Smoke-puffing tractors and bouncing tires will adorn a float with a Cars Land theme in January's Rose Parade.
The Disneyland Resort is putting a float, this time promoting the 12-acre Cars Land that opened in June 2012 in Disney California Adventure Park,in the Pasadena procession for the first time in seven years.
The intricate design includes characters from the "Cars" movies, including Lightning McQueen, Salley and Luigi. Scenes from Cars Land will also go on the float, such as Ornament Valley, the Cozy Cone Motel and Radiator Springs Racers.
Moving parts atop the float will include a bubbling spring, waterfalls and a spinning plane.
Disney has a long history with the Tournament of Roses Parade, which dates back to 1890.
Disneyland first appearance was a 1938 float to publicize "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs." In 1966, Walt Disney himself rode as the parade's grand marshall.
Around the resorts 50th anniversary, Disneyland Resort had a float three years in a row, including the tallest float ever at the time, a 100-foot-high depiction of the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror attraction, in 2004.
The last Disneyland Resort sponsored float was in 2006 with the theme of "The Most Magical Celebration on Earth."
Volunteers likely will be needed to decorate the float, however, no details yet?
Disneyland float details:
1...125 feet long and 35 feet tall.
2...Plant materials expected to be used: red and orange carnations,orange marigolds, orange lentils, crushed walnuts, saffron, gold flawseed, lavender mums, buckwheat seeds, gold clover seeds, rolled oats and yellow strawflower.
This weeks look back at Disney history....
Oct.30,2002: Disneyland hosts a viewing of Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas," along with a costume party.
Oct. 31,1966: The Pirates of the Caribbean river is filled for the first time in advance of the attraction's March 18, 1967, opening.
Nov.3,1961: The Twilight Zone episode, "It's a Good Life," first airs on television. Rod Serling's Intorduction of the Tower of Terror in this episode inspired the creation of the attraction later built at Disney California Adventure Park.
Has Mickey Mouse ever been the grand marshall of the Rose Parade?
Yes, in 2005.
I want to volunteer to help decorate this Cars Land float????? Dr Lee