SeaWorld will celebrate 50 years with a float in one of my favorite holiday events: The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, airing this Thursday, Nov. 28, on NBC at 9 a.m.
“The magicians of Macy’s Parade Studio have outdone themselves yet again with the awe-inspiring and entertaining design of the new SeaWorld float,” said Amy Kule, executive producer of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. “With its diverse and majestic depictions of sea creatures transformed into larger-than-life form, the ‘A Sea of Surprises’ float is sure to inspire millions of children and adults to learn more about, appreciate and enjoy all forms of aquatic life.”
“We are thrilled to debut our SeaWorld ‘A Sea of Surprises’ float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as a tribute to SeaWorld’s 50th celebration,” said Jim Atchison, President and CEO of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. “Next year the parks will commemorate this milestone with a year-long celebration at the three SeaWorld parks in San Diego, Orlando and San Antonio. We hope this festive float represents the fun, inspiration and surprises that guests will find during a visit to SeaWorld.”
To see what the float looks like completed, check out Kara Yorio‘s behind-the-scenes photo at Macy’s Parade Studio. You can also check out the “Baby Shamu” balloon featured in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1986 here.
Since I’ll actually be AT SeaWorld on Thanksgiving with my family, I’ll be setting my DVR to view the parade as soon as we’re home! It’ll be fun seeing the penguins splash their way down the streets of Manhattan.