Houston Astros Star Players 'Going to Disney World' for World Series victory parade Saturday at the Magic Kingdom

Nov 03, 2017 in "Magic Kingdom"

Posted: Friday November 3, 2017 11:49am EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

World Series MVP George Springer and star players Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa will be honored with a historic victory parade down Main Street, U.S.A., at Magic Kingdom on November 4 2017.

The parade is scheduled to take place at 12:45pm.

Thanks in part to the heroics of Springer, Altuve and Correa, the Astros took the best-of-seven-game series by winning the deciding Game 7 Wednesday night in Los Angeles. The 5-1 victory delivered the team its first World Series title in its 56-year history.

Springer came up big for the Astros throughout the World Series. He hit .379 with seven RBIs and five home runs, including a two-run blast to help the Astros win Game 2 in the 11th inning. He was also the driving force in the series-clinching Game 7, starting the game with a double and then adding a two-run home run that helped power Houston to a commanding 5-0 lead. His five home runs tied a World Series record and eight extra-base hits are the most in series history.

Altuve, who led the American League in hitting during the regular season and hit .310 in the postseason, delivered in the clutch for the Astros throughout the World Series, hitting two home runs and driving in six runs. His biggest contribution came in Game 5 when he belted a three-run homer and drove in another run that helped propel his team to an improbable 13-12 win in 10 innings.

Correa was one of the team’s most consistent hitters, blasting two home runs and driving in five runs in the World Series. And he stole the hearts of nearly everyone in Game 7, getting a hit in the 6th inning before getting engaged to his girlfriend minutes after team captured the World Series championship.

In all, the Astros’ championship run was a storybook accomplishment with plenty of heart. For a few unforgettable weeks of postseason baseball capped by the World Series, the Astros gave the city of Houston something to cheer about and rally around. With the city and surrounding communities ravaged by the impact of Hurricane Harvey, the Astros proved that “Houston Strong’’ was more than just a patch on their uniforms.

Many Astros players personally pitched in with on-the-ground, roll-up-their-sleeves help for hurricane victims. And the team donated $4 million to hurricane relief efforts, joining others such as Disney, which raised nearly $16 million toward the cause and sent its beloved characters Mickey and Minnie Mouse to Houston to visit displaced residents in shelters.

The Astros’ celebratory parade Saturday at Walt Disney World Resort will continue a tradition at Disney Parks of honoring extraordinary sports champions. Star players from Major League Baseball’s last world championship team, the Chicago Cubs, were honored with a Walt Disney World Resort parade in 2016.

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Brainleech419Nov 06, 2017

considering the fact the Astros destroyed him in the world series. and you got to figure the Yankees are going to throw a GDP of a small country at him.

RSoxNo1Nov 06, 2017

Based on what? He's a free agent, has he indicated he wants to stay with LA and/or go to another team.

Brainleech419Nov 06, 2017

not sure Darvish would want to sign

RSoxNo1Nov 06, 2017

They're a great team. Nearly every important piece is coming back, and if they wanted to, they could go get Darvish.

LAKid53Nov 05, 2017

I'm hoping no, but I think you may be right.

LAKid53Nov 05, 2017

From Wiki - "In his 1998 memoir Work in Progress, Disney CEO Michael Eisner credited his wife, Jane, with the idea for the campaign. According to Eisner, during the January 1987 grand opening for the Star Tours attraction at Disneyland, the couple dined with D!ck Rutan and Jeana Yeager, who in December 1986 had piloted the first aircraft to fly around the world without stopping or refueling. After Jane Eisner asked what the pilots planned to do next, they replied, "Well, we're going to Disneyland." She later told her husband the phrase would make a great advertising campaign. Weeks later, Disney launched the series following [URL='https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Bowl_XXI']Super Bowl XXI on January 25, 1987 with a commercial featuring [URL='https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_Giants']New York Giants [URL='https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quarterback']quarterback [URL='https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Simms']Phil Simms. Simms was paid a reported $75,000 for his participation. The company later aired three more ads that year with other athletes following major sports championships."

Kylo KenNov 05, 2017

The 'Stros are a scary team. I believe all of their stars are under their control until 19. Highly possible that we see them parading down Main Street again next year.

DisneyJayLNov 05, 2017

Didn’t they go with that when someone said it after the Super Bowl?

LAKid53Nov 05, 2017

Angels in 2002. But then, they are the hometown team, since they play in Anaheim.... Interesting trivia. This was started by Eisner from a suggestion of his wife. Edit: I have an issue with their new name (okay, not so new chronologically). I know the history of the team. But dang, other than when they actually played in LA in the old PCL, they've not been in LA since 1957, a year before the Dodgers moved from Brooklyn to LA. They started playing in Anaheim stadium in 1966. Either go back to the California Angels or be the Anaheim Angels. Because you aren't in LA, either the city or county..... But then, the 49ers no longer play in SF, either. But Santa Clara Niners just doesn't sound right.

LAKid53Nov 05, 2017

Darvish apologized for his horrible pitching in Game 7 that cost us the game. What a class act. How many MLB pitchers would do that?

DisneyJayLNov 05, 2017

Just about to say. Do they ever go to DL for any of these?

LAKid53Nov 05, 2017

This Dodgers fan is with you, bro....... Really wanted a Dodgers-Yankee series. Some of the best...and the classic matchup. But yeah, the Astros were for real.

Kylo KenNov 04, 2017

As a Yankees fan, it pains me to say this...congrats Astros. P.S. the park isn't as crowded as people would think it is

LAKid53Nov 04, 2017

And I picked a great day to visit MK after the W&D 10k - filming for the Disney Christmas show starts in the MK today...and the Astros parade. Maybe I should wear my Dodgers shirt.....