The giant Rubber Duck is back! Florentijn Hofman’s oversized bath toy is continuing to make its rounds, and its latest port of call is in Los Angeles! The world-famous float is making its West Coast debut as part of the Tall Ships Festival LA.
Hofman’s yellow duck had a tumultuous start this year, when the 60-foot duck was reduced to a yellow puddle in front of a waiting crowd after a suffering fatal tear in Taiwan’s Keelung Port. After some much-needed repairs and tender loving care, the ducky went on its merry way, and has finally moseyed over to the United States.
The Rubber Duck hit the Port of Los Angeles earlier this month, making only its second appearance in an American city. But this ducky presence is different than the rest. Rather than turning a harbor into its own personal bathtub, the duck must now share its waters with a fleet of tall ships!
As part of the Tall Ships Festival LA, the inflatable yellow character will stand out, intermixed with historic and modern boats as they circle the port of Los Angeles during the festival. The Rubber Duck will be treated like any of the other dozen ships – acting as something of a VIP during the festival’s Tall Ships Grand Parade of Sail.
The Rubber Duck will be in Los Angeles until August 24, 2014.