Minnie Mouse and Michael Phelps, in 2004
Preston Mack/Walt Disney World
08/28/2008 at 02:00 PM EDT
It looks like Michael Phelps is as fast on land as he is in the water.
Fresh from his Wednesday with Tiger Woods
in Manhattan – at an EA Sports-sponsored party for the golfing champ's new video game – the "Baltimore Bullet" is zipping off to Orlando to rub his broad shoulders with Mickey and Minnie Mouse.
On Friday, Phelps, 23, will receive a hero's welcome at Walt Disney World during a special "America's Homecoming Parade," which a theme-park spokesperson describes as "a star-spangled salute amidst confetti and thousands of flag-waving fans."
No word yet on whether Splash Mountain will be re-named for him.
After Florida, the whirlwind pace continues – with Phelps looking to get into the swim of things Sept. 7 at the MTV Video Music Awards
, alongside Miley Cyrus
and Lindsay Lohan
After that, he'll dive into some comedic work when he hosts
the season opener of Saturday Night Live