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

Snoopy has appeared 38 times across eight balloons, as pictured above.

Rules

  • The character must have participated in at least 15 parades within all designs.
  • Deflations and removals count, as they still would have appeared in the Parade.
  • Unless they have more than one variant, singular character balloons that have made 15 or more appearances (ex. Woody Woodpecker, Linus the Lionhearted, and Underdog) aren't allowed.
  • Brief returns (like in 1991) also count.
  • Breaks also apply.
  • Generic balloons (such as Harold the Fireman and the Red Candy Cane) aren't allowed.

List

1. Snoopy - 39 Parades

  • Aviator Snoopy (1968, 1978-1982, 1985) - 7 Parades
  • Astronaut Snoopy (1969-1977) - 9 Parades
  • Ice Skating Snoopy (1987) - 1 Parade
  • Winter Snoopy and Woodstock (1988-1995) - 8 Parades
  • Millennium Snoopy (1999-2001) - 3 Parades
  • Snoopy as the Flying Ace (2006-2011) - 6 Parades
  • Snoopy and Woodstock (2013-2015) - 3 Parades
  • Astronaut Snoopy (2019-Present) - 2 Parades so far

2. Rocky and Bullwinkle - 26 Parades

  • Bullwinkle (1961-1983) - 23 Parades
  • Rocky and Bullwinkle (1996, 1999-2000) - 3 Parades

3. Ronald McDonald - 27 Parades

  • Upside Down (1987-1990, 1993-1994) - 6 Parades
  • Traditional (2000-2008) - 9 Parades
  • Ice Skating (2009-2014) - 6 Parades
  • Circus (2015-Present) - 6 Parades so far

4. Kermit the Frog - 22 Parades

  • Original (1977-1987, 1990-1991) - 13 Parades
  • Redesign (2002-2004, 2007-2012) - 9 Parades

5. Pikachu - 20 Parades

  • Original (2001-2005) - 5 Parades
  • with Pokeball (2006-2013) - 8 Parades
  • Winter (2014-Present) - 7 Parades so far

6. Sinclair's Dino - 20 Parades

  • Original (1963-1976) - 14 Parades
  • Redesign (2015-Present) - 6 Parades so far

7. Mickey Mouse - 20 Parades

  • Original (1934-1935) - 2 Parades
  • Redesign (1971-1983) - 13 Parades
  • Bandleader (2000) - 1 Parade
  • Sailor (2009-2012) - 4 Parades

8. Smokey Bear - 19 Parades

  • Original (1966-1981, 1993) - 17 Parades
  • Redesign (2019-Present) - 2 Parades so far

9. Big Bird - 19 Parades

  • Original (1988-2000) - 13 Parades
  • Redesign (2001-2006) - 6 Parades

10. Spider-Man - 18 Parades

  • Original (1987-1998) - 12 Parades
  • Redesign (2009-2014) - 6 Parades

11. Garfield - 18 Parades

  • Original (1984-1989, 1992-1999) - 14 Parades
  • with Pooky (2003-2006) - 4 Parades

12. SpongeBob SquarePants - 16 Parades

  • Original (2004-2006, 2008-2012) - 8 Parades
  • Santa Hat (2013-2018) - 6 Parades
  • with Gary the Snail (2019-present) - 2 Parades so far
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