November 27, 2008 – The Buzz Lightyear Balloon Makes Its Debut at the 82nd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
“To infinity…and beyond!”
On November 27, 2008, a giant balloon of Toy Story’s Buzz Lightyear made its debut at the 82nd annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. It was reported that John Lasseter, wearing a Buzz Lightyear outfit, was holding one of the strings of the balloon at the debut. The balloon is highly detailed, including Andy’s signature on Buzz’s foot. The balloon has since appeared in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.