Anyone who’s a serious fan of Sonic or Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade probably knows the 1993 event in which a Sonic the Hedgehog Swimmer was caught in a strong windHe hit a lamp post and injured two people. The thing is, although we knew this happened, we didn’t have a surviving video of the incident.
This story was originally published in 2019.
Everyone has been reporting the crash for over two decades would either show photos of the deflated sonic float lying on the floor or take recordings of it during the test. If you really wanted to see Sonic hit a hook and come down, the footage was mysteriously missing from the internet.
No longer! Earlier this week, ABC7NY released some archive footage of the 1997 Macy’s Parade in which a cat-in-the-hat swimmer injured four spectators. And as part of the
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While no one was Serious injured, both a child and an off duty officer were “slightly injured”. Sonic, meanwhile, has been patched and returned as a lead float in 1994.
The story of the Gaming Balloons in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
The annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (often abbreviated as Macy’s Day Parade) has been a US tradition since 1924. For many families, the event is just as much a part of Thanksgiving Day as the festival itself, with parents and children gathering on the streets of New York City or watching TV on Thanksgiving morning in pajamas.