Each morning at 11 am five North American mallard ducks, four hens and one drake, known as The Peabody Ducks, descend from their $100,000 penthouse Royal Duck Palace in a special elevator. The ducks are accompanied by their crimson-and-gold- braid-jacketed Duck Master. Once they reach the red carpet in the lobby, the ducks begin The March of The Peabody Orlando Ducks to the strident tones of John Philip Sousa's King Cotton March.
The ducks march through the hotel hallways all the way to the Atrium Lobby fountain and splash in the waters. Onlookers gather every day to applaud the march. The ducks spend the day in the fountain, until 5 pm when the procession is reversed and the ducks march back for their royal palace.
Especially popular with family vacationers, the march of the ducks has been a tradition since 1930s a the Peabody hotels. You can see them at The Peabody Memphis, The Peabody Little Rock and at The Peabody Orlando.
The Peabody Orlando is located in the heart of Orlando's world-renowned attractions, performing and visual arts district. The hotel offers stylish rooms, many with city views.
On your weekend trip to Florida, explore the city and sample delicious food at the hotel restaurants. You can visit the nearby Universal Orlando Resort and Walt Disney World and check of the new Fantasyland.
The Peabody Club at The Peabody Orlando occupies the top three floors of the hotel, offering additional amenities and privacy.