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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — The dress rehearsal at Bayfront Park with Salt-N-Pepa is just a preview of what of what to expect for tonight’s New Years Eve celebration.

The big orange is ready to climb the inter Continental hotel and the stars are ready to hit the stage.

“We have Queen Latifah, and Snoop Dogg is our host, and of course Mr. 305, Pitbull, is our ultimate host for the night,” said Miami NYE Producer Ray Steinman. “He and his band will be performing tonight and a lot of surprises. We have Salt-N-Pepa, we got some mashups with a bunch of other old-school hip-hop artists and a lot of surprises.”

The New Year’s Eve party continues to grow each year. In fact, the show’s producers say they began planning back in July.

“Thousands of hours and conference calls and emails and more conference calls and drawings and re-drawings and creative meetings,” said Steinman. “It takes a lot of work to put on an event like this.”

City of Miami Commissioner Frank Carollo expects the big names to bring out even more people than last year, and warns against trying to get downtown in your car.

“Keep in mind that last year we had an estimated 150,000 people,” said Carollo. “So I encourage everyone to take mass transit, Metrorail, Metromover, they will be operating until the wee hours of the night.”

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