November 16, 2012

March of the Brooms: 1983's Flights of Fantasy

Fantasia Brooms Disneyland Flights of Fantasy Parade 1983
To celebrate Disneylands 1983 opening of New Fantasyland, the park rolled out Flights of Fantasy, a massive parade highlighted by inflated balloon-like floats and characters. The most memorable moment, by far, was the march of the Fantasia Brooms.
Fantasia Brooms Disneyland Flights of Fantasy Parade 1983
They just kept on coming! These huge inflated costumes must have given their operators/performers quite a workout as they marched nonstop along the entire route
Fantasia Brooms Disneyland Flights of Fantasy Parade 1983
And there they go. I felt sorry for that second broom from the left; he looked like he'd thrown his back out.

This parade contained many unusual elements and rarely-seen characters, and I caught some of them on my little Kodak disc camera. More Flights of Fantasy coming soon!

1 comment:

  1. Greetings! I was in this parade. I was in the Fantasia unit, and was an enchanted broom! What a summer! If you want to know anything at all about what it was like to get into this costume, to march from Small World to the top of main street twice a day, in the record breaking heat that summer of 1983, Im the guy to ask! Peace.

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