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New Military-Inspired Merchandise available now at Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World kicked off National Veterans and Military Families Month early, by hosting a spectacular flyover over Magic Kingdom Park and EPCOT by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds flight demonstration team on Monday, October 30, 2023.


New Military-Inspired Merchandise available now at Walt Disney World

As part of one of the many ways that Walt Disney World honors and salutes those who serve in the U.S. Armed Forces, the park has introduced a new line of military-inspired Disney merchandise that recognizes the honor and courage of our military heroes.


This line is timed to National Veterans and Military Families Month and will be available for a limited time at select locations at Walt Disney World while supplies last.


Locations include the Emporium at Magic Kingdom Park.


The Walt Disney Company has celebrated and honored veterans and their families in a variety of ways over the past 100 years, including special military discounts, daily flag retreat ceremonies at both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland and more.


Disney has also contribute more than $20 million in funding and media support to nonprofit organizations that focus on bringing joy to veterans and military families since 2012.


U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly over Magic Kingdom and EPCOT at Walt Disney World

Guests visiting Walt Disney World today, Monday, October 30, 203, were treated to a spectacular flyover by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds as part of the National Veterans and Military Families Month.


The six F-16 Fighting Falcons flew over Magic Kingdom and EPCOT at approximately 10:30 am this morning.


U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly over Magic Kingdom and EPCOT at Walt Disney World

“America’s Team” announced their arrival with a thunderous pass over Magic Kingdom Park followed by EPCOT delighting all who looked skyward at this display of military talent and professionalism. The Thunderbirds then returned to Magic Kingdom Park for a second pass over Cinderella Castle culminating in their famous delta maneuver as they rapidly accelerated skyward in different directions giving the appearance of an unforgettable fireworks display.



The timing of this expanded flyover was especially meaningful this year as The Walt Disney Company marks its 100th anniversary and the Thunderbirds celebrate 70 years of inspiring patriotism.



Among those enjoying this special air demonstration was a group of ROTC students from the University of Central Florida. Nearly 50 students joined us in this celebration of service as they prepare to be the next generation of military leaders.



The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, performs precision aerial maneuvers demonstrating the capabilities of Air Force high performance aircraft to people throughout the world.


The Thunderbirds are assigned to the 57th Wing, and are based at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.


Each November, the military community observes National Veterans and Military Families Month to celebrate how special military families are and recognize all the ways they support their service members


U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Fly Over Disney World

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