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New balloons to soar at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 00:51

Nov. 10 - Handlers perform a test run on four new balloons to debut at this year's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City. Linda So reports.

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They're getting ready for the big day. Hundreds of volunteers getting in shape. And tons of helium to inflate four new balloons that will debut this year at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. SOUNDBITE: VOLUNTEER DONNA RUVERTONE SAYING: "I feel like a kid doing it, I really do. It's a lot of fun. And just by the amount of people here, it's a lot of energy." Energy that's being poured into the newest additions. Toothless from "How to Train Your Dragon." Adventure Time with Finn and Jake. Spongebob Squarepants. And Snoopy. It takes as many as 80 volunteers to handle just one balloon with plenty of training involved. SOUNDBITE: MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE PRODUCER AMY KULE SAYING: "There's video training, there's classroom training, there's real live training." All to make sure the balloons take flight without a hitch for the Thanksgiving Day parade.

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New balloons to soar at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 00:51