Dora the Explorer is the main character of her self-titled educational animated TV show on Nick Jr., the children's programming block of Nickelodeon. Dora is a 7-year-old girl of Indigenous Mexican heritage, who embarks on quests to various locales accompanied by her talking backpack and her anthropomorphized monkey companion Boots. In overcoming obstacles and solving puzzles, she often makes use of fourth-wall-breaking interactions with young viewers to seek their assistance. Dora's show aired from 2000 to 2015, with the most episodes aired of any show on Nick Jr.
History with the Macy's Parade
Dora the Explorer would first be represented in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The balloon featured the titular character, Dora the Explorer, taking form as a 55-foot tall balloon. Accompanying her along the Parade route, Map and Backpack also make Dora one of only a few multi-character balloons in the Parade's history. The balloon served as promotion for the many seasons of Dora the Explorer until 2009 when the balloon was retired.
This, however, did not put an end to Dora's association with the Parade. Two floats based on the Dora the Explorer series were introduced in the 2010's. A separate article for the float can be read here.
Listed below are the music tracks that played during the balloon's appearances on the NBC telecast.
- Dora the Explorer Season 3-6 theme song (Instrumental, 2005-2009)