NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — Six new balloons set to float down the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade route took a test run on Saturday.

Crowds gathered at CitiField to watch Paddington Bear, the red Power Ranger, and Thomas the Tank Engine, among others.

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“Oh it’s exciting. It’s very exciting. My granddaughter Collette is here to see Thomas go up in the air,” one spectator said.

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The Thomas the Tank Balloon is the heaviest to ever participate in the parade, weighing in at over 1,000-lbs.

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