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Cal Poly Rose Parade Float

The float being built by both Cal Poly schools (SLO and Pomona) sounds pretty fun this year. The following is from the San Gabriel Valley Tribune:

Cal Poly float features Santa Cruz Boardwalk
By Daniel Tedford, Staff Writer

PASADENA – Cal Poly Pomona teamed up again with its sister institution Cal Poly San Luis Obispo to create “Seaside Amusement” for the 120th Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena.

The float is going through some finishing touches in Pasadena prior to the main event. Cal Poly Pomona and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo students, and volunteers are placing additional flowers on the float to ready it for the parade.

The float mimics Santa Cruz Boardwalk with a rollercoaster, a Ferris wheel, a parachute drop, game, food and ticket booths, carousel horses and bumper cars.

Following this year’s Rose Parade theme of “Hats Off to Entertainment,” the float will have some action on it. The roller coaster, Ferris wheel and parachute drop will all be animated features.

The bumper cars will be satellite vehicles, circling the float with student drivers representing both school campuses.

Written by Keith Byrd - Go to Keith's Website/Profile