LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Things are kicking into high gear in Pasadena where hundreds of volunteers are putting the finishing touches on the massive floats for this year’s Tournament of Roses Parade.

Dragons, gummy bears, castles, and camels. Float themes varied just days before the Tournament of Roses is scheduled to begin.

Caroline Reeves has been volunteering at the Rose Parade since she was a little kid, and this year, she is making sure that the tangerines she is using will make the perfect scales for her dragon-themed float.

“I think it’s really fun actually knowing how these things get built,” Reeves said.

“Just being a part of it, being able to watch the floats go down the street and say, Oh, I did that one little section,” Reeves added.

The low temperatures are actually good for the flowers, as purple carnations blanket the Los Angeles Lakers float, with marigolds and mums making the sun shine a little brighter for the Lakers fans doing the decorating.

“Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is going to sit here, and I’m going to be watching thinking, Wow, I did those behind him,” Kennedy Clark told KCAL9’s Adrianna Weingold.

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