Macy's Parade 1983 Poster

Poster for the 1983 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Character Balloons (Bold for new Balloons)

  • Bullwinkle (Retired) - 22nd and last Time
  • Underdog - 18th Time
  • Olive Oyl - 2nd Time
  • Kermit the Frog - 6th Time (To Promote The Muppets Take Manhattan)
  • Woody Woodpecker - 2nd Time
  • Superman - 4th Time
  • Linus the Lionhearted (Retired) - 19th and last Time
  • Yogi Bear (Last Balloon) - First Time


  • Bryant Gumbel
  • Sarah Purcell

Broadway Musicals

  • Cats
  • My One and Only
  • Taking My Turn
  • The Tap Dance Kid

Floats (Bold for new floats)

  • Tom Turkey
  • Showboat
  • Rocking Turtle
  • Stepson in America (Retired)
  • Rocking Lion
  • America's Comic Stars
  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • Car
  • Rocking Snail
  • Rocking Horse
  • Fraggle Rock (To Promote Fraggle Rock)
  • The Shirt Tales
  • Rocking Lobster
  • Doodlebug
  • The Great America Dog
  • New York Daily News Big Apple
  • Bell Tower
  • Pirate Ship
  • Rocking Kangaroo
  • The Magic Carousel (Retired)
  • Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park (Retired)
  • Circus Wagon
  • Santa's Sleigh


  • Eddie Albert
  • Lynn Anderson
  • Nick Ashford
  • Hinton Battle
  • Jon 'Bowzer' Bauman
  • Fraggle Rock: Gobo Fraggle, Mokey Fraggle, Red Fraggle, Wembley Fraggle, Boober Fraggle, Uncle Traveling Matt, and Fraggles (To Promote Fraggle Rock)
  • Peter Billingsley
  • Betty Buckley
  • The Cast of Hanna-Barbera: Yogi Bear, Boo-Boo Bear, Snagglepuss, Huckleberry Hound, The Smurfs, Captain Caveman, Scooby-Doo, and All-Star (From the Upcoming Hanna-Barbera Series: The Snorks)
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks
  • Mary Jo Catlett
  • Teri Copley
  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • John Hillner
  • The Flintstones: Fred Flintstone, Wilma Flintstone, Barney Rubble and Betty Rubble
  • The Shirt Tales: Tyg Tiger, Pammy Panda, Digger Mole, Rick Raccoon, Bogey Orangutan and Kip Kangaroo
  • Leonard Frey
  • Cissy Houston
  • Joey Lawrence
  • Matt McCoy
  • Lara Jill Miller
  • Marni Nixon
  • Ken Page
  • Charley Pride
  • The Radio City Rockettes
  • Lou Rawls
  • Alfonso Ribeiro
  • Glenn Scarpelli
  • Valerie Simpson
  • Williard Scott
  • Tommy Tune
  • Various Characters From United Media Comic Strips: Garfield, Odie, Marmaduke, Snoopy, and Woodstock
  • Twiggy
  • Margaret Whiting
  • Vanessa Williams
  • Hattie Winston
  • Samural E. Wright

Marching Bands

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