I was over at Screamscape (yea i know). I found this site and then saw this picture and almost died! That would have to be the funniest themed ride ever! It looks like a spin off of the old steeplechase! Now we can only hope! Alot of people will probably hate it though because it looks like it uses GCII lap bars!
My brother painted one of those cows for Hershey's Ice Cream. There are a whole bunch of different sponsors. Its a chance for artists to get to do something that they don't normally do. I have link to my brothers.
The thing about the Parade of Cows is that the sponsor has all the say in what they want on the cow. My brother had a completely different idea, and Hershey's Ice Cream shot it down. His idea was much better, and would have looked better on the cow then some ice cream cones.
They told him specifically what to put on the cow. I guess there isn't such a thing as artistic freedom when comes to corperate advertising. With it Hershey they had their own vision in mind when they decided they were getting a cow.
He actually designed some of the t shirt designs for Storm Runner, but that horse design won out over his. He does have a Hershey Chocolate kiddie tshirt line that the park will sell this season.
I'm guessing this is the Cow art exhibit that travels around? I saw it when it was still new and origional in Chi-town(neener neener neener;)), and must say, it was lots of fun. I'm glad its grown to this proportion, and now you can buy the miniatures!
There is a cow in front of GIANT Center painted like a hockey player, complete with a black eye, bloody nose and stitches on its cheek. They also added a helmet, gloves (on its front hooves) and skates (on its back hooves) and a hockey stick in its mouth.
In Bethlehem, PA there's Mules. There was some sort of fundraiser called Miles for Mules or something of the sort. Binghampton, NY has had carousel horses displayed around the town for numerous years if I remember correctly.