When I was growing up this was the park my dad used to take me to all the time. I loved it. And I knew one day I wanted to take my kids to it. We went last year for the first time and they loved it. They have been begging to go back since then. I knew it had to get mixed into the day we'd go to see the floats since it wasn't to far from there. David happened to be off the week after xmas so he went with us. Of course the one day we go it's hot. Later that when when we were home we heard on the news that San Gabriel was the warmest place to be in California that day. Of course it was!