Giants In The Sky
Macy’s Iconic Giant Character Balloons Are Set To Take Flight
For The 89th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®
Giant Character Balloon Line – Up for November 26th 2015
ADVENTURE TIME WITH FINN & JAKE
Cartoon Network favorites Finn & Jake will take a break from Adventure Time in the Land of Ooo to join the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade for their third flight.
Balloon Dimensions: 57-feet long, 26-feet wide and 40-feet tall
Fun Fact: Adventure Time fans should be on the lookout for a cameo from the Snail. Where is it on the balloon?
ANGRY BIRDS’ RED
Before starring in next summer’s THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE, Red protects his precious egg like a football in a traditional Thanksgiving game during his first flight through Manhattan.
Balloon Dimensions: 44-feet long, 29-feet wide, 45-feet tall
Fun Fact: Each of Red’s distinctive ‘Angry’ eyebrows measure 7-feet wide.
DIARY OF A WIMPY KID®
Greg Heffley returns to the Parade, flying through the skies of New York City clutching his “diary”/journal, to the delight of millions of kids who are sure to be reading his most recent bestselling book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School.
Balloon Dimensions: 60-feet long, 25-feet wide, 56-feet tall
Fun Fact: Greg Heffley’s journal is 15-feet tall.
Sinclair Oil’s classic DINO (pronounced dye-no) balloon will return to the Parade this year after a 40-year absence and just in time for Sinclair’s centennial celebration in 2016. A fan favorite in the 60’s and 70’s, this Apatosaurus will join the line of march as the only life-sized
balloon in the Parade.
Balloon Dimensions: 72-feet long, 24-feet wide, 36-feet tall
Fun Fact: Dino first appeared as a 70-foot long giant balloon in the 1963 Macy’s Parade and flew until 1976. The original balloon became an Honorary Member of the Museum of Natural History in 1975.
THE ELF ON THE SHELF®
Santa is sending his favorite scout elf to fly over New York City with a mission to bring back news of who’s been good! The Elf on the Shelf, which has been a Parade staple since 2012, is the first self-published character to be celebrated as a balloon in the parade since Peter
Rabbit in 1996.
Balloon Dimensions: 46-feet long, 28-feet wide, 64-feet tall
Fun Fact: At 64-feet tall, The Elf on the Shelf is the tallest character balloon in the Parade.
Supercute superstar Hello Kitty returns to the Big Apple in her classic retro airplane, wishing all of her friends a Happy Thanksgiving. Balloon Dimensions: 50-feet long, 38-feet wide, 36-feet tall
Fun Fact: Hello Kitty’s signature red bow measures 6-feet tall.
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON’S TOOTHLESS
From the hit HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON films and animated series comes Toothless. The loveable Night Fury Dragon will take to the skies to delight fans young and old. Balloon Dimensions: 72-feet long, 36-feet wide, 48-feet tall
Fun Fact: To get his signature color, the Macy’s Parade team had to create a custom paint that would deflect heat in order to keep Toothless cool during his Thanksgiving flight.
ICE AGE’S SCRAT AND HIS ACORN
TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX
Scrat, the rambunctious star of the ICE AGE animated film series, will fly the entire 2.5 mile Parade route trying to catch a runaway acorn in his inaugural Parade flight.
Balloon Dimensions: 59-feet long, 24-feet wide, 41-feet tall
Fun Fact: More than 15 million standard-size acorns would fit inside Scrat’s helium version.
THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY
The world’s favorite traveling bear returns to New York after gracing the film screen in this past winter’s hit film. Wearing his trademark red traveling hat and blue button down coat, Paddington returns for another Manhattan adventure this Thanksgiving.
Balloon Dimensions: 54-feet long, 36-feet wide, 60-feet tall
Fun Fact: Paddington, who first appeared in the Parade as a Falloon (a cold air balloon, riding on a float) in 1990, carries a helium suitcase that is as big as a two car garage.
THE POKÉMON COMPANY INTERNATIONAL
The ever electrifying pop culture icon Pikachu floats happily above New York City as Pokémon makes their 15th consecutive Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade appearance. Sporting a red and green scarf, Pikachu carries a snowman-pal to usher in the holiday.
Balloon Dimensions: 36-feet long, 29-feet wide, 53-feet tall
Fun Fact: While the Pikachu balloon is larger than life, in reality, Pikachu is 1-foot, 4-inches tall.
This year, the Pillsbury Doughboy is back to celebrate 50 years of bringing America a host of holiday favorite treats. The loveable Doughboy promises to inspire spectators to giggle all the way down the route in the annual spectacle.
Balloon Dimensions: 54-feet long, 34-feet wide, 46-feet tall
Fun Fact: If crescent rolls where baked from dough the size of the balloon version of this lovable character, more than four million rolls would create a bountiful Thanksgiving feast.
RED MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGER
As the largest Power Ranger in the world, the iconic Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger takes his second flight over the streets of New York, defending the world and captivating fans on Thanksgiving Day.
Balloon Dimensions: 78-feet long, 26-feet wide, 56-feet tall
Fun Fact: The larger than life Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger is the longest balloon in the Parade. Just one of his arms is the size of a standard school bus!
Celebrating McDonald’s 60th anniversary, Ronald marches into view transformed for his 4th balloon version in the holiday spectacle.
Balloon Dimensions: 61-feet long, 29-feet wide, 67-feet tall
Fun Fact: Ronald’s iconic shoes are 6-feet long.
ACTIVISION PUBLISHING, INC.
Eruptor returns to the Parade for his second New York City flight, while controlling his natural instinct to erupt and spew lava. Literally a force of nature, Skylanders Eruptor will fly high, delighting fans of all ages.
Balloon Dimensions: 50-feet long, 36-feet wide, 36-feet tall
Fun Fact: Eruptor’s enormous smile spans 25-feet.
SNOOPY & WOODSTOCK
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” and the 65th anniversary of the comic strip, Snoopy & Woodstock once again take to the skies over New York.
Balloon Dimensions: 67-feet long, 27-feet wide, 38-feet tall
Fun Fact: Snoopy holds the record for the most appearances in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, first taking flight in 1968. This year marks Snoopy’s 39th trip through Manhattan.
Everyone’s favorite pineapple dwelling sea sponge, SpongeBob SquarePants joins the Thanksgiving celebration, donning a festive holiday chapeau, in his second Parade balloon.
Balloon Dimensions: 41-feet long, 34-feet wide, 44-feet tall
Fun Fact: SpongeBob SquarePants’ hat has a 5-foot white brim and a 6-foot diameter “jingle bell.”
THOMAS THE THANK ENGINE®
The world’s most famous steam engine, Thomas the Tank Engine returns to the Parade this year to chug along high above the streets of Manhattan, arriving at Herald Square in perfect time.
Balloon Dimensions: 51-feet long, 23-feet wide, 47-feet tall
Fun Fact: Each of Thomas’ 6 wheels is bigger than a pitcher’s mound.
THE AFLAC DUCK
A fan favorite, the Aflac Duck balloonicle returns to the Parade route in 2015. Bundled up for winter, the Aflac Duck will be sure to keep millions of spectators screaming his trademark call from the Upper West Side to Herald Square.
Balloon Dimensions: 20-feet wide, 33-feet tall
Fun Fact: 2015 marks the Aflac Duck’s 5th trip down the Parade route.
THE KRAFT HEINZ COMPANY
Everyone’s favorite cherry-flavored icon returns to the Parade for his sixth appearance. Oh Yeah!
Balloonicle Dimensions: 22-feet long, 25-feet wide, 34-feet tall
Fun Fact: If the Kool-Aid Man balloonicle was filled with Kool-Aid, there would be more than 10,000 gallons.