Star Wars fans couldn't believe the wild Galaxy's Edge balloon at The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Basically, it was a AR experience that some people could see with their goggles. An alien and his little Porg were transported away by the Millennium Falcon as the crowd looked on in wonder. Al Roker seemed to be enjoying himself, especially when the iconic ship rocketed into the distance. Little Porgs were floating around and people at home seemed to be massively confused by the entire thing. The funniest thing about the entire segment might have been the fact that the balloons were CGI and there probably wasn't anything in the sky for the people on the ground to react to. Star Wars fans were eating good this morning as Grogu made an appearance too. The Mandalorian's biggest star floated through as part of a collaboration with Funko celebrating The Child. People on social media seemed to really get a kick out of that very real balloon too. All in all, a good showing for Dinsey and Lucasfilm on Thanksgiving Day.
"This remote outpost on the galaxy's edge was once a busy crossroads along the old sub-lightspeed trade routes, but its prominence was bypassed by the rise of hyperspace travel," Disney said of the planet Batuu on their site. "Now home to those who prefer to stay out of the mainstream, it has become a thriving port for smugglers, rogue traders, and adventurers traveling between the frontier and uncharted space. It's also a convenient safe haven for those intent on avoiding the expanding reach of the First Order. While Batuu may be new to us, it is clearly already familiar to many characters from the Star Wars saga as a stepping-off point for epic adventures."
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People are too creative!
I'm super excited for the @Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade next week on @nbc, especially the debut flight of the Funko Grogu-inspired balloon! #MacysParade #Funko #TheMandalorian @OriginalFunko @brianmariotti @starwars pic.twitter.com/N7tevBzL0Z— Caleb Michael (@PezSundae) November 16, 2021
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Well done!#StarWars— Billie (@BillieO2) November 25, 2021