Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Aug 12, 2014
    Michael from MN 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.

    Does WDW still salute Veterans by selecting a Veteran of the Day? If yes, how would one go about nominating a Veteran?

    Hi Michael 

    The Flag Retreat Ceremony is one of my favorite magical moments at Magic Kingdom Park.  The ceremony still takes place on most days. In my experience, the selection process for those participating in the ceremony can vary from day-to-day.  

    There are two different ways we've seen the process take place: 1. Cast Members may look for veterans or military members wearing military hats/shirts at the gates prior to park opening and approach those guests to ask them if they'd like to participate in the ceremony later that day. 2. We've also headed straight to Guest Relations at City Hall inside the park at opening and asked if there were spots available for the afternoon ceremony.

    My suggestion is to arrive at the parks early and head straight to City Hall Guest Relations when the park opens to inquire about that day's Flag Retreat Ceremony. 

    Please let me know if you have any other questions, Michael.

    Pixie Dust,
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, New York

I'm a military wife and mom to two little ones who is either on a Walt Disney World vacation or planning our next one!  Learn More About Ashley

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