Last year a Hello Kitty balloon was one of the big additions to the Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. This year, it’s Finn and Jake from Adventure Time joining the 87th parade. That is of course if weather permits. New York City officials have been monitoring wind conditions before deciding on whether the famous holiday parade will fly its trademark balloons.
The final decision will be made on Thursday morning by several city agencies, based on guidelines that were created after a Cat in the Hat balloon hit a lamppost and knocked down part of the pole, injuring four spectators in 1997.
Regardless of if the balloon flies, Cartoon Network will be running an Adventure Time Balloon-a-thon, Thursday at 2/1c.
Other new balloons include:
Toothless from How to Train Your Dragon
Spongebob Squarepants – the upgraded version has a santa hat
Snoopy – new version removes cap, goggles, and binoculars and replacing them with Woodstock