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  • On Oct 27, 2013
    Susan from MA 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.

    Hi, we are leaving in 2 days for an 8 day stay at SS TreeHouse Villas.I was wondering if you knew how they pick the "Family of the Day" for the MK's Opening Ceremony and the Veterans for the Flag Retreat (We will be @ MK extra early to get my son

    Howdy Susan!!!  Oh my goodness!!  So excited for you!!  You will be at Walt Disney World Resort before you know it!!!

    Part of your question was cut off so I hope I am answering everything.

    Because you are there for 8 days, you might stop by Guest Relations one of the 1st days you are on property. The Cast Members there might have a few more ideas for you regarding the family of the day or the Flag Retreat. However, I confirmed the information below with a Cast Member so this will give you a bit of information as you begin your vacation. 

    The family of the day is completely random.  From day to day, Cast Members see something that makes a family have some added sparkle and they are chosen.  

    Flag Retreat is a bit more methodical.  The Guest is chosen early in the morning at opening at the turnstiles. They are looking for someone wearing a military hat or shirt.  The Cast Members might also look for something that would show the conflict they took part in.  The Guest might be asked to show Military ID as part of the selection process.
    I hope this helps you in your planning.  I know you are going to have an amazing vacation!!   Thanks so much for your question and please let me know if you need any further information.  Have a great day and a magical vacation!
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