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Cycling Through Paradise

Artistic Entertainment Services

Height: 35′
Width: 18′
Length: 55′

In celebration of Taiwan’s Cycling Festival, China Airline’s presents “Cycling Through Paradise”. The 2013 entry pays homage to the annual Taiwan Cycling Festival.

The goal behind the annual Taiwan Cycling Festival is to introduce the Taiwan cycling experience to people of Taiwan and to people overseas looking for new, healthy, and inviting travel destinations.Taiwan’s breathtaking landscape – oversized sea cliffs and densely forested mountains are best seen on two wheels. In recent years Taiwan has embraced the world of cycling with great enthusiasm and the creation of thousands of kilometers of cycling paths, including two round-the-island routes, and a host of other cycling friendly infrastructure projects. Some of the best cycling routes in the world pass through Taiwan’s beautiful scenery.

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 pedaling through the majestic landscape. China Airlines began its Rose Parade participation in 1987. This year’s entry will “wow” the crowd with its 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.

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