2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

Float Entry

 

Parade Order:

64

Float Sponsor Company or Organization:  
 
China Airlines Ltd.
Company or Organization Website Address:  
 
www.china-airlines.com
Float Builder Company: Artistic Entertainment Services
Float Theme : Taiwan Dreams Rising
How/Why Theme Was Chosen:  
The theme “Taiwan Dreams Rising” was chosen as a symbol of hopes and dreams to come in the New Year. Each hot air balloon is depicted as our “hopes” and “dreams” rising into the New Year. The impossible is always possible if one believes in their dreams, and most importantly sets out to achieve their dreams.
How Float Theme Relates to Parade Theme:  
 
The 2014 Rose Parade theme is titled “Dreams Come True”. The theme “Taiwan Dreams Rising” is fitting for this year’s parade, as both themes evoke the idea that dreams come true as a result of imagination, passion and hard work.
Number of Years in Rose Parade:  
27
Float Award Received Last Year:  
International Trophy
Float Designer's Name: John Ramirez
Float Concept Description:  
This year China Airline’s presents “Taiwan Dreams Rising”. The float depicts seven hot air balloons rising over the mountains of Taiwan. The heart shaped-balloon includes collages with images from Taiwanese culture, and represents the Taiwan Tourism Bureau. The highest building in Asia, the Tapei 101 building sits among the hot air balloons as they soar high above the city’s skyline. The deck of the float features swirling groupings of orchids, iris, roses and mums in vibrant colors creating the look of the lush native landscape, magnificent flowers and greenery native to the region and native architecture. Riders will soar through the majestic landscape as they ride along inside the hot air balloon baskets. 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!
Construction Height: 35'
Construction Width: 18'
Construction Length: 55'
Flowers and Dry Materials Used for Decorating:  
 
The hot air balloons will be decorated in whole carnations, mums in vibrant colors, blue and purple statice, green split pea, yellow strawflower, orange lentil and red and pink carnation petals. The floral baskets will be covered and filled with orange, hot pink, red, yellow and white roses. The deck of the float will be covered in red roses, cattleya orchids, yellow oncidium orchids, pink and hot pink roses. The buildings on the float will be decorated with silver leaf and seaweed, poppy seed, clover seed and yellow strawflower.
Estimated Number of Flowers Used (by type):  
 
Unique or Unusual Use of Decorating Materials:  
 
Description of Float Animation:  
N/A
Construction or Mechanical Innovations:  
 
N/A
Rider Names: Six riders will be riding on the float – soaring high as they ride along the parade route inside the hot air balloon baskets. The six riders are Taiwanese American women who are members of various Taiwanese American Organizations throughout the Los Angeles area. They are honored and to represent the Taiwanese American community and to be a part of the 2014 Rose Parade. Christine Liao Eunice Lin - Miss Taiwanese American 2013 Vivian Wu Janice Chen Jessica Chen Rachel Lin
Outwalker Names: N/A
Company/Organization Information:  
China Airlines was founded in Dec. 1959. It serves 110 cities in 29 countries and region.
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
 
China Airlines' hub is in Taipei, Taiwan. It has the best network between the States and Asia.