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In 1993, due to Sonic's popularity, he got an appearance in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade . The only other video game character to ever be in the parade was Pikachu 8 years later. Green Hill Zone's theme was in the background.
Sonic's balloon reappeared in the 2011 Parade for Sonic's 20th Anniversary . A 350 lb. balloon, Sonic appeared at a mid-way point of the parade, with the 2nd float (behind star-shaped balloons with the words "Macy's") in the parade. Splash Hill Zone Act 1's from Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I theme was in the background. 
- The 2011 Sonic measures approximately 48-feet tall, 60-feet long, and 26-feet wide, totaling to 134 feet in all.