This story tells about the changes coming to the Rose Parade to make for better television viewing. It also provides this description of the Disney sponsored float:
The next float to stop will be in the
47th spot in line – Disney’s 150-foot rolling reproduction of the five
magic castles from each of the Disney theme parks. The float will
feature children and fireworks, and the pre-recorded "premiere" of a
song called "One."
Don’t forget. Due to a quirk of the calendar and the timing of the Rose Bowl, the parade will be on January 2nd this year. No more camping out on New Year’s Eve for spots.