Rose Parade to Feature a Float Honoring the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration

If you have plans to tune in to the 127th Rose Parade on New Year's Day make sure you watch for the Disneyland Resort float. The 2016 float was created to showcase some of the great adventures that await guests at the Happiest Place on Earth.

Artist rendering of Disneyland's Rose Parade float for 2016Artist rendering of Disneyland's Rose Parade float for 2016

The Disneyland Resort float will feature a sparkling Sleeping Beauty Castle and Mickey and Minnie Mouse welcoming everyone to celebrate the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration.

The float also features Elsa's ice castle from Frozen along with Anna, Elsa, Olaf, and Kristoff, plus a Star Wars-themed section dedicated to the films and the new Star Wars-themed experiences at Disneyland.

The Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration float in the 2016 Rose Parade is a continuation of a relationship between Disney and the Tournament of Roses that started back in 1938 when characters from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs were featured in the parade.

Since 1960 the Rose Queen and her Royal Court in addition to the teams playing in the Rose Bowl have visited the Disneyland Resort, and in 1966 Walt Disney served as the Grand Marshall of the parade.

Disneyland also celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2005 with a Rose Parade Opening Show and a castle float called 'The Happiest Celebration on Earth.' That year Mickey Mouse served as the parade's Grand Marshall.

The 127th Rose Parade starts at 8 a.m. PT (11 a.m. ET). Check your local television listing for broadcast information.

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