What Is the Flag Retreat Ceremony in the Magic Kingdom?

What Is the Flag Retreat Ceremony in the Magic Kingdom?

The Magic Kingdom sections of both Disneyland and Walt Disney World hold a daily flag retreat ceremony in which the American flag is ceremoniously lowered and folded for storage before the park closes. Members of the park's security team and a park guest perform the ceremony, which is intended to be a display of patriotism and respect for the United States Armed Forces.

The ceremony takes about 15 minutes and occurs around 5:00 PM. Typically, live music with a patriotic theme played by a brass band provides an accompaniment to the ceremony, which is a regular occurrence that park guests can watch and enjoy.