Ronald McDonald Graces the Skies with a New Balloon at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
November 25, 2015 The company’s most famous redhead will fly high above the streets of New York in a brand new balloon that is 61 feet long, 29 feet wide and 67 feet tall. The new balloon will march through the sky showcasing Ronald McDonald’s dashing new threads and size 1,400 shoes, which measure 6 feet long!
Last year, Ronald debuted his new clothes, which were designed by esteemed theatrical designer Ann Hould-Ward.
Ronald McDonald joined McDonald's in 1963, with a TV appearance in Washington, D.C. Two years later, Ronald made his first national TV appearance in a commercial during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. He was named national spokesman for McDonald's in 1966. He remains the embodiment of McDonald's dedication to the happiness and well-being of people worldwide and also helps kids learn in a fun way about important subjects, such as fire safety, exercise, health and hygiene, anti-bullying, self-esteem and literacy. Ronald also keeps up with his duties as the face of his namesake, Ronald McDonald House Charities, just as he has since 1974.
Tune-in to NBC on Thanksgiving Day to see Ronald McDonald in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.