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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:38 pm 
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Cracker Jack will have a float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade.

    • The float is 36 feet long, more than three stories tall and as wide as three buses lined up end-to-end.
    • The float features infield, outfield and bleacher seats adorned with giant sculptures as well as live-action cameras capturing the children and performers on the float, as well as spectators along the Parade route.
    • Fans can find more than two dozen baseballs and bats in various locations throughout the float.
    • There are more than 100 linear feet of hand-stitched red, white and blue bunting decorating the float.
    • Below a life-size, fully operational scoreboard, a live musical performance will take place.
    • Fireworks will burst off the float as it arrives in Herald Square and the live performance gets underway.

The 88th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade airs nationwide on NBC-TV, on Thursday, November 27, 2014 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., in all time zones.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:15 pm 
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I think all of us should be invited to ride on it!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:14 pm 
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Diane, you and I could be tossing vintage Cracker Jack toys to the people below. It would be like Mardi Gras! <|:-)

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 3:44 pm 
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Oh what fun, Luke. Let's just do it. Anyone else want to join us?

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 3:48 pm 
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:) Hey Luke, I think that is you standing at the front of the float waving a U.S. flag. And there I am standing to your left, the gray-haired grandma. Yep, we're there Luke!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 6:55 pm 
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I'm not waving the flag, I'm holding on to the flagpole for dear life. I don't want to fall off of the float.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 11:54 am 
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:? Don't worry, Luke. We won't let you fall. We'll Super Glue your shoes to the floor of the float.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:45 pm 
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The front of the float, family taking a selfie.

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Partial picture of the “At the Ball Game” float, sitting in the warehouse.

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Info graphic of the float. The smaller text reads...

    • The float is 36 feet long, more than three stories tall and as wide as three buses lined up end-to-end.
    • For the first time in the parade's history, a larger-than-life LED screen will feature live shots of the parade.
    • Families along the parade route might just see themselves on the jumbotron as cameras on the float pan the audience.
    • Below a life-size, fully operational scoreboard, a live musical performance will take place.
    • Fireworks will burst off the float as it arrives in Herald Square and the live performance gets underway.
    • Fireworks will burst off the float as it arrives in Herald Square and the live performance gets underway.
    • Features a family taking a selfie.
    • Decorated with more than 100 linear feet of hand-stitched red, white and blue bunting.
    • Boasts more than two dozen baseballs and bats in various locations.

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade By The Numbers
    27 floats this year
    5 new floats, including 1 from Cracker Jack
    Parade first started with 4 floats in 1924
    9 months, the time it can take to build a float

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:40 pm 
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Luke,
Thank you for the great pics and parade stats. I shall be glued to the TV looking for this very special float. :)clap

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 5:54 pm 
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Diane, I cant wait for the parade to start. Until then, here are a couple of more photos of the float inside the warehouse in New Jersey.

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