Best Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons Introduced in the 2010s
The Top Ten
I remember I went nuts when this balloon was announced all the way back in 2013. It was back in the good old days when Cartoon Network used to promote AT as its #1 show. They had commercials about it and everything. I don't know if it's still part of the Macy's Thanksgiving Line-Up. I wouldn't be surprised if they have a Teen Titans Go balloon instead. - phillysports
Adventure Time took the world by storm in 2010, both with its show's quality and how it ushered in an era of renaissance for Cartoon Network. So it definitely deserved to get a balloon based on the franchise at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade! The balloon would first make its debut in 2013. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
This show was like ugh my childhood - EliHbk
Marking the turn of a new decade that we're still in the late years of, Po from Kung Fu Panda acts as one of the main highlights of balloons introduced at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in the 2010's. This balloon would first debut in 2010. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
And now we have the second version of the first video game character to be featured as a balloon in parade history. This time around, this updated balloon is based on Sonic's Modern design. And it couldn't have it come at a better time when it came out a year after the beloved Sonic Colors was released! This balloon would first debut in 2011. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
Now we get another second version of a pre-existing balloon on this list. We all know about SpongeBob getting an updated balloon where it has him wearing a Santa hat as a tribute to the stop-motion It's A SpongeBob Christmas! T.V. special. This one debuted in 2013. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
And now we have another balloon based on a DreamWorks movie. For this one, it's based on Toothless the Dragon from How to Train Your Dragon. It first made its debut in 2013. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think this is supposed to be the heaviest and largest balloon at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in terms of helium volume. So this balloon is based on Thomas the Tank Engine from Thomas and Friends. It first made its debut in 2014. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
SpongeBob isn't the only one to get a holiday update on this list of this decade. Pikachu got one as well where he's wearing winter clothing and holding a miniature snow Pikachu. This balloon debuted in 2014. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
Love that version of Pikachu.
And now we have Blue Sky's first balloon at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. And it's none other than Scrat from the Ice Age franchise. This ballon first made its debut in 2015. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
I'm a bit surprised why they haven't already given us a Frozen balloon since Frozen came out years ago back in 2013. Anyways, this balloon is based off of Olaf, which will debut this year in 2017 as I write this comment. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
Either Macy's is trying to capitalize on Illumination's upcoming animated movie based on The Grinch Who Stole Christmas or just that they wanted something to go along with Olaf for the holiday theme. The Grinch did make his first appearance as a falloon (a combination of a float and balloon) back in 1997, but this year, he'll be back after 15 years as a balloon in 2017. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
The Spout Daytime float was used from 2012 to 2016.
It was first debut in 2011 as the Zhuniverse.
It was first debut in 2017.
It was soft debut in 2012 as Papa Smurf before the movie.
It was first debut in 2013 as Papa Smurf.
She is Willa as a parade balloon!
She is Treasure and Pumpkin as parade balloons!
It was first debut in 2015 as Whisker Haven.
Re-creation for the 1950s and 1960s balloons.
It was first debut in 2012.
They were first debut in 2016. All-new!
It was first debut in 2017 in the English dub.
It was first debut in 2014.
It was first debut in 2016.
It was first debut in 2017.
She is Jewel Sparkles and Crumbs Sugar Cookie as parade balloons!
It was first debut in 2017 in theaters.
There are Beatbo and Beatbelle as parade balloons! Awesome!
It was first debut in 2016 as BeatBo and BeatBelle. Awesome!
It was first debut in 2016 with Sylvester Cat.
It was first debut in 2013 with Woodstock.
They are Jay, Crick, Walter, Kumi, and Buzz as parade balloons!
It was first debut in 2017. Awesome!
It was right before "Sailor Moon Crystal" float in November 2015.
It was first debut in 2014 until 2016.