A new Mickey Mouse helium balloon will make its debut at the 2009 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.
This will be the 83rd annual rendition of this beloved holiday event that millions of people watch each year either in person or on television.
Mickey Mouse has a long standing tradition in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade dating back to his first appearance as a balloon in 1934.
A second version flew from 1968-82.
The 3rd Mickey Mouse Balloon to appear at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was "Bandleader Mickey", debuting in 2000.
"Sailor Mickey" is now the 4th version of Mickey Mouse to participate in the parade.
Enjoy the "new" Mickey while you are watching this year's parade. Happy Thanksgiving!