SHOCKING: Video Surfaces of Universal’s ‘Minions’ Balloon Floating Away at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

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During yesterday’s highly anticipated Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, a captivating and unforgettable event that brings joy and merriment to millions of spectators, an unexpected incident allegedly took place that had everyone talking. A remarkable video surfaced, capturing the astonishing moment when the iconic Minions balloon, featuring one of the lovable characters from the widely adored animated film Despicable Me, allegedly took flight and soared through the skies of New York City. This balloon, a crowd favorite year after year, apparently found itself in an extraordinary adventure that took center stage among all the splendid parade festivities.

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‘Minion’ Above NYC?!

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has established itself as a cherished American tradition, enchanting generations and providing a sense of wonder and excitement for people of all ages. It is a grand celebration of gratitude and community spirit, symbolizing the start of the holiday season with its vibrant floats, dazzling performances, and, of course, the magnificent array of colossal character balloons that grace the parade route.

Among the dazzling array of balloons that make their way down the iconic parade route along Central Park West, Sixth Avenue, and Herald Square, the Minions balloon stands out as an endearing and beloved presence. The Minions, known for their playful antics and infectious laughter, have become pop culture icons, capturing the hearts of millions around the world. Year after year, eager fans and balloon enthusiasts eagerly await the delightful sight of these mischievous yellow creatures taking to the skies, bringing smiles and laughter to all who witness their whimsical flight.

Related: Controversial ‘Bluey’ Balloon to Appear in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, But Fans Fear a Repeat of Last Year’s Debacle

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Credit: Universal

However, this year’s parade took an unexpected turn when the Minions balloon allegedly embarked on an impromptu journey of its own. A video posted to TikTok shows the moment when the Minions balloon, towering above the gathered crowd, suddenly broke free from its restraints. With an exhilarating sense of freedom, it gracefully soared higher and higher, captivating the attention of onlookers and causing a momentary hush to fall over the bustling streets of New York City.

Speculation Arises Over Viral Video

The sight of the Minions balloon floating above the iconic cityscape was nothing short of awe-inspiring. Against a backdrop of towering skyscrapers and amidst the cheers and gasps of spectators, the balloon’s flight in the viral video looked quite shocking.

As news of the Minions balloon’s escapade spread, social media was ablaze with curiosity and speculation. After all, no mention of this incident taking place was shared on the news. The truth is that while this video looks incredibly real, it is actually fake.


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This whole online debacle should remind us not to believe everything we see online. The internet can be an incredibly misleading place at times, and it is easy to get deceived.

If you want to see the real minions, the best place to do that is by visiting Universal Studios Orlando Resort or Universal Studios Hollywood Resort! At these two resorts, you can meet the adorable minions from Despicable Me in real life.

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.