Houston Astros honored with parade at Walt Disney World

ORLANDO, Florida (KTRK) -- After the city of Houston reveled in the Astros' first-ever World Series victory, the heroes of the championship team were featured in a magical celebration at the Magic Kingdom.

George Springer, Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa were honored this morning with a victory parade down Main Street, U.S.A.

The trio played a pivotal role in propelling the Astros to the championship for the team's first World Series title in its 56-year history.

PHOTOS: Houston Astros appear in Disney World parade

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 continues a tradition at Disney Parks of honoring extraordinary sports champions.

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