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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade receiving some changes

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. --The 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and Macy's Balloonfest will go through some changes this year.

There will be new floats and a route change.

For the first time in its history the parade will make its way down Sixth Avenue.

Parade organizers say that this year's route is wider and will allow more people to view the parade.

"So first and foremost we wanted to make sure everybody was safe, healthy, and able to participate in the parade," said Amy Kule, Executive Producer of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. "And those that are watching have a sense and a need for rejuvenation and the ability to look forward. And that's really what the parade is about."

If you are wondering what it takes to manage those giant balloons, up to 70 volunteers can be required to steer one balloon.

Volunteers must be physically fit to meet the challenge of walking the entire route.

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