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See World's Largest Rubber Ducky For Free For Two Weeks
If you were one of the ones who were wallowing over the fact that you didn't get a chance to take your giant rubber ducky selfie during the Tall Ships Festival last week, well, cry no more. The folks behind the Ports of Los Angeles will be keeping the 61-foot-tall duck around for two weeks more—and this time, you won't have to pay admission to get an up-close-and-personal shot with it.
The big ducky is getting its moment in the sun for some more time starting this Monday for its "Duck Days of Summer" event, according to Daily Breeze. From Monday afternoon to Wednesday, you can check it out at Downtown Harbor plaza near Harbor Boulevard between Fifth and Sixth streets. On Thursday and Friday, for "Youth Duck Day," it will be at Banning’s Landing on the Wilmington waterfront.
Just like the rest of us, the duck will be taking some time off for Labor Day weekend from Aug. 30 to Sept. 1, and then will return to Downtown Harbor plaza for five more days starting Sept. 2. And hey, if you're a hardcore fan, you might consider dressing up as a big rubber ducky or perhaps Scrooge McDuck on Sept. 4's "Dress Like a Duck Day." Then, say your final goodbyes to it as it gets towed away forever at 5 p.m. on Sept. 6.
Previously, onlookers had to pay a $4 admission to check out Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman's world-famous creation. It was originally floating near the Vincent Thomas Bridge, but was later moved to the World Cruise Terminal because moochers were able to take photos without paying admission. Well, now it's free, so get your ducky selfies on—maybe even do a duckface while you're at it.