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Qualatex helps Disney fly high at Pride

Published on: July 12th, 2018

Disney UK returned to the event for a second year with the expert help of Stuart Davies from Beyond Balloons.

This weekend saw the 46th London Pride, with an estimated 30,000 people taking part in the annual LGBT+ parade. Following a successful debut in 2017, Disney UK returned to the much-loved event for a second year with the expert help of Stuart Davies from Beyond Balloons.

This year’s entry featured 3,500 rainbow coloured Qualatex balloons spelling out the Disney name, and the word Love in black and white, alongside rainbow Mickey Mouse heads – each one containing over 800 balloons.

A team of nine balloon artists and a host of over 30 Disney cast members joined Qualatex instructor Stuart for the build at Disney UK’s Oxford Street store, where they worked together across three days to create over 85 balloon structures.

Stuart commented: “Being given the chance to work on such an important event for the second-year running was truly an honour. This event gives me the opportunity to push boundaries and to do so, I need to work with the best materials, which is where Qualatex balloons come in. I’m so proud of our creation for this year’s Pride London and would like to thank the amazing teams at Disney, Qualatex and Beyond Balloons as well as all the other contributors for making this come together in such a joyous and memorable way.”

Also joining the team was competition winner Vicky Earl, from Victoria Eyton Party Supplies in Callington, Cornwall. Vicky won the opportunity to take part in the build when she won a prize draw, entered when she booked on a Qualatex balloon education course.

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