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    Watch the National Thanksgiving Turkeys LIVE via webcam @ Disneyland TODAY 12-4pm PST

    FYI -- You can watch the 2008 National Thanksgiving Turkey "Pumpkin" and his alternate "Pecan" live at Disneyland between 12 noon and 4 p.m. PST via the DisneyParks.com TurkeyCam



    Below is the Disneyland Press Release about the Thanksgiving Turkeys who will now call Disneyland's Big Thunder Ranch home.

    National Thanksgiving Turkey “Going to Disneyland!” To Celebrate Presidential Pardon
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (Nov. 26, 2008) – The National Thanksgiving Turkey will really have something to celebrate following today’s traditional Presidential pardon ceremony in the White House Rose Garden. “Pumpkin” and his alternate “Pecan” are going to Disneyland! It starts with a police escort to Dulles International Airport. Then the birds will “fly” First-Class on United Airlines Flight Turkey-1 to their new home at Disneyland Resort in Southern California.

    The turkey’s special Thanksgiving Day celebration is a preview of things to come in 2009, as Disney Parks asks guests, “What Will You Celebrate?” and invites them to mark life’s special moments with a Disney visit.

    The trip from Washington, D.C., to Los Angeles will mark the fourth consecutive year that the National Thanksgiving Turkey has celebrated his pardon at a Disney Resort. Accompanied by National Turkey Federation Chairman Paul Hill of Ellsworth, Iowa, Pumpkin, a 20-week-old, 45-pound tom turkey, will be the grand marshal in a special Thanksgiving Day parade down Main Street U.S.A. Following the parade, Pumpkin and his alternate Pecan will find a home at Santa’s Reindeer Round-Up at Big Thunder Ranch in Frontierland, where they’ll remain throughout the holidays and the rest of their lives.

    Americans nationwide will be able to share the celebration as the turkey enjoys his new Disneyland home. See photos of the National Thanksgiving Turkey and watch video of this year's White House pardon at disneyparks.com on Nov. 26 and 27. And, for the first time, watch the turkey LIVE from Disneyland on Thanksgiving Day from 12 p.m.-4 p.m. PST (3 p.m.-7 p.m. EST). Go to disneyparks.com, listen for the turkey's gobble, and then click on the turkey face to access "Turkey Cam" LIVE from Disneyland.

    “My family and I celebrate the honor of presenting the National Thanksgiving Turkey to the President of the United States,” said Chairman Hill of the turkey federation. “We’ll also be celebrating the special privilege of flying to Disneyland where the turkey will be the grand marshal in the Disneyland Thanksgiving Day parade.”

    Added Captain Vince Kramer of United Turkey-1 and Assistant Chief Pilot for United’s Airbus 320 Fleet, “United is proud to fly our special, feathered guests and to help them achieve every turkey’s dream of flight. It is a rare treat for turkeys to reach 30,000 feet, and we look forward to getting them to Los Angeles and landing safely and on-time.”

    U.S. President Harry S Truman was the first Commander-in-Chief to be presented with a Thanksgiving turkey (in 1947) by the National Turkey Federation. This year’s presentation marks the 61st anniversary of a tradition that has continued through 10 successive White House administrations. The 2008 National Thanksgiving Turkey was raised under Chairman Hill’s supervision on a farm in West Liberty, Iowa.

    The National Turkey Federation is the advocate for all segments of the U.S. turkey industry, providing services and conducting activities which increase demand for its members’ products, as well as enhance the ability to effectively and profitably provide wholesome, high-quality, nutritious turkey products.

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    Re: Watch the National Thanksgiving Turkeys LIVE via webcam @ Disneyland TODAY 12-4pm

    We're thinking alike! I posted this a few hours ago under the heading Turkey Cam at Disneyland!
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    Re: Watch the National Thanksgiving Turkeys LIVE via webcam @ Disneyland TODAY 12-4pm

    I'll be working at 3:30... so I may see some of it.


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    Re: Watch the National Thanksgiving Turkeys LIVE via webcam @ Disneyland TODAY 12-4pm

    That is soo cool... but where's pecan?

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    Re: Watch the National Thanksgiving Turkeys LIVE via webcam @ Disneyland TODAY 12-4pm

    Is it just me, or is this really weird? 4 hours of two turkeys, sitting around? They don't do anything!

    Now, if they took that webcam and put it up so it overlooks the hub, I could sit for hours and people watch.
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    Re: Watch the National Thanksgiving Turkeys LIVE via webcam @ Disneyland TODAY 12-4pm

    Quote Originally Posted by SusieP. View Post
    Is it just me, or is this really weird? 4 hours of two turkeys, sitting around? They don't do anything!
    Sure they do--watch how they first go to their tails before preening their feathers (can you tell me why?), how they react to various environmental sounds, and how they keep their faces warm while taking a nap. I've never paid much attention to turkeys before, but they sure act a lot like chickens (although most chickens are far more active).

    Quote Originally Posted by SusieP. View Post
    Now, if they took that webcam and put it up so it overlooks the hub, I could sit for hours and people watch.
    Well, Homo sapiens is undeniably fascinating to watch because it seems that each and every specimen is mentally whacked in some way or other. Whenever I get tired of that, though, at least there are turkeys to provide some sanity for contrast.

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    Re: Watch the National Thanksgiving Turkeys LIVE via webcam @ Disneyland TODAY 12-4pm

    The turkey’s special Thanksgiving Day celebration is a preview of things to come in 2009, as Disney Parks asks guests, “What Will You Celebrate?” and invites them to mark life’s special moments with a Disney visit.
    Except they've done this a ton of times before, so how is it part of the new promotion? ah, no one can make the old seem novel like Disney can.

    The trip from Washington, D.C., to Los Angeles will mark the fourth consecutive year that the National Thanksgiving Turkey has celebrated his pardon at a Disney Resort.
    I thought they didn't do it last year?

    Added Captain Vince Kramer of United Turkey-1 and Assistant Chief Pilot for United’s Airbus 320 Fleet, “United is proud to fly our special, feathered guests and to help them achieve every turkey’s dream of flight. It is a rare treat for turkeys to reach 30,000 feet, and we look forward to getting them to Los Angeles and landing safely and on-time.”
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    Re: Watch the National Thanksgiving Turkeys LIVE via webcam @ Disneyland TODAY 12-4pm

    I want to know how they got the turkey to stand still for the parade?! I will be the first to admit I know nothing about turkeys, but it seems that that kind of activity and noise level might just make the bird kind of nervous.

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    Re: Watch the National Thanksgiving Turkeys LIVE via webcam @ Disneyland TODAY 12-4pm

    Don't you think they should have given the Dream Suite to the Turkeys tonight?!?!?!

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    Re: Watch the National Thanksgiving Turkeys LIVE via webcam @ Disneyland TODAY 12-4pm

    twobluestripes: Last year, the turkeys were sent to Walt Disney World.
    bayougirl89: I interviewed the National Turkey Chaairman and he emphasized how well trained the birds were to stay calm. Someone asked if they used sedatives and he made it really clear that they did not, which I thought was pretty funny because at first I was convinced they were. : )
    Here's my story over at the Register's Disney blog about the Turkey pardoning.
    President Bush pardons turkeys to be sent to Disneyland - Around Disney - OCRegister.com
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