8. Flag retreat
Celebrate America each afternoon in Town Square at the Magic Kingdom. At 5pm, Flag Retreat takes place with ample pomp and pageantry. Around 4:45 each evening, the area surrounding the flag pole in Town Square is cordoned off by Disney security guards and Main Street cast members. At promptly 5pm, the Walt Disney World Band strikes up a lively medley of American patriotic favorites. When the music concludes, they march from the Train Station into Town Square followed by several security guards and the pre-selected Veteran of the Day. The band forms a semicircle around the flagpole and begins to play the Star Spangled Banner. As they do, the Stars and Stripes are slowly lowered. It is then retrieved by the guards and properly folded. This event will likely leave every American emotional!