The Flying Trapeze is a vintage Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon.

History with the Macy's Parade

Recycled and using the same balloon pattern from the Observer balloon that debuted in November 1956, The Trapeze made its Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade debut in 1962. The design of the balloon shows a circus performer on a high trapeze. The balloon was retired after only its one appearance in 1962, and was disposed of sometime later.


Gallery: The Flying Trapeze

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