Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Apr 25, 2012
    Amy from BC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hello Moms! We are coming to WDW in early September with our 7 and 3 year old girls. We are hoping to stay at the Wilderness Lodge. So excited!!! Could you please tell me what time the flags are raised at WL if we are fortunate enough to be a flag fam?

    Hi Amy!

    I am especially partial to Disney's Wilderness Lodge, which, as a member of the Disney Vacation Club, is my home resort!  The unique atmosphere places you within an entirely "different world within Walt Disney World"'ll see what I mean!

    Many years ago, my family was asked to be the "Flag Family", and what a privilege it was!  This was before I had children, but I had my five nieces with me, so up, up, up we went to the roof of the Wilderness Lodge, led by one of the knowledgeable "Rangers"!  Yes, there were quite a few steps involved, but they were definitely worth it for the amazing views and beautiful ceremony that followed.  We assisted in raising five flags, if memory serves correctly:  The Stars and Stripes of the United States, the flag of the State of Florida, the Disney flag, and two Wilderness Lodge flags.  There was also plenty of time to admire the view and take gorgeous pictures.

    The times for this event seem to vary, probably based upon the availability of the Rangers and other scheduled tours of the Resort.  I have heard some go as early as 7 a.m., and some as late as 9:30 a.m.  This experience has become more well-known, so you will want to make sure you inquire about the possibility of doing this immediately upon check-in, and I am sure they will share the available time slots with you.

    Have a magical time and enjoy the view!

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