EAST RUTHERFORD - Some new balloons that will be used in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade took a test flight in New Jersey over the weekend.

Many of the giant balloons were inflated at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford on Saturday.

Volunteers were on hand to handle the enormous balloon characters. This year's new balloons include "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" and "Kung Fu Panda."