The Big Red Shoe Car is a specialty unit from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade that first appeared in 2000, and accompanies the Ronald McDonald balloon on the route every Thanksgiving morning. From 2000 until 2005, his McDonald Land friends, consisting of Grimace, the Hamburgular and Birdie the Early Bird, joined him in the car as he traveled down the Parade route as Ronald stood up and did tricks, such as juggling bowling pins. However, after the McDonald Land era was phased out shortly after, Ronald was accompanied by the McKids, who still appear with him to this day.

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