The Santaland Express is a classic float from the Macy's Parade.

The train float first appeared in 1985, with the name "Monopoly Train", and was furnished by Hasbro. The float was a state-of-the-art creation by Macy's Parade Studio, as it included a working smokestack, working gears, and a coal car.

Although the Monopoly branding was stripped of the float in 1985, it continued to appear in the Parade until 2003 under the name "Santaland Express", also being called "Golden Eagle Express" from time to time. This float appeared until 2008 but was brought back in 2011 to help celebrate the Parade's 85th Anniversary. It made later appearances in 2013 and 2015 when it was retired once again.

Additionally, in 2010, when the new Macy's Parade Studio was in the development stages, this float appeared during the groundbreaking ceremony, where the first hole was dug to start construction on the studio.

Incidents

  • In 2013, the float broke down at 55th Street due to unknown reasons, but managed to re-join the route near the end of the Parade.
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