was an incredible game to watch.

    I mean no disrespect to the Knights when I ask this question to the Disney Parks blog: If and when are you going to have Florida’s premier college football program, the Seminoles, celebrate their BCS National Championship with a parade down main street?


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