As you may recall, it is all about the ducks at The Peabody. The duck theme is ubiquitous. After a speech about the history and tradition, at 11 am daily the Duck Master and an honorary Duck Master Assistant for the day (sometimes a visiting celebrity) take the elevator to the roof of the hotel to escort the ducks from above. There is one male and four females, all young ducks from a nearby farm. When they reach a certain age the farmer takes them away, supposedly to be set free, and new young ones come in.
When the ducks come out of the elevator there is a red carpet and a crowd waiting for their arrival, which is accompanied by the King Cotton March by John Philip Souza.
At 5 o’clock in the afternoon, the ducks are returned to the roof.
Sorry about all the build-up. Major bummer. WordPress won’t let me upload the really cute movie of the ducks coming across the roof to get home! Sorry! If I can find another way to share it, I will let you know!!!