US Air Force to Fly Over Disney’s Magic Kingdom

US Air Force performs flyover at Magic Kingdom
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Next week, the United States Air Force is scheduling a special flyover at the Magic Kingdom Park.

This is not the first time a spectacle of this nature has been performed in the skies over Walt Disney World. The Air Force has done similar shows in October to mark National Veterans and Military Families Month.

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The Holiday Flyover

Thunderbirds Flyover Walt Disney World

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On the morning of July 4, 2023, the flyover is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. It will include a KC-135 “Stratotanker” and several F-35 Lightning II aircrafts. This is in addition to many other events that Walt Disney World Guests can enjoy in honor of the July 4 holiday.

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As previously reported, the theme Park Resort will have a special fireworks show at the Magic Kingdom entitled “Disney’s Celebrate America! — A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” that will be performed both on July 3 and July 4 at 9:20 p.m.


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EPCOT Events

Meanwhile, at EPCOT, the “Heartbeat of Freedom” tag will be performed at the end of EPCOT Forever fireworks show. In addition, an acapella group called “Voices of Liberty” will perform classic American songs in The American Adventure. Classic Disney characters will also appear at the American pavilion in Spirit of ’76 attire.

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Independence Day-inspired food items will also be returning to Walt Disney World Resort, including the Fourth of July Fruit Tart at the Contempo Café in Disney’s Contemporary Resort and the Fourth of July Liege Waffle at Connections Café in EPCOT.

Those familiar with Walt Disney the person and the theme Park Resort are already well aware of the company’s long-standing history of American patriotism. From the Hall of Presidents, the American Adventure attraction, and Disney’s contributions to the United States government through the years, the company remains dedicated to honoring the values of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

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About Steven Wilk

Steven has a complicated relationship with Disney. As a child, he visited Walt Disney World every few years with his family. But he never understood why kids his age (and older) were so scared of Snow White or Alien Encounter. He is a former participant of the Disney College Program (left early…long story), and he also previously worked in Children’s publishing, where he adapted multiple Disney movies and TV shows. He has many controversial opinions about Disney…like having a positive view of Michael Eisner, believing Return of the Jedi is superior to The Empire Strikes Back, and that Toy Story Land and Galaxy’s Edge should have never been built (at least not at Hollywood Studios). Every year for the past two decades, Steven has visited either Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Aulani or went on a Disney Cruise. He’s happy to share any and all knowledge of the Disney destinations (and he likes using parenthesis a lot…as well as ellipses…)