Disneyland Float at the 2016 Rose Parade

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Disneyland’s 60th Diamond Anniversary Float was actually 3 floats tethered together.

We watched the 2016 Rose Parade from Pasadena, California live on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2016.

The Disneyland float was amazing!  Adding Walt’s audio when the float was stopped in front of the grandstands and the characters all came out to dance was a very nice touch!

60 second clip:  2016 Disneyland Float at Rose Parade

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What fun!

The Disneyland float won the Rose Parade’s Extraordinaire Trophy award:

Extraordinaire Trophy The most spectacular float including floats that do not retract to 55′ in length. Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration

It took approximately 650,000 flowers to make the Disneyland Diamond Celebration – Awaken Your Adventure float!

Short video of making the Disneyland float: Making the Disneyland Float.

Designed to honor the park’s 60th anniversary, the Disneyland float features a representation of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle in its “Diamond Celebration” decor, as well as units devoted to “Frozen” and Star Wars Land.

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#1: Frozen float, #2: Sleeping Beauty Castle, #3:  Star Wars float

Throwback Thursday:

Walt Disney was the Grand Marshall of the 1966 Tournament of Roses parade:

Walt Disney and the 1966 Rose Parade


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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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