Monday, December 09, 2013
It's time for the second installment of Christmas Parade photos, circa 1996 - graciously shared with GDB by Ken Martinez. Thanks Ken!
When we left off the last time, we saw some Chinese "toys", and they can still partially be seen in the bottom of the frame. Atop the float is none other than Roger Rabbit! Looks like he's going to be pumping some iron while he's up there… somehow I picture the weight falling all the way to the street, with Roger's arms stretched 25 feet long.
Sometimes I want to wear my PJs all day just like Pooh, Tigger, and Eeyore are doing. Pooh seems to have slimmed down a bit from the old days, I guess he has cut down on the Hunny (Blogger's autocorrect will only let me type "Hunny" if it is capitalized - otherwise it changes the word to "funny"). I wonder how they find young kids who are able to participate in regular parades… do they pick different children from among park guests and let them march in a single parade?
Meanwhile, a dancer in a music box can be seen in the distance.
Snow men and women boogie down as only snowfolk can do. I think I detect a do-si-do, but it might be a waltz. Giant walking snowflakes look like escapees from the old "Adventure Thru Inner Space".
Hey, the snowflakes are on roller skates! What a fun idea. I hope they don't get their wheels stuck in the streetcar track. Notice the lights on top of the buildings for the nighttime version of the parade.
I love this group of cooks, their costumes remind me of Maxfield Parrish and his illustrations for the book "The Knave of Hearts" (which I assume was the inspiration).
Mmmm, nothing says "Christmas" like gingerbread! If I had designed these, I would have given at least one of them a crescent-shaped bite out of the top of its head.
Wow, we've got Lumiere (from "Beauty and the Beast"), Cinderella and Prince Charming (from… well, you know), and behind Lumiere we can just see Snow White and her prince.
Never fear, we'll have one more post of parade photos from our pal Ken Martinez!