Pardoned Turkeys No Longer Welcome in DisneylandDisneyland: The presidentially pardoned turkeys will no longer be living in Disneyland as they have been for the past 5 years.
From Victoria JurkowskiDisneyland will no longer be home to the presidentially pardoned turkey, though the turkeys have been grand marshal in the Thanksgiving parade and residing in Disneyland since 2005 (except 2007, when the bird went to Disneyworld to grand marshal the parade before moving to California to live). Disney officials have stated that the turkeys do not fit in with the new promotional theme based on memories. But in my opinion, they didn't fit in with the 50th anniversary or Year of a Million Dreams promo either, which were going on the past 5 years while the turkeys stayed in Disneyland. Is it possible that the turkeys were an attempt to pull in more people, and that just didn't work? Though honestly, who would travel to Disneyland to see a turkey that had escaped their Thanksgiving table? Why do you think that the turkeys were ever a part of Disneyland and why did they decide to stop hosting them?
Posted November 22, 2010 at 3:09 PM
For those concerned about the turkeys' health, they will be residing at George Washington's home in Mount Vernon.
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From Robert NilesSeveral of the older turkeys are still there, I believe. I wonder at what point Disney runs out of space for pardoned turkeys.
Posted November 22, 2010 at 9:42 PM
I agree, the schtick isn't drawing much attention any longer. This year's turkey is going to Mt. Vernon. Better to spread the birds around a bit and have one come to Disneyland once a decade or so.
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