2014 Rose Parade presented by Honda

Dreams Come True

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Float Builder Company: Fiesta Parade Floats
Float Theme : Presenting the Royal Court
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Float Designer's Name: Raul Rodriguez
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The 2014 Tournament of Roses Rose Queen and Royal Court are magnificently presented beneath a decorative floating bejeweled crown canopy sitting amid an elegant tailored rose gardens lined in boxwood hedges and delicate ferns. This captivating floral masterpiece showcases the elegance of the Rose Queen and her six Princesses. Flanking the length of the float are opulently carved urns featuring magnificent rose and floral arrangements. Oversized sculptured roses frame the front of the float.
Construction Height: 16 Feet
Construction Width: 18 Feet
Construction Length: 35 Feet
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The elaborately sculptured crown is artistically decorated in crisp white sweet rice with pearls of lunaria and accents of white beans. Red Black Magic and Freedom roses, augmented with red ginger and anthuriums, create the floral masterpieces cascading over marbleized sculptured urns decorated in white sweet rice and coconut chips. Walls of crushed coconut chips and elegant sculptured roses created with macaroon coconut accented in pink statice complete this magnificent Queen’s float. Delicate Maiden Hair ferns cascade over the 5,000 red Freedom roses and white gerberas completing the side gardens.
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More than 6,000 roses are featured in the arrangements and deck gardens.
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Rider Names: Queen Ana Marie Acosta, 17, Polytechnic School Princess Elizabeth Hansen, 19, Pasadena City College Princess Kayla Diyana Johnson-Granberry, 17, Pasadena High School Princess Jamie Anne Kwong, 17, La Salle High School Princess Katherine (Katie) Diane Lipp, 17, La Canada High School Princess Elyssia Hadi Widjaja, 17, San Marino High School Princess Elizabeth Katie Woolf, 17, La Canada High School
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Macy’s is the Official Wardrobe Sponsor for the Rose Queen and her Court.
Additional Information of Interest to the Public:  
The Rose Queen and her six Rose Princesses were selected based upon a combination of qualities, including public speaking ability, poise, academic achievement and community involvement. As official ambassadors of the Tournament of Roses, they will participate in more than 100 community and media functions leading up to the 125th Rose Parade and the 100th Rose Bowl Game. Their selection concluded a month-long process that began in September with over 1,000 Pasadena-area young women who initially participated in the Tournament of Roses Royal Court tryouts.