Find Your Disneyland Adventure at the Rose Parade in 2016

Disneyland and the Rose Parade have had a long history together and their paths intertwine again.  This year, Disney will once again take part in the annual event in Pasadena, CA as Disneyland celebrates 60 years of making magic.  With the theme “Find Your Adventure,”  Disney has submitted a beautiful three-part float featuring the movie Frozen, Sleeping Beauty Castle, and Star Wars.  With the release of The Force Awakens, the announcement this year of a new Star Wars-themed land, and the recent launch of Season of the Force at the parks, including the franchise seemed appropriate.  And of course, there is nothing more iconic about Disneyland than the castle, but the inclusion of Frozen? Didn’t that come out in 2013?

Ashley Brown belting out a beautiful rendition of "Let It Go" when it was announced the next Disney Broadway musical would be Frozen
Ashley Brown belting out a beautiful rendition of “Let It Go” when it was announced the next Disney Broadway musical would be Frozen – only one of the many ways Frozen continues to influence the Disney landscape.  Another Frozen musical will be popping up in 2016 at the Hyperion Theater in Disney California Adventure

Yes, but the power and influence of that movie continues today.  With a new Frozen musical following the popular run of Aladdin at the Hyperion Theater in Disney California Adventure and the icy sisters presence in pretty much everything at the parks, featuring Elsa and Anna is more than banking on their popularity but celebrating one of the most influential animated films of all time.  Frozen will pop up again in the Norway pavilion at Epcot this year and a new Broadway musical is also in development, so the movie will definitely be creating new adventures for guests at least into the near future.

DISNEYLAND RESORT DIAMOND CELEBRATION TO DAZZLE AT 2016 ROSE PARADE (December 2, 2015) The magic of the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration will come to life in the Rose Parade, broadcast live from Pasadena, Calif., on January 1, 2016. This year's parade theme is "Find Your Adventure," and the Disneyland Resort will celebrate 60 dazzling years with a float honoring some of the exciting adventures that await guests at the Happiest Place on Earth. A sparkling recreation of Sleeping Beauty Castle sits at the heart of the float, with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse welcoming guests to the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration. Flanking the castle are two adventures that are brought to life at the Disneyland Resort. The first comes from the world of Frozen, featuring Elsa's ice castle accompanied by Anna, Elsa, Olaf and Kristoff. Then, the float travels to a galaxy far, far away for a thrilling adventure dedicated to the Star Wars films and exciting new Star Wars experiences at Disneyland park. (Disney Parks)
DISNEYLAND RESORT DIAMOND CELEBRATION TO DAZZLE AT 2016 ROSE PARADE (December 2, 2015) The magic of the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration will come to life in the Rose Parade, broadcast live from Pasadena, Calif., on January 1, 2016. This year’s parade theme is “Find Your Adventure,” and the Disneyland Resort will celebrate 60 dazzling years with a float honoring some of the exciting adventures that await guests at the Happiest Place on Earth. A sparkling recreation of Sleeping Beauty Castle sits at the heart of the float, with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse welcoming guests to the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration. Flanking the castle are two adventures that are brought to life at the Disneyland Resort. The first comes from the world of Frozen, featuring Elsa’s ice castle accompanied by Anna, Elsa, Olaf and Kristoff. Then, the float travels to a galaxy far, far away for a thrilling adventure dedicated to the Star Wars films and exciting new Star Wars experiences at Disneyland park. (Disney Parks)

The float itself looks to be beautiful!  Probably the most eye-popping feat will be how they use only natural components to make the castle look diamond-like.  As part of the rules for float decorating, all of it must be part of a plant of some sort.  While flowers are given prominence, seeds, bark, and other parts of the plant may be used also.  Disney hasn’t revealed if there will be any moving parts to the float besides the float itself, but it would be really impressive to see the Millennium Falcon blast off into hyperspace.  If you would like to help decorate the float you can volunteer with the company who is putting it together, Artistic Entertainment Services.  They are only decorating two floats for the Rose Parade so the chance you’ll get to work on the Disneyland float is at least 50/50.  On their website they inform potential volunteers that they will be asked to help where it is needed the most.  Whether it’s cutting parts for the float or decorating the float itself is completely up to their discretion.  And you have to be at least 12 years old.  But how amazing would it be to get to decorate the Disneyland float for the Rose Parade?

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