Newport Beach – A Look Back

Photo series courtesy of Balboa Island Museum & Historical Society

Newport Beach A Look Back 7.16.19

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In 1980, Disneyland celebrated its 25th anniversary. In Newport Harbor the same year, the Chamber of Commerce Commodore’s Club chose Disney’s 25th anniversary for that year’s Character Parade theme. Pirates, ghosts and Mickey Mouse filled the harbor as the parade participants went all out, sharing their excitement with onlookers and each other.

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