After wind scare, balloons fly in Macy's Thanksgiving parade

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For the past year, he's been excited to play the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, but he started feeling sick last Friday. Throughout the parade route, Verizon will use 360-degree cameras and embed augmented-reality Easter eggs, including advertisements for Verizon products ahead of Black Friday promotions. "Good News, New York City: the winds are holding", he wrote, sharing a photograph that said, "The balloons will fly!"

Joanna Mammen and her family came from Bradford County in northern Pennsylvania to revisit the parade she attended every year - rain, shine or wind - as a girl growing up in the Bronx.

"Thanksgiving is no longer only appropriate in regards to the oldsters I like". They will be flying at lower levels.

Handlers kept the giant balloons near the ground, making them more manageable in the wind. "It is the people I love", he said. Forecasts are calling for wind gusts over 40 miles per hour, and the official call over whether to fly the balloons will come Thursday morning.

Lea actually made her first appearance at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2007 before she rocketed to stardom on Glee when that show debuted in 2009.

Willie Brown traveled from Dallas to glance the parade, in particular entertainers Ciara and Kelly Rowland. "You develop up seeing glimpses on TV, however it completely's something I knew I mandatory to trip".

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Confetti flies as the parade kicks off Thursday morning.

The giant balloons, including a 49-feet (15-m) tall Snoopy beagle decked out in astronaut gear to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, and numerous floats will parade down Manhattan's 6th Avenue during the iconic celebration that began in the 1920s.

The persona balloons can stagger as excessive as 55 toes (16 meters) off the ground and as low as 10 toes (3 meters).

Rules requiring them to be grounded in strong winds appeared after the Cat in the Hat balloon crashed into a lamppost near Central Park in 1997, seriously injuring a woman.

The NYPD Midtown North bureau also tweeted that, as of 7am ET, the winds were calm enough to send up the balloons. (Mark Lennihan/The Associated Press) Performance is a big part of the parade, which features everything from marching bands to pop stars.