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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Names Its Attractions

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has announced its lineup, which includes 12 new elements including eight floats, three giant helium character balloons and a set of Macy's newest invention -- the Balloonicle, a balloon and self-propelled vehicle. From classic characters to timeless toys, the 78th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will arrive in New York City on Nov. 25, 2004 at 9:00 am.

This years balloons will be characters such as Disneys Chicken Little, Red and Yellow M&M, SpongeBob SquarePants and The Weebles. Floats will include: Barbie as The Princess & The Pauper, the new Holiday Beat falloon (a Macy's Parade invention, a combination cold-air balloon and float) sponsored by Universal Orlando, the Krazy Kritters sponsored by Dixie Georgia-Pacific, the Magic of Childhood Float sponsored by Fisher-Price, 123 Sesame Street, NFL Classic, Tutenstein and Voyage to Adventure sponsored by Royal Caribbean International.

For more information on the 78th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, call Macy's Parade Hotline at (212) 494-4495 or visit

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