On Monday, Jan. 1, a young koala, otter and red panda will fly their homemade airplanes over puffy, rolling clouds and among stars sparkling in the morning light. LED lights will enhance the effect as “Dreams Take Flight” on the Cal Poly Universities’ 70th consecutive entry in the Pasadena Rose Parade.
The floats are entirely student designed and built.
This year, the Rose Float design team is offering a challenge to parade viewers and those who visit the float after the parade – find the following “hidden” objects and scenes on our float.
- Second Chameleon
(Hint: These honor the universities’ 70-year long tradition of floats in the Rose Parade.)
- Gummy Bear on a swing
For these, you’ll probably need to visit the float either in Pasadena or when it is on display on campus from Jan. 2 until the evening of Jan. 4.
- Hand and heart
- Mickey-shaped head
- Mushroom Village
- Studio Ghibli Village (Hint: Look for Totoro and Wood Spirit)
The 129th Rose Parade begins at 8 a.m. and will be televised around the world. Reporters from ABC, Univision, KABC Television (Ch. 7 in Los Angeles) and KTLA Television (Ch. 5 in Los Angeles) either plan to or have interviewed students working on the float for their parade day coverage.
Links to images of the hidden items and their locations will be posted on Cal Poly Pomona’s social media channels on January 5.