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Super Bowl Hero Kurt Warner Honored Monday In 'What's Next?' Parade at Walt Disney World Resort.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- To a brass band and cheering crowds, St. Louis Rams quarterback, Kurt Warner, was honored in a midday parade Monday at Walt Disney World Resort, hours after leading the Rams to a thrilling 23-16 victory over Tennessee Sunday night in Super Bowl XXXIV.

A waving Warner, joined by his wife Brenda and Mickey and Minnie Mouse, rode in a fringe-topped vehicle to the delight of Magic Kingdom guests lining Main Street, U.S.A. Warner autographed footballs and posed for photographs.

Warner became the star of Disney's 29th commercial where special achievers in sports and other fields are asked, following their accomplishment, what they are doing next.

"I'm going to Disney World!," beamed Warner in the post-game bedlam of the Georgia Dome Sunday.

Warner, chosen Most Valuable Player of the game, was 24-45 passing for 414 yards and two touchdowns.

"What's Next?" has become an American catchphrase since the first honoree, Phil Simms of the New York Giants, uttered it in Super Bowl XXI in 1987.

"What's Next" Fact Sheet

First Spot: Super Bowl '87 (Phil Simms)

Number of Spots Since Inception: 29

Chronology of "What's Next" Spots:
 2000 Super Bowl XXXIV (Kurt Warner, St. Louis Rams)
 1999 Super Bowl XXXIII (Terrell Davis and John Elway, Denver

Women's World Cup (United States Championship Team)

1998 Super Bowl XXXII (John Elway, Denver Broncos)

Major League Baseball home run record (Mark McGwire, St. Louis
 1997 Super Bowl XXXI (Desmond Howard, Green Bay Packers)
 Santa Claus
 1996 Super Bowl XXX (Emmitt Smith, Dallas Cowboys)
 1995 Super Bowl XXIX (Jerry Rice and Steve Young, San Francisco
 1994 Super Bowl XXVIII (Emmitt Smith, Dallas Cowboys)

Olympics (Nancy Kerrigan, U.S. Figure Skater)

1993 Super Bowl XXVII (Troy Aikman, Dallas Cowboys)
 Stanley Cup (Patrick Roy, Montreal Canadiens)
 1992 Super Bowl XXVI (Mark Rypien, Washington Redskins)
 1991 Super Bowl XXV (O.J. Anderson, N.Y. Giants)
 NBA (Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls)
 1990 Super Bowl XXIV (Joe Montana, San Francisco 49ers)

Graduation (Jim Thompson of Temple University)

(Matt Kaldenberg, Phyllis Kaldenberg and Laura

McEwen of Simpson College)

1989 Super Bowl XXIII (Joe Montana, San Francisco 49ers)

NHL (Al MacInnis, Calgary Flames)
 NBA (Joe Dumars, Detroit Pistons)
 1988 Super Bowl XXII (Doug Williams, Washington Redskins)
 Miss America (Gretchen Carlson)

World Series (Orel Hershiser, L.A. Dodgers)

NBA (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, L.A. Lakers)

1987 Super Bowl XXI (Phil Simms, N.Y. Giants)

America's Cup (Dennis Conner)

NBA (Magic Johnson, L.A. Lakers)
 World Series (Frank Viola, Minnesota Twins)


* Football's Super Bowl has been the catalyst for the most "What's Next"

spots (14)

* There have been three "What's Next" repeaters: Joe Montana (1989 and

1990), Emmitt Smith (1994 and 1997) and John Elway (1998 and 1999)
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