MIchael Phelps Receives Homecoming Parade at Disney World

Posted by newsinfusion on Sep. 04, 2008

World champion swimmer Michael Phelps received a hero’s welcome with “America’s Homecoming Parade” at Walt Disney World -- a star-spangled salute amidst confetti and thousands of flag-waving fans in the Magic Kingdom. Just days after an historic finale to the Beijing Games, the Walt Disney World celebration capped a record-setting summer for Phelps. For Phelps, who also was honored in Disney parades at both Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland Park in California following the 2004 Summer Games, it was a sweet homecoming to the United States and to see fans who supported him in his quest for Gold in Beijing. “I am so happy to celebrate here and see some of the fans who supported me,” said Phelps. “It’s great to feel so much excitement around the sport of swimming in the U.S. and around the world. To top it all off with a parade at Disney World is just incredible.” Phelps’ celebration at Walt Disney World is planned to be the next feature on his wildly popular Facebook.com page. ...

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