For the first time in more than 80-years, participants in the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City will be forced to follow a new route thanks to partial road closures. A path that was once a straight shot down Broadway, will now include turns around five corners as performers traverse the city streets.

Associated Press journalist Deepti Hajela takes a look at the technical side of what the route change will mean to the people who make the parade happen, from those who operate the expansive floats, to the handlers of the gigantic helium-filled balloons, to the hundreds of marching band musicians who will strut their stuff down some of the Big Apple's most famous streets. Jersey Surf executive director Bob Jacobs is interviewed in the piece giving his expertise on what it'll take for those marchers to keep the beat on the revised route.

Read the AP article.