Walt Disney was Grand Marshall of the 1966 Tournament of Roses Parade

Walt and Mickey riding in the parade.

Walt and Mickey riding in the parade.

On January 1, 1966, on a beautiful and sunny day, Walt Disney – along with his friend, Mickey Mouse – served as Grand Marshall of the Tournament of Roses Parade held in Pasadena, California.

Walt would not live to see the 1967 TOR parade, sadly dying of lung cancer on December 15, 1966.

Video of Walt and Mickey riding in the TOR parade (start at the 4.24 mark): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V09NWoDno7E

Hi Walt!

Hi Walt!

And 50 years later, Disneyland enters a beautiful float in the 2016 Rose Parade and wins a trophy!

Disneyland Float in 2016 Rose Parade


bookstore (2)

At our book launch in Boulder, Colorado.

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???

We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program (Fall 2013/Spring 2014) and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney. Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on Amazon.com:



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