Each year, Walt Disney World attracts just shy of 50 million guests throughout its four theme parks, two waterparks and hotels on its vast, often impractical 47-mile sprawl. New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms started the tradition of the Super Bowl MVP uttering the now well-worn phrase “I’m going to Disney World”, but today it’s just as likely he might take a detour to Universal Studios instead. Opening in 1990 within driving distance of the Disney property, Universal was seen as the hipper cousin to Disney’s relentless cuddliness. The latter has been known to affectionately mock The Mouse House, whereas the traditionally uber-polite Disney company has hardly ever acknowledged its looming competitor.
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