re: Donald Duck 50th Birthday Parade float with ducks

Nametag Museum

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This is in reference to a post here:

that said:

I remember working in Frontierland/Liberty Square Ops and doing crowd control for this thing every day! I loved it!

Remember the 50 ducks on the lead float, each with the nametag on their collar? The initial plan was to have them all walk the parade route, following Donald, but between the hot pavement and potential for kids tossing popcorn to them and sidetracking them, that idea was quickly (and wisely) shelved!

Can anyone tell me if this was one of the nametags the ducks wore?


Does any one know for sure or remember that the nametags the ducks wore had Disney character names on them? Thanks for any help you can give me.
I DO remember each duck being named after a Disney character, but my memory seems to recall the nametags being similar to the employee namtags (red lettering, red line around the border) but without the Mickey Mouse. Possibly they used yours for a special event, or maybe at the beginning of the celebration year, but found they were going through so many nametags it wasn't cost effective to print new ones? I dunno...

Another option that crosses my mind as I write this was that a friend of mine was the WDW Ambassador during that time, and one of her duties was to travel around the country in a special airplane with Clarence "Ducky" Nash and they would visit hospitals and such, taking several live ducks with them. Perhaps this tag was used on those ducks?

Next time I see her, I'll try to remember to ask her about it...

PS Love your website - brings back alot of memories!!