The herald trumpets announce the beginning of Pasadena's 2010 Rose Parade:
Here's your Grand Marshall for the 121st Tournament of Roses parade, US Airways Flight 1549 hero, Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger:
That is one big musician, kicking off this parade:
Jack in the Box brought a Samba band, in tribute to Rio's Carnival:
Rain Bird brings spectacular floats to the Rose Parade every year. This year's entry won the Sweepstakes Award as the most beautiful entry in the parade. And yes, Busch Gardens fans, that's Jack Hanna on the front of the float.
Here comes the marching band from the Big Ten champs, The Ohio State University:
And here are the Oregon Ducks:
The City of Burbank won the animation award for this biplane in flight.
The City of West Covina honored the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II:
Several of these surviving American heroes rode on the float:
That's one big fish up there, flying above the Trader Joe's Rose Parade float.
That's Dick Van Patten riding at the front of his Natural Balance Pet Foods float.
Tillman the bulldog goes for a snowboard run:
The City of Anaheim hosts the Major League Baseball All-Star Game this summer, so the Angels are riding on this year's Rose Parade float.
Pepe Le Pew makes his move, again, on New Mexico's 2010 Rose Parade float.
The former owners of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Anheuser-Busch, paid tribute to America's Winter Olympic athletes on its Rose Parade float.
Happy new year, everyone! Here's looking forward to another great year of theme park news, trip planning advice and trip reports on ThemeParkInsider.com.
Update: By request, here are a couple photos of Tournament of Roses equestrian units from today's parade:
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