Friday morning, the 56 floral floats, 22 marching bands and 25 equestrian units in the 110th Rose Parade will display the results of months of planning and hard work as they make their way down Colorado Boulevard.


81st Rose Queen

Christina Leanne Farrell will reign over this year’s parade after being selected from among more than 800 young women from the Pasadena area. The 17-year-old senior attends Arcadia High School, where she is a section leader for percussionists in the Apaches Marching Band and a member of the varsity volleyball team. Farrell is a member of the National Honor Society and the National Youth Leadership Conference.


The Armchair Parade

KTLA Channel 5 will present commercial-free live Rose Parade coverage at 8 a.m with replays throughout the day. The parade will also be broadcast starting at 8 a.m. on KABC Channel 7, KCBS Channel 2, KNBC Channel 4 and KMEX Channel 34.

Grand MarshalS

Four grand marshals will represent the 20th century and lead the 1999 Rose Parade. Astronaut Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin Jr., filmmaker David L. Wolper, screen legend Shirley Temple Black and, posthumously, baseball great Jackie Robinson. Pasadena native Robinson, who broke the color barrier in baseball as the first African American in the major leagues, will be represented by his lifelong friend, Ray Bartlett. For Temple Black, it will be her third time as grand marshal.


1. Equestrian Drum and Bugle Troupe

2. Royal Freisian Color Guard

3. Valley Hunt Club


4. Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band

5. American Honda Motor Co.: “One Giant Leap for Mankind”

6. City of Alhambra: “First Flight”

7. John Suttill’s Parading Arabians


8. Sparkletts: “Celebrating a Classic”

9. Alexis DuPont High School Tiger Marching Band

10. Universal Studios: “The Cat’s Big Adventure”

11. Grand Marshals


12. Elisabeth M. Goth/Scripps Miramar Ranch Unit

13. Family of Freemasonry: “A Century of Roses”

14. Pasadena City College Herald Trumpets

15. Nordstrom/Pasadena Tournament of Roses Assn., the Rose Queen and Royal Court


16. Majory Stoneman Douglas High School Marching Band

17. Portland Rose Festival Assn.: “A Century of Wildlife Preservation”

18. Spirit of the West Riders

19. Eastman Kodak: “Circus Memories”


20. Science Hill High School Topper Band

21. Dr. Pepper Co.: “British Invasion”

22. The Galloping Gossips

23. South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Assn.: “Talk About Progress”


24. Pacific 10: “The Granddaddy of Them All”

25. UCLA Band

26. China Airlines Ltd.: “Ancient Traditions in the 20th Century”

27. California Pinto Rangers


28. Automobile Club of Southern California: “Family Vacation”

29. Tempe High School Buffalo Marching Band

30. Reser’s Fine Foods: “Friends for Life”

31. Michelin North America: “100 Years of Transportation”


32. Wee Wheelers miniature horses and carriages

33. Lutheran Laymen’s League: “Proclaiming God’s Word”

34. The Salvation Army Band

35. Medieval Times equestrian team


36. United Airlines: “Discovering the World”

37. Big Ten College Football

38. University of Wisconsin-Madison Band

39. City of Torrance: “Peter Pan Opens on Broadway”


40. The New Buffalo Soldiers

41. Rotary International: “Service Is Timeless”

42. California Building Industry Assn.: “There’s No Place Like Home”

43. Cy-Fair High School Marching Band


44. Mayor of Pasadena Chris Holden and family

45. International House of Pancakes: “Together Again”

46. Downey Rose Float Assn.: “Fast Food Revolution”

47. U.S. Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard


48. U.S. Marine Corps West Coast Composite Band

49. AT&T;: “The Golden Age of Television”

50. Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum of Tolerance: “Jerusalem, City of Peace”

51. The Roy Rogers & Dale Evans Museum Riders


52. Burbank Tournament of Roses Assn.: “Grandma’s Attic”

53. Bloomington High School North Cougar Marching Band

54. Kiwanis International: “Children of the World”

55. Winchester Widows


56. City of Long Beach: “Memories and Marvels”

57. Weight Watchers: “Celebrating Women’s Success”

58. City of Duarte/City of Hope National Medical Center: “Toys of the Century”

59. Tournament of Roses President Dick E. Ratliff.


60. Elko High School Band of Indians

61. Edison International: “The Great American Pastime”

62. Sunkist Growers: “Rocketman”

63. U.S. Marshals Posse


64. Target Stores: “America’s Super Heroes”

65. City of St. Louis: “A Hero’s Welcome”

66. Blue Springs Golden Regiment Marching Band

67. City of Glendale: “Days of the Verdugos”


68. Martinez Family

69. Farmers Insurance Group: “Soaring to New Heights”

70. Ararat Shrine Mounted Guard

71. Bozeman High School Marching Band


72. Unocal: “Dinomania”

73. Thai Airways: “The Royal Kingdom of Thailand”

74. Rocky Mountain Riders

75. City of West Covina: “The Little Rascals”


76. 20th Century Insurance Co.: “Discoveries of Jacques Cousteau”

77. Defiance High School Marching Band

78. La Canada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Assn.: “Martian Mischief”

79. Western Group


80. Florists’ Transworld Delivery: “Mother’s Day”

81. Punahou School Marching Band

82. California Sesquicentennial: “Decades of History”

83. American Indian Women in Film


84. City of Los Angeles: “Website”

85. Los Angeles Unified All-District High School Honor Band

86. U.S. Postal Service: “Classic Movie Monsters”

87. Arco: “War of the Worlds”


88. American Icelandic Horse Group

89. Cheshire High School Marching Ram Band

90. Countrywide Home Loans: “King of the Classics”

91. Optimist International: “A World of Peace”


92. Wonderful Outdoor World

93. Rainbird Sprinkler Manufacturing Corp. “Friends of the Rain Forest”

94. Lincoln High School Marching Band

95. Knowledge Adventure: “New Heights in Learning”


96. Ruby’s Restaurants: “California Cruising”

97. International Andalusian Horses of Spain

98. International Assn. of Lions Clubs: “Working Miracles”

99. Thousand Oaks High School Lancer Band Color Guard


100. Sierra Madre Rose Float Assn.: “The Great Crate Race”

101. California State Firefighters’ Assn.

102. Order of AHEPA--Greek-American Organizations: “Music From the Acropolis”

103. Odd Fellows and Rebekahs: “Home Sweet Home”


104. Tulare Union High School Marching Band

105. Cal Poly Universities of Pomona and San Luis Obispo: “Surfin’ the Net”

106. Long Beach Mounted Police



* When: Begins at 8 a.m. and runs for about two hours. The Rose Bowl game starts at 2 p.m.

* Driving to the parade: From the San Fernando Valley or eastern San Gabriel Valley, take the Foothill Freeway to Lake Avenue, Hill Avenue or Altadena offramp. From the Westside, take the Ventura Freeway to the Fair Oaks Avenue/ Marengo Avenue, Lake Avenue, Hill Avenue or Altadena Drive offramp. Pasadena Freeway drivers continue north on Arroyo Parkway to any major east-bound street and head toward your viewing destination.

* Parade parking: Tournament of Roses officials say those wishing to park within easy walking distance should arrive by 6 a.m. No parking will be allowed on Colorado Boulevard. All temporary “No Parking” areas and red curb zones remain off-limits. Any vehicle in violation will be impounded.

Tournament of Roses officials suggest that people attending the parade who plan to go to the Rose Bowl game park nearer the Rose Bowl and walk to the parade route. Parking at the bowl’s lots is $10 and the lots will open at 6 a.m.


* Bus schedule: The MTA will provide shuttles from downtown Los Angeles and Long Beach. The 401 and 483 lines will travel from downtown Los Angeles to Pasadena. The 260 bus will travel from Long Beach to Pasadena. After the parade, the 260 and 401 buses will leave from Marengo Avenue and Green Street and the 483 bus from Dayton Street/ Fair Oaks Avenue (near Raymond Avenue). For additional information call 1(800)COMMUTE.

* Seating: Bleachers take up most of the corner of South Orange Grove and Colorado boulevards, so curbside spectators are advised to head east of Old Pasadena and farther east the later they arrive. There will be 1,000 portable toilets along the route. Parade viewing for those with disabilities: Viewing for the mobility-impaired is available at Colorado Boulevard and Garfield Avenue, at Plaza Pasadena. Parking will be at the Marengo Avenue parking structure at Marengo and Green Street. Spaces are limited to mobility-impaired and one companion. Passes are required.

* Parade rules: A permanent position on the sidewalk may be maintained along the parade route beginning at noon on Thursday. The “Blue Line” is the honor line. All people and property such as blankets, chairs, etc., must remain on the curb and are not permitted in the street until midnight before the parade. At that time spectators may move out to the honor line. Those wishing to sit on curbs may save only the space they occupy. Tents, ladders, scaffolds, couches or boxes of any type that can be used as stools or seats are not permitted. It is illegal to throw any projectile into the parade or the route.

Sources: Tournament of Roses Assn., city of Pasadena, Times files


Researched by Times correspondent RICHARD WINTON When: Begins at 8 a.m. and runs for about two hours. The Rose Bowl game starts at 2 p.m.