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'The Bachelor' Rose Parade Float Will Feature A Working Hot Tub, Obviously

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The newest season of The Bachelor premieres next week, with Ben Higgins, a.k.a. "Ben H." as the dude who will be selecting a bride out of a pool of dozens of 25-year-old women named Lauren. But before the final rose is presented to Ben H.'s one true love, the show will be promoted celebrated with thousands of roses during Friday's Rose Parade. It will also prominently feature one of the show's most enduring motifs: a hot tub.

ABC 7 reports that theme of this year's Bachelor float is "Find Your Own Adventure," and will evoke themes relating to the show's "fantasy dates" in exotic locales, and love of hot tubs.

"We're going to have 15,000 orange and hot pink roses around the decks of the float, Sherrie Fowler, float supervisor told ABC 7. "I think they're going to be stunned by the absolute beauty."

Here's a rendering of what the float might look like:

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Ben will take center stage sitting atop a lifeguard stand surrounded by roses, spectacular visions of crashing floral waves, lush white sand beaches, floral-perfume trade winds, swaying palm trees - and of course the signature Bachelor hot tub.

Please, we must know more about the Signature Bachelor Hot Tub™!

An actual working hot tub, one of the quintessential Bachelor symbols -- complete with heated water -- is at the front of the float. Dolphins bob up and down as they surf in the floral waves with intricately decorated sea-life completing the ocean setting. A stylized glowing sun is the backdrop for the 55-foot long by 22-foot high float. A magnificent treasure chest, cascading with red roses, holds the custom-designed wedding rings. Carved tiki figures, sculptured Cattleya orchids and colorful yellow hibiscus frame this phenomenal tropical setting.

Sounds dreamy!

Ben H. tested out the hot tub's infrastructure with one lucky lady who's helping construct the float:

Ooh, a twist! Ben H. is going in on a #groupdate!

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This isn't the first time a hot tub was attempted on a Bachelor float. Here's last year's crappy Bachelor float, which had a totally fake hot tub:

Realitytvworld reports that some old Bachelor faves like "Jade," "Tanner," and "Ashley I." will be sitting in the hot tub as it makes its way down Colorado Boulevard. Let's hope it actually does work; according to AccuWeather, the high in Pasadena on Friday will be 59 degrees, with a low of 36.

This could be cool, but it's certainly not the first time we've seen this kind of stunt pulled on the Bachelor franchise. On last season of The Bachelorette, "Sean E." ("occupation: sex coach") drove up to the house last season in a car that had a hot tub inside: