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Disney World Honors Veterans in its Newest Attraction

Disney World Honors Veterans in its Newest Attraction

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One thing that Walt Disney is well known for is his patriotic spirit. Now veterans will be honored in Magic Kingdom’s newest attraction. Did you notice it in this animated classic?

Honoring Veterans

New Epcot Exhibit Will Feature Artwork by Former President
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Did you know that each day Walt Disney World holds a special Flag Retreat Ceremony in the Magic Kingdom? At Disney World, one veteran is chosen to join the Security Team in lowering the flag and walking in a procession down Main Street.

You can also see a similar ceremony in Disneyland. There, Disney invites anyone who has served or is actively serving to circle around the flag as it is lowered.

These are such special ways to honor our veterans while also honoring our nation’s flag each day. Just recently, we shared a new exhibit to honor our heroes to be displayed at EPCOT.

New Addition

Breaking: Will Tiana's Bayou Adventure Have a Virtual Queue?
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Each day we learn more about Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. From special animatronics to virtual queues and height requirements you can find this all HERE.

In true Disney fashion, guests can expect many great details throughout the new Tiana’s Bayou Adventure attraction. Many may remember that in the animated classic “The Princess and the Frog” Tiana’s father, James, is a World War I veteran.

Today Disney reveals that while making your way through the queue for this attraction, they expand the story of James.

Backstory Revealed

Tiana's Bayou Adventure patriotic
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Ted Robledo, executive creative director for Walt Disney Imagineering shares this, “We look for inspiration for how we could best expand on his backstory in a way that honored the military families who visit our parks.”

“In creating these photos for the attraction, we were inspired by real photos of soldiers who served during WWI to ensure we got it right.”

For these photo renderings, the team researched photos from the 369th Regiment, an African American unit noted for bravery during World War I. We can’t wait to see these photos while in the queue for this attraction.

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