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Macy's Parade Balloons!

Enjoy this gallery of some of the most famous of the macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons!

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    America's beloved purple singing dinosaur Barney first made his debut in the parade in 1994. That year the balloon actually tore its side on a lamp post.
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    Beethoven made his debut at the parade in 1993.
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    Everyone's favorite rhyming Cat in the Hat made his parade debut in 1994.
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    Izzy, mascot of the 1996 Summer Olympics in Georgia, had its own balloon in the parade that year.
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    Kermit The Frog made his parade premiere in 1977! A second version made its debut in 2002.
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    OHH YEAHHH! Kool Aid Man came marched his way into the parade in 2010.
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    Kung Fu Panda kicked his way into the Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2010.
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    Papa Smurf made his way from the enchanted forest to the Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2012.
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    The Popeye balloon was introduced in 1957.
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    The Ronald McDonald has gone through three versions over the years. He first appeared in 1987, with a second version debuted in 2000, and the most recent version in 2009!
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    Our favorite ogre Shrek made his parade debut in 2007, the same year Shrek the Thrid came out.
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    There are 6 different Snoopy balloons. The very first Snoopy balloon - Aviator Snoopy - made his parade debut in 1968! This version - The Flying Ace - was debuted in 2006, and a brand new Snoopy balloon will be premiered this year!
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    Spiderman unleashed his spidy senses on the Thanksgiving Day parade in 1987, and a second version was introduced in 2009.
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    He's ready, he's ready, he's ready! Spongebob made his way from Bikini Bottom to the Big Apple to made his parade debut in 2004.