• On Apr 28, 2019
    Robbin from NC 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.

    I would love for my husband to be chosen as the veteran to walk the flag down Main Street during the Salute the Spirit of America. He is a 20 year veteran of the USMC and retired law enforcement. Is there any way to request this from the cast member?

    Hi, Robbin! Thanks for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My husband is a U.S. Air Force veteran, and I, too, would love for him to participate in the Flag Retreat, one of the oldest traditions at Magic Kingdom Park. Unfortunately, the selection for the special Guest veteran is random, so there’s no guarantee that your husband could be selected. Nevertheless, I would recommend stopping by City Hall early on the day you arrive at Magic Kingdom Park to inquire about the possibility. It certainly never hurts to ask! 

    Three years ago, my husband was having his hair cut at the Harmony Barber Shop and my daughter and I were waiting for him outside the Firehouse when The Dapper Dans came out to get ready for a performance. One of them approached my then-6-year-old and asked her if she’d like to join them in saying the Pledge of Allegiance. They then whisked us away to the Town Square where we waited for the ceremony to begin. The Dapper Dans began by introducing my daughter who led the crowd in The Pledge of Allegiance. Then the Dapper Dans sang The Star Spangled Banner as the flag was lowered, folded and presented to the special Guest veteran of the day. After a montage of patriotic songs, we accompanied the security Color Guard to the alley near Uptown Jewelers where a PhotoPass photographer took pictures and the Color Guard presented the veteran with a special certificate to mark the occasion. It was an absolutely beautiful ceremony, and I sincerely hope you get to experience it with your family during your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation.

    Please let us know if there are any other questions we can answer for you, Robbin. Have a magical day!

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Meet the Panelist: Amy, South Carolina

Hiya, pals! I'm Amy from South Carolina. I'm married to my Disney-loving best friend, and together we've raised two princes and a princess. Whether I'm teaching my high school journalism students, planning Disney Bounding outfits with my daughter, or researching which new adventures we'll encounter on our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation, I find a way to incorporate a little Disney magic into everything I do. I look forward to helping you discover the magic, too!  Learn More About Amy

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