82nd Rose Queen
Sophia Bush will reign over this year’s parade after being selected from among more than 900 young women from the Pasadena area. The 17-year-old senior attends Westridge High School. Bush plans to attend Tulane University in the fall, where she intends to major in theater and psychology.
The Armchair Parade
KTLA-TV Channel 5 will present 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-TV Channel 7, KCBS-TV Channel 2, KNBC-TV Channel 4, KMEX-TV Channel 34 and KVEA-TV Channel 52.
Roy E. Disney, vice chairman of the Walt Disney Co. and Walt Disney’s nephew, will lead the 2000 Rose Parade. For the first time, the Tournament of Roses will open the parade with a “human theme banner,” which will bring together Pasadena-area high school students in a spectacle choreographed by the Walt Disney Co. and with the support of the Pasadena Unified School District.
VIEWING THE PARADE
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 Drive 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 eastbound street and head toward viewing destination.
See map for lots and structures. 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. Tournament officials suggest that people attending the parade who plan to go to the Rose Bowl game park nearer to 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. Reserved parade parking for automobiles, buses and recreational vehicles is available through Sharp Seating Co., (626) 795-4171, the city of Pasadena, (626) 744-6470, and Easy Parking Service, (626) 286-7576.
More than 1,000 parking spaces are available for recreational vehicles at the Rose Bowl stadium and Brookside Pavilion. For information call (626) 577-3100. Reserved RV parking is also available through Sharp Seating (626) 795-4171. Systems-AMPCO Parking, (213) 312-2219, has parking at 569 E. Colorado Blvd. Fairplex RV Park in Pomona provides RV parking. For reservations call Custom Leisure Service at (909) 985-8282 or (909) 982-2153. *
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 (800) COMMUTE.
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. 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.
A permanent position on the sidewalk may be maintained along the parade route beginning at noon Friday. The “Blue Line” is the honor line. All people and property must remain on the curb and are not permitted in the street until midnight before the parade. At that time spectators may move to the honor line. Those wishing to sit on curbs may save only the space they occupy. Tents, ladders, scaffolds, couches or boxes that can be used as stools or seats are not permitted. It is illegal to throw any projectile into the parade or the route.
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