A holiday tradition, the 92nd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will be held the morning of Thanksgiving, Nov. 22. Known for its larger-than-life parade float ideas, the world-famous procession kicks off at 9 a.m. sharp in New York City. Creating a truly fantastic parade float is never cheap or easy, but you won't believe the preparations that go into this annual event. Find out how much each float costs and other expenses associated with this spectacular Thanksgiving Day tradition Total costs for the Macy's parade average between $11.6 million and $13.4 million Annual costs for parade float supplies, float decorations, property taxes and staff salaries total $2.7 million to $4.5 million. The sheer magnitude of the Macy's parade is overwhelming, and so are the assets associated with the event. Macy's also has its own studio space and a massive supply of costumes to prepare for the parade. Those assets are worth $8.9 million. Combine the parade's total annual … [Read more...] about How much does a float in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade cost?
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Neal Rubin The Detroit News Published 3:33 PM EST Nov 14, 2018 Detroit — The Parade Co. rolled out the first Children's Hospital of Michigan float in decades Wednesday morning, and the hospital's CEO liked it so much she's already thinking bigger. Much bigger. "All Children Deserve the Best," as it's called, is 40 feet long and was towed into the hospital's circle drive by a burly black Ford F-250. Luanne Thomas Ewald's first response was, "It's awesome" — and her second was that she wants to come back next year with something three times the size. It will replace the 25-foot-long wood-sided wagon that has represented the hospital for years in America's Thanksgiving Parade presented by Art Van. "I am rarely speechless," conceded Ewald, but she said the first black-and-white sketch of the float from the Parade Co. left her in that condition for five minutes. She pronounced the finished product "better than I imagined." The hospital's three-year sponsorship commitment … [Read more...] about Children’s Hospital float for Thanksgiving parade makes its debut
WINDSOR, Colo. -- Colorado police say an 8-year-old boy has died after being struck by a float during a Labor Day parade. The incident happened during the Windsor Harvest Festival parade about 20 miles southeast of Fort Collins. Authorities and witnesses say the boy was a participant on a church-sponsored float and the incident occurred near the end of the parade route. The boy's name was not immediately released. Todd Vess of Windsor Severance Fire Rescue says it wasn't immediately clear whether he fell from the float or was walking beside the float when he was struck. The parade was canceled as emergency personnel treated the child. CBS Denver reports the boy later died at the UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland. Witnesses said they heard a commotion, and quickly realized what happened. "Something bad had happened," Jim Adams told CBS Denver. "It was a pickup pulling a trailer, with a sign on it. The paramedics came running over." Adams added: "It is brutal. It is like … [Read more...] about 8-year-old boy killed by float in Labor Day parade in Colorado
PUBLISHED: 08:56 02 August 2018 Karen Bethell Newlyweds Kayleigh and Tom Codling, who held a wedding reception on the back of a carnival float Photo: KAREN BETHELL Archant Romance was in the air at Sheringham carnival parade, when a couple celebrating tying the knot held a wedding reception on the back of a float. Bridesmaid Ellen Hufford toasts newlyweds Kayleigh and Tom Codling, who held a wedding reception on the back of a carnival float Photo: KAREN BETHELLTim and Kayleigh Codling, who met as students at Sheringham High School, got married at Southrepps Church at the weekend. And because the couple have both been involved in the carnival for many years, they decided to enter a wedding-themed float into the parade, complete with bridesmaids, flower girls, best man and giant-sized, three-tiered cake.Sheringham Primary School's Steampunk-themed float. Photo: KAREN BETHELLMr Codling, who, earlier in the week, won the adults’ race trophy in the … [Read more...] about Wedding couple hold a reception on the back of a float in Sheringham Carnival parade
A dragon float in Disney's Festival of Fantasy Parade caught fire Friday afternoon, filling the air with thick black smoke, CBS Orlando affiliate WKMG reports. "I think we have a problem, the dragon's literally on fire," a guest says in one video. The Steampunk-style dragon -- a representation of Maleficent from "Sleeping Beauty" -- continued to lift its head up and down while engulfed in orange flames in the Magic Kingdom. A Disney employee extinguished the flames. Walt Disney World officials told WKMG no employees or guests were injured during the incident, which was quickly addressed. Disney officials said operations remained normal throughout the rest of the park, and the cause of the fire is under investigation. … [Read more...] about Dragon float in Disney parade catches fire