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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Thanksgiving Week: Donald Joins Mickey

In 1972, to celebrate Walt Disney World Resort's first year, Donald Duck joined Mickey Mouse in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. The Magic Kingdom theme park in Florida had a tumultuous first few months, attracting few guests. The company started to panic and went into promotional overdrive, planning major publicity stunts like this one to boost sagging attendance. Luckily by the time of the parade, the park was on solid ground.