Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2001 (Full Parade is on YouTube)

Character Balloons (Bold for New Balloons)

Novelty Balloons

  • Toy Soldier - First Time (Recreation of Toy Soldier from the 1950s)
  • Macy's 75th Parade Stars - First and only Time
  • Flying Fish - 6th Time
  • Ice Cream Cone
  • ABC Balls
  • Happy Hippo (Recreation of Hippo from the 1940s)
  • Harold The Fireman
  • Cloe The Holiday Clown
  • Macy's White Stars (Bold Red Macy's Text)
  • Charlie the Elf

Falloons (Bold for new Falloons)

  • M&M's Red and Yellow - 4th Time
  • New Green Dog with a ball and a doghouse - 2nd Time
  • Percy the Penguin - First Time
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (To Promote Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys, Retired) - 4th and last Time


  • Matt Lauer
  • Katie Couric
  • Al Roker

Broadway Musicals

  • Mamma Mia!
  • 42nd Street
  • Thou Shalt Not
  • Contact

Floats (Bold for new floats)

  • Statue of Liberty (To remember the people who passed away during the 9/11 attacks)
  • Tom Turkey - 31st Time
  • Three Little Pigs Float
  • Pokemobile - 1st Time
  • Blue Haul's Paradise
  • Jolly Polly Pirate Ship
  • Rocking Lobster
  • Rocking Horse
  • Reddi Whip (Retired)
  • Rocking Lion
  • Ronald McDonald's Big Red Shoe Car
  • Native Spirit
  • The U.S. Mint’s Fifty State Stagecoach (Retired)
  • Westwood Ho
  • Sesame Street Pop-Up Book (Retired)
  • Maytag Mother Earth
  • Alice in Wonderland (Comeback Float/Returns Since 1999, Retired)
  • Animal Planet
  • Kitty Car (Retired)
  • New York Daily News Big Apple -21st Time
  • 75th Parade All-Stars (1st and only time)
  • World Wrestling Federation - Get Real!
  • Bob the Builder
  • HESS Road to the Future
  • Hallmark Dinotopia
  • Blue's Clues (To Promote Blue's Clues Live)
  • Cornucopia
  • Macy's Santaland Express (With the Percy the Penguin Falloon)
  • Taxi Car (with The Wiggles)
  • Barney's Night Before Christmas (Retired)
  • Santa's Sleigh with 75th Parade Banner


  • Shedrack Anderson III
  • Erik-Michael Estrada
  • Dan Miller
  • M&M's: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green and Blue
  • Tim Curry - A Christmas Carol
  • Ashley Parker Angel
  • Charlotte Church
  • The Cast of Alice in Wonderland
  • Kenny G
  • Jill Hennessy
  • Rudy Giuliani
  • Betty Buckley
  • Blue's Clues: Steve Burns as Steve, Sidetable Drawer, Slippery Soap, Tickety Tock, Shovel, Pail, Mailbox, Perwinkle, Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper, and Paprika
  • Tony Bennett
  • Jason Cook
  • Paul Levesque as Triple H
  • Joey McIntyre
  • Denise Quinones
  • Charles Nelson Reilly
  • The New York Police Department (Special Tribute to September 11th)
  • Officer Daniel Rodriguez
  • The Wiggles: Greg, Anthony, Jeff, and Murray
  • Brian Skala
  • Billy Ray Cyrus
  • Valerie Harper
  • Vince McMahon
  • Barney and Friends: Barney, BJ and Baby Bop
  • Boyz II Men
  • The Cast of Sesame Street: Big Bird's Nest: Big Bird, Elmo and Zoe, Windows: (Top: Ernie, Bert, Baby Bear, Telly Monster, Humphrey, Ingrid, Baby Natasha, Count Von Count, Herry Monster), (Bottom: Lulu, Cookie Monster, Grover, Rosita), Oscar's Trash Can: Oscar the Grouch, On the Floor: Barkley, Alice Snuffleupagus, Gordon, Bob, Maria, Gina, Alan, and the Kids
  • 75th Parade Superstars Characters: Felix the Cat, Popeye, Snoopy, Underdog, Rocky and Bullwinkle, Smokey Bear, Kermit the Frog, Raggedy Ann, Garfield, Olive Oyl, Betty Boop, Bugs Bunny, Nestle's Quik Bunny, Dexter from Dexter's Laboratory, Sonic the Hedgehog, Tommy Pickles and Chuckie Finster from Rugrats, Peter Rabbit, Cheesasaurus Rex, Pikachu, Jimmy Neutron, Curious George, Cassie, Mr. Peanut, and Jeeves
  • Jeff Corwin
  • Kirsten Storms
  • Florence Henderson
  • Billy Gilman
  • The Cast of Scrubs (To Promote Scrubs)
  • Jacob Underwood
  • McDonald's: Ronald McDonald
  • Usher Raymond
  • The Radio City Rockettes
  • Trevor Penick

Performer Groups

  • America Sings

Marching Bands

Pickerington Central High School Marching Band Bainbridge High School Marching Band Pearl City High School Marching Band Montana State University "Spirit of the West" Marching Band Willowridge High School Marching Band Grenada High School Marching Band NYPD Marching Band U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Regimental Band Hoover High School Marching Band Brentwood High School Marching Band James Madison University Marching Royal Dukes Southwest Missouri State University Marching Band Southern Regional High School Marching Band

After 9/11

The 2001 Parade was originally going to be cancelled after terrorists fried two planes from ISIS & crashed into The World Trade Center (The Twin Towers) but officials said that the show still must go on.

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