Gronk Goes to Disney Without Brady But Both Likely to Return to the Bucs Next Season

Gronk At Disney World

  • Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski featured in the the traditional “I’m going to Disneyworld” commercial after Super Bowl LV.
  • Gronk wasted no time and went to Disney on Monday.
  • While he has not confirmed the date of his Disney visit, Brady is sure about returning to the Bucs next season.

Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski rekindled their glorious past and connected on two Super Bowl LV touchdowns that helped the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 last Sunday.

Brady went on to win his 7th Super Bowl titles and 5th Super Bowl MVP award. Gronk meanwhile, earned his 4th Super Bowl ring and played arguably his best game of the season in the biggest stage. After the game, the two former New England Patriot stalwarts were featured in the game’s traditional “I’m going to Disney World” commercial.

The tradition began in 1987 when Phil Simms first uttered the phrase. Since then, the commercial has aired after the Super Bowl in every year except 2005. With the Buccaneers winning last weekend, it was obvious who were the choices to do the commercial:

Going to Disney World

At the end of the 30-second ad featuring Tampa Bay’s highlights, the two long-time teammates can be heard screaming together: We are going to Disney World!” which was a modification from the traditional “I’m going to Disney World.” One day later, Gronkowski was on the Happiest Place on Earth.

The Tampa Bay TE dueled with his nephew in a light saber fight, rode the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad with his girlfriend Camille Kostek, and hung out with Micky and Minnie on a float that celebrated the Bucs win. Brady wasn’t there on Monday but according to Disney, the legendary quarterback will be visiting there soon.

Per Disney Parks blog:

“And with Gronkowski’s visit complete, now we will eagerly anticipate Brady’s next trip to Walt Disney World; the legendary quarterback has appeared in the famous “I’m Going to Disney World!” commercial more times than any player in history!”

But while Brady has not said when he will be going to Disney World, he already made it clear that he will be coming back to lead the Bucs again next season.

Coming Back

When Brady signed with the Bucs last March, he did so for only one season.That didn’t come as a surprise. Brady was entering his 21st NFL season and was turning 43 later in the year. He was coming off a season where the Patriots started the playoff in the wild card round and missed the AFC title game for the first time since the 2010 season. But Brady defied the odds, and Father Time.

As 60/1 longshots before signing Brady, the Bucs would go on to win the second Super Bowl title for the franchise at Super Bowl LV and Brady would win a record-extending 5th Super Bowl MVP award. Immediately after the game, Brady was asked about his future and without hesitation, he said he will be back next season.

With Brady returning next season, it’s also almost a guarantee that Gronk will be back as well. During his post-game interview, Gronkowski said there’s no reason for him not to come back. So while the best NFL betting sites have the Kansas City Chiefs as the +500 early odds on favorite to win Super Bowl LVI, the Bucs are currently next in the oddsboard at +800 at online sportsbook BetOnline.

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Shane Acedera / Author

Shane grew up watching the Magic & Bird rivalry but ended up rooting for Detroit's Bad Boys team in the 1990s NBA. He loves to tell sports stories and has been writing about sports since high school. When Shane isn't busy jotting down his thoughts, he's just chillin' at home with his wife Rocelle and their two dogs named Horry and Fisher. He recently added a new family member, adopting a handsome retired K-9 named Ranger.