Just in time to celebrate the red, the white, and the blue this weekend, both Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort have resumed their respective daily flag retreat ceremonies.
The time-honored tradition extends decades at Disney Parks and not only honors Old Glory but also the nation’s active duty military and veterans.
- Disneyland park resumed their Flag Retreat Ceremony when the resort reopened on April 30.
At Magic Kingdom
- Magic Kingdom Park welcomed back their daily flag retreat July 1, resuming the tradition of selecting an active-duty military member or veteran from among that park’s daily visitors.
- A guest U.S. Air Force veteran joins members of Magic Kingdom’s security team to respectfully lower the flag and carry it in a processional down Main Street, U.S.A.
- The ceremony includes the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, and the singing of “God Bless America” and the “Star Spangled Banner,” accompanied by the Main Street Philharmonic marching band.
See it for Yourself
The flag retreat ceremony occurs daily at both iconic Disney parks, so please check with Guest Services or the Times Guide for event timing and leave a comment below if you have a favorite memory from attending this special moment.