The balloon before getting its feathers shredded

Gorgeous Gobbler was a novelty balloon that was a recreation of a Turkey balloon that appeared in the Macy's Parade in the 1950's. It only appeared in the 2003 parade. replacing Tom Turkey as he took a "Thanksgiving Off".


The balloon after hitting a tree.


  • The balloon ended up getting its back feathers shredded by tree along the parade route, which was a possible reason why it never appeared again.