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Captain Morgan Fantasy Fest Parade and Safe Ride Shuttles Are Perfect Halloween Pairing

KEY WEST, Fla., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Captain Morgan, legendary purveyor of good times, is returning to Key West for Fantasy Fest with the ultimate Halloween party, along with a familiar Safe Ride solution.

Celebrating its 30th year, Fantasy Fest is a 10-day extravaganza of non-stop costume competitions, masquerade balls, parties and street fairs, highlighted with the most outrageous parade in the country, the Captain Morgan Fantasy Fest Parade.

On Halloween night, Captain Morgan and his crew of Morganettes will lead a cavalcade of floats down Duval Street while upwards of 75,000 costumed revelers line the streets of the historic route. The Captain Morgan Fantasy Fest Parade features brilliant bands, outlandish dancers and more than 70 dazzling floats (some blaring music, some sporting elaborate creatures of fantasy), while parade participants revel with the onlooker's ala Mardi Gras.

Placing a premium on responsibility, the makers of Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum and the City of Key West Department of Transportation are proud to celebrate the fifth year of the Captain Morgan Safe Ride program that provides all consumers with free public transportation from 5 p.m. - 2 a.m. on Saturday night.

"Everybody wins with the Captain Morgan Safe Ride program," said Myra Wittenberg, Director of the Key West Department of Transportation. "This is our fifth year providing a valuable public service. We encourage Fantasy Fest-goers to take advantage of the Captain Morgan Safe Ride program as a safe way to get to and from the Captain Morgan Fantasy Fest Parade on Saturday night."

Shuttle buses will be available throughout Key West, the Lower Keys and up to Marathon, Fla., with continuous service operating from Oct. 31 at 5 p.m. to Nov. 1 at 2 a.m. Buses will be clearly marked as CAPTAIN MORGAN FANTASY FEST PARADE SHUTTLES and will allow partygoers to enjoy the festivities without having to worry about parking, traffic or driving alternatives.

Additional information fliers and brochures will available at the Key West Department of Transportation office, 627 Palm Ave., Key West, Fla., or at (305) 292-8160.

About Fantasy Fest

Since its inception in 1979, Fantasy FestĀ® has dazzled with images of Hollywood, Broadway and TV; transported us through time and back again; fabricated artful visions of beasts and beauties; explained myths and mysteries; and provided a stage for dreams and fantasies.

For more information about Fantasy FestĀ® and a schedule of events, visit the Festival's Web site at or call (305) 296-1817. For information about lodging in Key West, call 1-800-LAST-KEY or visit the Keys' Web site at

Captain Morgan reminds consumers to drink responsibly. Captain's Orders!

About Diageo

Diageo (Dee-AH-Gee-O) is the world's leading premium drinks business with an outstanding collection of beverage alcohol brands across spirits, wines, and beer categories. These brands include Johnnie Walker, Guinness, Smirnoff, J&B, Baileys, Jose Cuervo, Tanqueray, Captain Morgan, Crown Royal, Beaulieu Vineyard and Sterling Vineyards wines. Diageo is a global company, trading in more than 180 countries around the world. The company is listed on both the New York Stock Exchange (DEO) and the London Stock Exchange (DGE). For more information about Diageo, its people, brands, and performance, visit us at Celebrating life, every day, everywhere, responsibly.


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