The theme of the 2015 Rose Parade® was “Inspiring Stories.” Paradiso inspired the crowd with a pair of gigantic floral animals.
Singpoli Group won the Grand Marshal’s Trophy, recognizing the most creative design. Their spectacular firebird came alive with a dazzling pyrotechnic display. The creature’s plumage was crafted with mokara orchids, rose petals, dendrobium orchid petals and confetti strawflower.
Zappos garnered the Animation Trophy for their adorable hippo decorated in 60,000 pink carnations. The hippo wiggled her ears and opened her mouth along the parade route to release hundreds of blue and white helium balloons, much to the delight of children of all ages.
These vibrant, crowd-pleasing designs are Paradiso’s hallmark. We can’t wait to get working on the 2016 parade!