While the unprecedented public health emergency means life cannot go on as usual, including daily operation of our favorite Disney theme parks, some things we can draw some comfort from do continue. One of those is the raising and lowering ceremonies for the Flag of the United States on Main Street U.S.A. at the Magic Kingdom.
Even though the parks and resorts are closed, a core group of cast members continue reporting to work to keep up the essential security and maintenance required on the property.
In a video captured by Walt Disney World Resort President Josh D’Amaro, we see park security cast members continuing their routine of raising the Stars and Stripes
According to a statement from Disney, continuing the flag ceremony tradition is a reminder to never forget the debt of gratitude that Americans owe to veterans and active-duty military service members around the world.
Walt Disney liked to say that he bled Red, White and Blue and we think that most Disney fans feel the same way. We certainly do.
Disney shared the video with us hoping that you will find it inspiring in these challenging times – a reminder of how we’ve overcome adversity throughout history and we’ll do so again in the weeks ahead.
“While our world looks very different today, one thing endures…the American flag still flies over Walt Disney World,” shared D’Amaro. “I’m inspired how our Security Cast Members continue to raise it each and every morning at Magic Kingdom while they are on duty protecting the magic. It’s a symbol that we’re still here and will not falter. I hope this inspires you as well. We will be back. Thanks to all our incredible Cast Members who continue to maintain the magic until that day. Until then, please take care of yourselves and your families. We will see you soon.”
We hope to see you soon too Josh. Thanks to you and all the Walt Disney World cast members who are keeping the flag raised and the magic alive.