Super 'Disneyland' quote no easy task

Feb. 3, 2008 at 6:46 PM
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GLENDALE, Ariz., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Cameraman Mark Allan was assigned one main duty for Sunday's Super Bowl in Arizona -- beating the odds to get the quote "I'm going to Disneyland!"

The San Francisco native, the man behind the lens for 18 of the annual Super Bowl shots, admits getting the perfect shot is never as simple as it seems, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Allan recounted one of his first attempts to get the famed theme park commercial completed, during Super Bowl XXXIII when he and his wife attempted to get close to Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway.

"We're in this sea of humanity," Allan said of the sporting dilemma. "Susan has me by the belt, and here's Bubby Brister, the backup quarterback, kind of protecting John. She yells at Brister, 'We're with Disney! We've gotta get John!' And Bubby really gets into it. He's now doing crowd control for us. John's moving. His helmet is still on. That was one of the best ones we did."

While Allan may not always have a lead blocker, he does always get his shot and this Sunday, he'll once again try to prove why he is Disney's behind-the-scenes MVP.

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