Saturday, February 23, 2013
Party Gras Madness!
My collection has a huge void when it comes to the 1990's; I can't say I've spent a lot of energy collecting images from that period, and I only visited the park twice during that decade. Thanks to a member of MiceChat who saw some of my photos, I have been permitted these photos taken by Kathy Schneider of Party Gras.
Running from January through November of 1990, The Party Gras parade graced Main Street U.S.A. with an elaborate mix of over 150 singers, dancers, and stiltwalkers. Souvenir beads and coins were tossed to guests on the sidelines in honor of the Park's 35th Anniversary.
Most interesting to me is the construction going on in the background at Town Square; most likely this is when the reconfiguration of the façades occurred at the former location of Bekins/Global Van Lines Storage.
For a before and after shot of the Bekins/Global façades, here are two "befores":
And one "after":
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