Tomorrowland Magic Kingdom
  • On Sep 12, 2019
    Linda from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    How does a veteran get selected for the Flag Retreat ceremony held daily on Main Street?

    Hello, Linda! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    As a United States Air Force Veteran, my husband has had the Flag Retreat at Magic Kingdom Park on his Walt Disney World Resort “bucket list” for years. The closest he’s come to it, though, was when our daughter was selected to say the Pledge of Allegiance prior to the ceremony a few years ago.

    My husband was having his hair cut at the Harmony Barber Shop, and my daughter and I were standing outside the Firehouse on Main Street, U.S.A. looking through our Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom cards when one of The Dapper Dans approached us and started a conversation. After a couple of minutes, he asked me if it would be OK for my daughter to participate in the Flag Retreat by saying the Pledge. We both enthusiastically said “yes” and followed him to the central hub where they gave us an overview of what would happen next. And my poor husband was still sitting in the barber’s chair!

    From that experience, I do know that the veteran chosen to participate in the Flag Retreat is selected early in the morning as Magic Kingdom Park opens for the day. The selection is completely random, but it does help to wear something that indicates your military service. Get there before the Park opens and strike up a conversation with the Cast Members just inside the proscenium of Magic Kingdom Park and you never know what pixie-dusted Magic may come your way.

    I wish you the best of luck, Linda! Have a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort. We’ll see you real soon.

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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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