Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Very Merry Christmas Parade 1986
Disneyland used to have Herbie in the parade every Christmas,
He was a Filler/ Spacer unit.
[ A unit that fills in the gaps due to guest cross overs .
one that can start and stop easily and fill in a lot of space
until the other unit catches up]
It was Herbie and a Comic Cop/Stunt Man.
The cop was on a mini bike that looked like
a Highway patrol Motorcycle.

The Cop would "Pull Herbie Over"
and Herbie would start in on him.
He'd would squirt Water at the cop
and the cop would spit it back!
Then Herbie would be chase the cop down the street...

Till Herbie would catch up with him and swallow him up...
and spit him out!
Then the Cop would get his foot caught
on Herbie's bumper
and be dragged down the street.
As the Cop laid in the street,
Herbie would back up and
let loose with CO2 in the cops face and
then A Happy Herbie drives away!!!!

This was my Christmas card that year.
This Picture was taken backstage in the bone yard,
where old floats and a tired ol' Herbie lay...

So what happened to Herbie?
He sat in the Backstage ,taking a couple of years off.
and then Disneyland made a Press Event out of it
and presented him to Dean Jones
[Yes, for keeps!]
I wish he would make a come back in the Parade!

Have a Safe And Happy New Year!
"Don't Drink and Drive"


The Viewliner Limited said...

Thanks for all the great pics this year. They are all appreciated. Happy New Year, Richard

Daveland said...

Fantastic series of pics!

Connie Moreno said...

That was really cool!