“Thunderbirds Flyover: Celebrating Military Heroes at Disney’s Magic Kingdom and EPCOT”

Disney’s Salute to the Heroes: Thunderbirds Skim Over Magic Kingdom and EPCOT

  • As a nod to military families and personnel, Disney had the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform a flyover across its Magic Kingdom Park and EPCOT, setting the stage for National Veterans and Military Families Month in November.
  • Inspiring awe and patriotism, the Thunderbirds for the first time ever flew over two of Walt Disney World’s theme parks. To add a dash of Disney magic, a second pass was made over Magic Kingdom featuring their famous delta maneuver – a riveting display of jets darting over Cinderella Castle in different directions, imitating a spectacular fireworks show.
  • The notable flyover neatly coincided with a couple of impressive milestones – Disney’s century-long reign and Thunderbirds’ 70th anniversary.
  • This breathtaking spectacle of the Thunderbirds tearing across the sky continues to underscore Disney’s long-standing tradition of applauding the bravery and sacrifices made by members of the U.S. military.
  • For those who can’t get enough, B-roll footage and soundbites from the thrilling flyover are now available on WDWNews.com.

The Realists Take

So, there we have it, folks. Our beloved Disney parks have now also become an impromptu arsenal aeronautical stage where the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds zip around our classic fairytales with the perfect tinge of danger and spectacle. Not your everyday combo of Cinderella and jet propulsion, eh? It’s charming to imagine Cinderella waving off from her castle as an F-16 Falcon zips by. And let’s talk about the timing – Disney hits a century and the Thunderbirds turn 70. Both elder statesmen in their fields celebrating their milestones together – It’s a “birds of a feather flock together” scene (pun intended). Gosh, don’t we love Disney’s never-fail recipe for magic – a dash of bravery, a sprinkle of patriotism, and a hearty pour of respect for our veterans. Cheers to more flying fairytales!