Dolly's Hot Air Balloon is a novelty balloon exclusive to Universal's Holiday Parade Featuring Macy's.
History with the Macy's Parade
Dolly and her hot air balloon made their first appearance in the 2017 run of Universal's Holiday Parade Featuring Macy's. The balloon depicts the namesake character riding beneath a hot air balloon on a swing. The hot-air balloon itself is based on the design of a traditional Chinese lantern.
Dolly's Hot Air Balloon is one of four balloons in the Christmas unit of the Holiday Parade, alongside The Nutcracker and two Gold Macy's Starflakes. Also featured in the Christmas unit are three floats, alongside an array of Christmas-inspired dancers and smaller toy floats.
- As of 2019, Dolly's Hot Air Balloon is the only original Macy's balloon from the Holiday Parade to not appear in the main Parade.