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Sometimes it’s necessary to take a break from reality and have a little fun. Maybe your break comes from a great workout session and a rush of endorphins, a getaway to a fictional place thanks to a fabulous book, taking time out of your day for a massage in the name of self-care, a conversation with a loved one, or exploration of a different time and place thanks to a new app.
I admit that I haven’t always been a fan of having games and apps on my phone in the name of mindless entertainment but these days my carefully curated handful are exactly what I need to provide a welcome distraction during a busy day or long flight. Sometimes I might be obsessing about forming squares with dots all in the name of advancing to the next level of Two Dots or can be found combining science with chicken farming when playing Eggs, Inc. but other times I’m dreaming of going to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
When I was little, I’d wake up on Thanksgiving morning to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® all the way across the country, hoping to see my favorite characters as parade balloons.
This year the 90th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® will captivate more than 3.5 million spectators lining the streets of Manhattan and if you’re among the 50 million-plus viewers who will be watching the parade on television, you can also use the Macy’s Time Traveler App to interact with the parade in the comfort of your own home.
The recently launched free Time Traveler App (for iOS and Android) allows fans of the Thanksgiving Day Parade to travel back in time to 30s, 60s, or 80s to get a virtual look at the parade in previous decades.
The 360 degree 3D virtual reality environment puts you right in the middle of Herald Square for a fun look at what the buildings of Herald Square looked like and to see the popular parade balloons from each decade as an interactive way to learn about the history of the Macy’s Parade. Fashionistas curious about how people dressed in the past will also love that fellow spectators are wearing the styles popular at the time.
The app also allows you to find and capture virtual balloons in your local Macy’s store to create a customized parade of your own. This feature works much like the popular Pokémon Go where geolocation is used to alert you to how many balloons are located in your nearest store.
With holiday themed emojis and favorite character floats, Parade Stickers is a way to continue your already festive conversations.
For more information or to download the free Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade apps, visit the links below:
This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Macy’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.