I just wanted to take the pulse of the community here and see what people think about the Rose Parade - both this year's production specifically and the event in general.
As some of you might know, I live in Pasadena, California (three blocks from the parade route!), so the Rose Parade is a big part of my IRL community. But I haven't applied for press credentials to cover the parade since 2017. Even in years when Disneyland put up floats in the parade, I just didn't see a great deal of readership for my posts covering the parade. (You can fine my old posts through the site search.)
Nevertheless, I've promised myself that if a theme park should enter a float in the parade again, I will cover the float decorating and do a preview piece on it a few days before the parade. This year, Knott's sent its stagecoach and Snoopy to celebrate its 100th anniversary, but no float. And Disney had a "halftime show" with the cast from the Pantages Theater production of "Disney's Frozen" singing "For the First Time in Forever" on Orange Grove Boulevard, with four of the cast members (including those playing Anna and Else) riding seated in a carriage down the rest of the five-mile route.
Living the Pasadena bubble, it can be hard for me to gauge what people around the country and the world are thinking about the Tournament of Roses parade these days, so I would love to hear your thoughts - about the parade and our potential coverage of it. Thanks... and happy new year!
Update: This is interesting. Someone posted a time lapse of this year's parade, condensed to one minute and 40 seconds. It's shot farther down the route on Colorado Blvd. from what you see on TV.
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