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Jan312011

Chilean Miners Honored With Disney World Parade

Photo Courtesy - RODRIGO ARANGUA/AFP/Getty Images(ORLANDO, Fla.) -- The world came to know him as “Super” Mario Sepulveda, the second of 33 men hoisted from a collapsed Chilean mine in October after spending more than two months 2,300 feet below the Earth's surface.

On Monday, he and 30 of his colleagues were greeted at the Walt Disney World Resort like rock stars, with the group serving as grand marshals at a special hero’s parade.

Donning the signature Mickey Mouse ears mounted atop mining helmets, Sepulveda and the others strolled down Main Street, U.S.A, cheered along by excited onlookers.

"I was about to lose my life," Sepulveda told ABC News, "Now I am surrounded by life. What a difference," he said.

The miners were flown to Orlando last week, along with more than 100 of their family members, for an all-expenses-paid trip in their honor.

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