Turkey Day Tradition

Turkey Day Tradition

It’s a tradition we all know. These are the numbers behind Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade:

4 new balloons this year
$190,000 reported cost of a new balloon
72,000 square feet in Macy’s Moonachie, N.J., Parade Studio,
where all balloons and floats are built
$285,000 average cost of 30-second NBC spot during parade
$1,029 cost per night of high-floor, parade-view room at
New York Hilton Midtown
400,000 cubic feet of helium to keep all balloons afloat
$160 estimated retail cost per thousand cubic feet of helium
3,000,000 attendees last year
50,000,000 TV viewers
650 pounds of rubber produced for the war effort in 1942
when the parade was canceled and all balloons were
melted for scrap
$395,000,000 sought by Kathleen Caronna in 1997 lawsuit after the Cat
in the Hat balloon knocked a lamppost on her head,
landing her in a month-long coma
515 pounds of two M&M balloons that careened through
Times Square in 2005
Supply of M&Ms two sisters reportedly received
after suffering minor injuries in the incident

 

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