Rose Parade 2022 | Johana Ventura from Santa Monica Pier steps up in the parade | South Pasadenan


On a day like no other, one of the world’s most famous parades will feature a float from one of the world’s most famous pretzel companies with an employee of one of the most famous amusement parks to the world on a pier – like Johana ventura, a member of the Wetzel’s Pretzels team inside Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier, participates in the 133rd Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena, Calif. on Saturday, Jan. 1 starting at 8 a.m.

The theme of the Rose Parade 2022 is “Dream. To believe. Achieve. ”Which celebrates education’s ability to open doors, open minds and change lives.

According to a statement from Wetzel’s Pretzels, “We are proud to be a part of the 2022 Rose Parade because of its theme ‘Dream. To believe. Achieve. ”Really resonates with us. Starting with the dream of improving the snack category in a fresh and fun way, our founders followed their entrepreneurial passion by launching the business in 1994. Our very first entry Rose Parade celebrates that dream that comes full circle, from its humble beginnings here in Pasadena, to a national brand that helps hundreds of entrepreneurs realize their dreams of becoming business owners. ”

Wetzel’s pretzel float, “California Cruisin” shares the fun, light spirit of Wetzel and the cool vibes of SoCal that inspire its new take on soft pretzels. In appreciation of the many people who contribute to the continued success of Wetzel’s pretzels, the float will include frontline crew members, general managers, franchise partners and support staff from around the world, as well as its founders who have it all. sets off.

“Dream. Believe. Realize.” also resonates with Johana ventura, because she always dreamed of being in a Rose Bowl parade, so she continued to believe that it could happen, and now she will achieve her goal: “This is an amazing opportunity that I will always be grateful to Wetzel’s Pretzels and Pacific Park. Ventura adds, “I am delighted to celebrate New Years in such a unique and exciting way while participating in the Rose Bowl tradition and accompanying the Wetzel’s Pretzels float on the parade route.

Wetzel’s float combines a classic California road trip and a beach party, the float features a custom-painted convertible that sails to the rhythm of the rousing tunes of a boom box, with surfboards in tow. Palm trees, gram-worthy snacks, and iconic road signs, including Route 66 and Route 1 of the Pacific Coast Highway, complete the scene. In partnership with Artistic Entertainment Services, the masterpiece will be constructed using natural materials in its design. Covering an 18 ‘wide x 55’ long footprint, a wire frame forms the base of the float. Then, the 3D structures are sculpted and painted, before the last step of gluing over 200,000 flowers and seeds.

The Route 66 theme is a perfect tie-in with Pacific Park on the redesigned Santa Monica Pier steel roller coaster that runs 55 feet above the Santa Monica Pier and offers stunning views of the South Coast of the California. Pacific Park began reinventing its classic West Coaster roller coaster in 2020 with an all-new theme to celebrate Route 66. Santa Monica Pier guests can look forward to a celebration for Route 66 West Coaster in the summer. 2022.

The Route 66 West Coaster Roller Coaster Loading Dock is enhanced with automotive décor featuring old-fashioned gas pumps, Route 66 license plates and maps, plus specialty memorabilia. The all-new roller coasters were designed from the wheels, as new racing cars feature design cues from classic American passenger cars that are reminiscent of a bygone era of automotive excellence and beauty.

Embodying the theme of the Rose Parade “Dream. To believe. Achieve. ”Wetzel’s chariot represents the ideals of the American Dream and how motivated individuals can achieve lofty life-changing goals. Starting from the dream of improving the snack category in a fresh and fun way, the founders Bill Phelps and Rick Wetzel followed their entrepreneurial passion by starting the business in their hometown of Pasadena and opening their first bakery in Redondo Beach in 1994. Success soon followed, leading to the creation of a franchise concept in fast growing and in demand.

For millions of people around the world, the Rose Parade is an iconic New Year’s Eve tradition. The Rose Parade runs 5 1/2 miles on Colorado Blvd. and has four types of entries: flower floats entered by a participating society, non-profit organization or municipality, equestrian units, marching bands and tournament entries. Participants in the Rose Parade have a long history with the Tournament of Roses and carry on traditions. The first Tournament of Roses welcomed 3,000 spectators for its first parade filled with beautiful carriages covered with flowers. More than a century later, the parade floats are a marvel of cutting-edge technology, all hidden under flowers and other all-natural materials.

See the Rose Bowl Float animated sketch of Wetzel’s pretzels at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yusnk0fAS4Y.

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About Pacific Park on Santa Monica Pier

Pacific Park on Santa Monica Pier, LA’s only no-entry amusement park, features 12 rides, 14 halfway games, an oceanfront food court, and beachfront shops. For more information and hours of operation, call 310-260-8744, visit www.pacpark.com, follow on Twitter and Instagram: @pacpark and like on Facebook: facebook.com/pacificpark.

About Wetzel pretzels
Offering a fun and fresh take on soft pretzels, Wetzel pretzels was founded in 1994 by Bill Phelps and Rick Wetzel. Attracting fans to its mouth-watering, portable snacks that are hand-rolled, baked and served hot from the oven, word quickly spread about the delicious West Coast brand. Today, Wetzel’s Pretzels has over 340 bakeries, including top locations like Disney Springs.® at Walt Disney World® Resort, Downtown Disney® Disneyland neighborhood® Resort and Universal CityWalk,â„¢ continue to cultivate fanatics around the world with its SoCal vibes and ‘gram fit’ snacks. It’s cult as follows includes famous fans like Ben affleck , Billie Eilish , Jimmy kimmel and Kim kardashian . As the country’s leading pretzel chain, the franchise has received numerous accolades, with the most recent being named to the Best food franchises 2021 and the Culture100 through Franchise Business Review. To learn more about franchise opportunities, visit WetzelsFranchising.com .


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