The raising and lowering of the Stars & Stripes in Disney Parks is a beautiful and solemn tradition that happens daily. This tradition is not only a remembrance of those who sacrifice for the USA but also a reminder that the country will overcome the struggles of any given time.
While there are currently no guests visiting any Disney Parks globally, the tradition of raising and lowering the flag continues on. Today, the Walt Disney World Resort President Josh D’Amaro shared some thoughts as the flag was raised at the Magic Kingdom. In the post he said,
While our world looks very different today, one thing endures…the American flag still flies over Walt Disney World. 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.
This is an unprecedented time for the Disney Parks, the United States, and the world. However, moments like these inspire hope. There will be a day when the Disney Parks are open again and guests will enter Main Street with the American flag flying above it at the Magic Kingdom. Until that time, guests will have to find comfort in the fact that every day the flag will be raised and lowered at the Magic Kingdom.