9. The Macy’s floats are stored in small boxes while being transported
The floats need to be transported from the Macy’s Parade Studio in New Jersey to Manhattan through the Lincoln Tunnel. All floats must be designed to dismantle, fold and fit through a toll booth. Thus, although the average float size is 2.5 to 3 stories tall, it must fit in an approximately 12.5 ft by 8.5 ft box.