Thursday, December 18, 2014
Today I am sharing part two of some photos shared with GDB by reader Scott Heinz (who fights crime at night under the name "Alonzo P. Hawk"). They show scenes from the Christmas Fantasy parade from the late 1990's.
There are those goofy reindeer… they've been marching in Disneyland parades since the 1960's; I remember seeing them in commercials when I was a kid.
There's that jolly old elf himself, St. Nick! That sleigh is sort of hovering up high, I wonder how he got into it? Probably by magic.
Yay, Pinocchio! The star of my favorite Disney feature. I'm always happy to see Little Wooden Head.
A toymaker is a natural addition to a Christmas parade, and Geppetto is one of the best. His right arm is perilously close to that bladed propeller thingy - it's giving me the yips.
Scary giant dolls rampage down the street, terrorizing those children! I wonder if those kids are in the parade every day, or if they were picked out of the crowd and allowed to participate?
Mrs. Claus seems to be sitting in front of a Burtonesque machine that separates the naughty kids from the nice ones. I used to always worry, would Santa think I was nice?
"A" is for Ariel, the Little Mermaid herself. She's got gadgets and gizmos aplenty!
This float features a music box, complete with a pretty wind-up dancer. I think she's doing the Shmoney Dance! At least she's not twerking.
Hey, she's looking more or less in my general direction! I think she likes me!
The marching wooden soldiers are another classic feature of Disney Christmas parades, and are a perfect way to wrap things up.
A BIG thanks to Scott Heinz for generously sharing his personal photos with all of us here on GDB!!