Excerpt from Orlando Sentinel
A beloved tradition for more than 25 years at the hotel on International Drive, the Peabody Duck March will strut for the last time in Orlando on Sept. 30.
Last month, Hyatt Hotels agreed to pay $717 million for the Peabody Orlando, which will be rebranded as the Hyatt Regency Orlando Convention Center when the sale closes on Oct. 1.
When the hotel changes owners, the Duck March - a spectacle where the ducks walk to and from the hotel's fountain at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. - will cease, according to Duck Master Donald Tompkins.
"The Duck March itself is a trademarked tradition," said Tompkins, who is quick to point out his first name is Donald. "It can only be performed at Peabody Hotels."
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