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Final duck parade today at Orlando’s Peabody Hotel


Published:   |   Updated: September 30, 2013 at 11:54 AM

The Peabody Hotel ducks are about to make their last march in Orlando.

The final march is scheduled for 5 p.m. today at the hotel, which has been sold and will soon reopen as a Hyatt Regency.

The duck march has been daily tradition since the Peabody opened on Nov. 1, 1986.

Every afternoon, guests gather to watch the ducks walk from the elevator to the fountain.

Duck master Donald Tompkins told WESH-TV taking care of the ducks has been a “unique and different” experience.

The ducks will be moving to a farm, where they’ll live out their lives.

The hotel is adjacent to the Orange County Convention Center on International Drive.

The march of the ducks will continue at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tenn.

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