Sinclair Oil’s DINO and Michael Self Head to NYC for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

New York, NY – For the fourth year running, DINO (DIE-no), the lovable green Apatosaurus known as the Sinclair Oil Corporation icon since 1932, will take part in the 93rd Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® in New York City taking place on Thursday, Nov. 28. 


More than 3.5 million people in New York City and more than 50 million television viewers will watch the legendary Sinclair DINO balloon soar over the streets of New York City during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®. 


Joining Dino on his journey to New York is ARCA Menards Series’ driver and fan favorite Michael Self, pilot of Venturini Motorsports’ No.25 Sinclair Oil Toyota. On Wednesday (Today) prior to the event, Self will take over Sinclair Oil’s social media channels and provide exclusive behind the scenes parade preparation as DINO gets ready to take on the Big Apple on Thanksgiving Day in front of a national audience. 


DINO is the only life-size balloon in the parade. Other DINO balloon fun facts include:


Measuring 72 feet long, 24 feet wide and 36 feet tall, the balloon is the actual size of an Apatosaurus.


To give DINO his unique color, 50 gallons of green paint were used.


Sinclair Oil’s DINO first appeared in the 1963 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® and remained a fan favorite every year until 1976.


In 1975, the Sinclair dinosaur balloon was so popular he became an honorary member of the Museum of Natural History.


In 2018, Sinclair introduced a trio of brand-new Baby DINOs who will accompany DINO again this year. These eggs represent growth for Sinclair Oil now and in the future.


The 93rd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® airs nationwide Thursday, Nov. 28 on NBC from 9 a.m. to noon in all time zones. The Sinclair Oil sweepstakes is not endorsed by, run or affiliated with Macy’s Corporate Services, Inc. or Macy’s Branded Entertainment.


About Sinclair Oil Corporation


Sinclair is a privately held Wyoming company with executive offices in Salt Lake City, Utah. Sinclair owns and operates two refineries in Wyoming along with a network of both crude oil and finished-product pipelines and terminals in the Rocky Mountain and midcontinent regions. The company markets fuel in 29 states, supplying high-quality fuel to more than 1,400 branded stations, featuring DINOCARE® TOP TIER? gasoline. Sinclair Oil and Gas Company manages its exploration and production portfolios by participating in major oil and gas development projects in the U.S. Other affiliates include The Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, the Little America hotel chain, The Westgate Hotel in San Diego, Sun Valley Resort in Idaho, and Snowbasin Resort in Utah. For more information, visit www.SinclairOil.com and follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.