Happy 4th of July! As we come together today to celebrate the Declaration of Independence in the United States of America it seems only appropriate to look back at a few great patriotic moments in history… in the Disney Parks… that DAPS MAGIC has captured on camera! These are some of the DAPS MAGIC team’s favorite patriotic videos on our YouTube page. We hope you enjoy these!
The Hall of Presidents & Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln
The Hall of Presidents at Liberty Square at Magic Kingdom Park is a wonderful look at the American President and the presidency. While there are different presidents that have been loved and hated, this rises above the individual and focuses instead on the office. At Disneyland, Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln is a beautifully patriotic presentation that focuses on the 16th President of the United States.
Patriotic Flag Retreat
The patriotic flag retreat takes place at both Disneyland and Magic Kingdom daily (check the times guide for exactly when). A security honor guard and band often are included in this moment, and also the Dapper Dans, as the flag is lowered until the rising of a new dawn each day. This is a beautiful moment that honors not only America but also those who are active in the military and those who once served.
The Muppets Present…Great Moments in American History
It would be irresponsible not to include The Muppets Present…Great Moments in American History in this list. This patriotic show actually had two stories that were told in Liberty Square at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort. This is a wonderful and hilarious approach to telling some patriotic stories from American history. This is edutainment at its finest!
Disney’s Celebrate America! – A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky
Whether visiting Disneyland, Disney California Adventure, Magic Kingdom, or EPCOT, many of the domestic Disney Parks have some nighttime spectacular that celebrates the 4th of July. At Disneyland, the show is Disney’s Celebrate America! – A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky. This show is a wonderful patriotic tribute to the USA above the skies of Sleeping Beauty Castle that combines patriotism with Disney magic!
Voices of Liberty
The Voices of Liberty are perhaps one of the most patriotic groups to be enjoyed at a Disney Park. Found in EPCOT, they celebrate the musical spirit of America with their gorgeous melodies and harmonies.
Patriotism All-Around the Parks
It shouldn’t be forgotten that Walt Disney himself was a very patriotic person. Decades later, his patriotism can still be found in the Disney Parks. Below is a playlist of many different patriotic moments found in the Disney Parks. This includes piano players, bands, singing groups, and so much more! Which one is your favorite?
What is your favorite patriotic moment in the Disney Parks? Will you be visiting any of the Disney Parks for the 4th of July? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!