Local students get first glimpse at new fleet of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats

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MOONACHIE, N.J. (PIX11) -- From pirates to Power Rangers, the whole gang was on hand Tuesday as Macy’s rolled out the floats at their official Parade Studio in Moonachie, N.J.

The retail giant revealed five new additions that will make their debut at the 88th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Getting a front row seat to it all were students from a number of elementary schools in the area.

Among the new floats was Cracker Jack Popcorn’s At The Ball Game float -- a real crowd pleaser.

Another was the fully decked-out Goldieblox’s The Girl-Powered Spinning Machine which will actually be powered by children as it makes its way down the parade route.

“The ultimate litmus test for us is the 500 kids that are streaming through this parade studio and they’re getting to see what we’ve been working on all year,” said Amy Kule, Executive Producer of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade broadcast.

The parade itself attracts more than 3.5 million spectators annually while more than 50 million viewers nationwide are expected to tune in.