It was 28 years ago, just as Disneyland was about to celebrate it's own 28th Anniversary, when I stepped off from the Small World gate in the first performance of the Flights of Fantasy Parade. (Despite being biased, it remains one of my Top 5 favorite Disneyland parades ever.) I have never been a great dancer, so getting cast in a simplistic dance role like a Toy Soldier did not offend me... ...and because I am tall, I was lucky enough to be in the front row.
Here is kinda what it was like for me back then.
|That's me, in the front row!