Olive oil in 1982

Olive Oyl is a fictional cartoon character created by E.C Segar. She appeared in comic strips and animated cartoons. She first appeared in the parade in 1982 and appeared until 1986. Olive was one of the first ever female characters in the parade.


Olive Oyl (1982-1985)

Olive Oyl with SweePa (1986)


In 1980, she and Popeye appeared on a Float to promote the Live Action Popeye movie.

In 1996, she and Popeye rode the Rocking Lobster in the parade that year.

In 2001, she and Popeye appeared on the 75th Parade Superstars Float.

In 2011, she and Popeye appeared on the 85th Parade Superstars Float.


in 1985, Olive Oyl was not seen in the parade due to hard rain.

in 1986, her right arm was ripped off due to the high winds, but her hand holding the balloons on the top of her head remained standing because it was a separate part of the balloon.