Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jan 18, 2012
    Stacy from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Our family will be at Disney World during Memorial day week. Are there special events or other tips we should know of given the holiday?

    Hi, Stacy!  There are no specific Memorial Day events that are currently scheduled to occur at Walt Disney World, but I did want to point out something that makes the holiday weekend even more memorable.

    At the Magic Kingdom at about 5:00 PM each evening, they hold a Flag Retreat Ceremony.  The ceremony takes place right at the square where you come into the Magic Kingdom, just before you find yourself on Main Street, USA.  A special guest (usually a veteran) is randomly chosen earlier in the day to participate in the ceremony, and I always find it very moving.  The flag is lowered, there's some music, and the pledge of allegiance, and it's just a lovely ceremony.  

    Not associated with Memorial Day itself, May 25 - 27 is also a Star Wars Weekend at Disney's Hollywood Studios.  It may not be related to the holiday, but it's a great time!

    Have a wonderful visit to Walt Disney World!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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