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Cycling Through Paradise

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Cycling Through Paradise

Float Builder: Artistic Entertainment Services
Dimensions: Height: 35', Width: 18', Length: 55'

In celebration of Taiwan's 2012 cycling festival, China Airline's presents "Cycling Through Paradise". Taiwan has always had a breathtaking landscape – oversized sea cliffs and densely forested mountains. This description does not come close to describe its majesty. So why is 2012 the time to visit Taiwan? Because Taiwan is best seen on two wheels. In the recent years Taiwan has embraced the biking market with great enthusiasm. 2012 has shown the linking and creation of thousands of kilometers of paths, including two round-the-island routes, and a host of other cycling friendly infrastructure projects.
The deck of the float features swirling groupings of orchids, iris, roses and mums in brilliant colors creating the look of a crashing waterfall, magnificent palm trees and native architecture. Along for the ride are cyclists riding through the majestic landscape. China Airlines began its Rose Parade participation in 1987 and with its 2013 entry again the entry will "wow" the crowd with it's magnificent floral detail and cultural beauty.

The floating pink clouds will be solid packed pink roses. There are two floral waterfalls, sculpted orchids, sculpted plumeria, ferns and leaves. The pagoda is 30ft tall and decorated in seeds, mums, coconut, strawflower, statice and seaweed. The decks will include king protea, anthurium, roses, ornamental kale, oncidium and dendrobium orchids. The palm trees will be decorated in corn husk with catlaya orchids and carnations. The waterfalls will have blue and white iris, white orchids, hydrangea, roses and carnations.

Number of Years in Rose Parade: 26
FLOAT RIDERS: There will be riders riding on the float and cyclers riding bicycles on the street

Updated on: 1/1/2013 10:27:08 AM

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