The systems check for Burbank’s 2012 Tournament of Roses Parade float is a “go,” organizers said this week.
The mechanical structure of “The Dream Machine” — which features a boy sleeping on his bed on a cloud, dreaming of what he could become — has been mostly completed, paving the way for the important decorating phase heading toward the Jan. 2 parade date.
“He’s dreaming of becoming an astronaut and that dream is picked up by the dream machine,” said Robert Hutt, president of the Burbank Tournament of Roses Assn. “At the end of the float, the boy is dressed in a space suit in a rocket — the dream becomes reality.”
The float is in keeping with the theme of the Rose Parade, “Just Imagine....”
“Last Saturday was our first inspection,” Hutt said, adding that the mechanical inspection included a test drive. “It was completed successfully, there’s nothing major to fix.”