‘Sailor Mickey’ Balloon to Debut at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (Artist Rendering)
Representing Disney Cruise Line, Sailor Mickey will tower over the streets of New York on Thanksgiving morning as part of the Macy’s 83rd Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade procession. Sailor Mickey (pictured left, upper left corner), is 48.1 feet long, 33.6 feet wide and 60.9 feet tall and will be filled with 14,750 cubic feet of helium during his maiden voyage. The anchor on which he rides is approximately four times the size of an actual cruise ship anchor.
Other new balloons this year include the Pillsbury Doughboy, a new Ronald McDonald and an all-new Spider-man.
This year also marks the first year in the parade’s history that its primary route will not be along Broadway. Instead it will travel south along Seventh Avenue to 42nd Street and then cross over to the Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue) for the remainder of the route.