Hi! My name is Valarie Sukovaty and I work on the Disneyland Public Relations broadcast team. We produce many of the video podcasts you see on Disneyland.com, DisneyParks’ YouTube channel and right here on this blog. From time to time, I’ll be taking you behind the scenes with video. I’ve worked here at the Happiest Place on Earth for nearly five years and one of my favorite events is bringing the National Thanksgiving Turkey and his alternate to the Disneyland Resort:
We are only a few weeks away from the lucky birds getting their presidential pardons and “flying” to their new home here in Southern California. The tradition began in 2005 with “Marshmallow” & “Yam,” followed by “Flyer” & “Fryer” (2006), “May” & “Flower” (Walt Disney World Resort 2007) and last year’s “Pumpkin” & “Pecan.” Here’s a look back at all our feathery friends.