Bullwinkle appeared in 23 parades, tying him for the longest lasting balloon in the Parade's history.

This list will feature long-running balloons, and how many years and parades the balloon has appeared in.


  • The balloon must have been in at least 11 parades or more.
  • The balloon also must be a single balloon design, as those with more than one balloon (such as Pikachu, Ronald McDonald, Snoopy, SpongeBob SquarePants, and Barney) don't technically count as long-running balloons. Balloons like these would belong into their own separate list, which can be read here.
  • Identical balloon re-creations, such as Pillsbury Doughboy, do not count, as they are technically separate balloons.
  • Deflations and removals count, as they still would have appeared in the parade.
  • Brief returns (like in 1991) also count.
  • Breaks also apply.
  • Novelty balloons (such as Harold the Fireman and the Red Candy Cane) aren't allowed either. Note that this only apples to novelties made after the 1985 split.


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