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Look up! The Thunderbirds will fly over Walt Disney World on Thursday

by Samantha Davis-Friedman

To show respect for those who serve in the military and their families, Walt Disney World Resort is hosting a flyover of Magic Kingdom Park by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds flight demonstration team on Oct.27, 2022.

Thunderbirds flyover of Epcot
The Thunderbirds kicked off National Veterans and Military Families Month 2020 with a flyover of Spaceship Earth at Epcot
Photo courtesy of Walt Disney World Resort (photo by Matt Stroshane)

During the flyover – a prelude to National Veterans and Military Families Month 2022 in November – the Thunderbirds will make two passes over the park beginning at 9:30 a.m. (weather permitting), and culminating in their famous delta maneuver behind and above Cinderella Castle, will where they will accelerate in different directions, giving the appearance of a fireworks display over the iconic castle.

Walt and Roy Disney both served the United States during World War I, and the company they founded remains a leading proponent of hiring, training, and supporting military veterans with the Heroes Work Here initiative, the Heroes Supply Here program, and Disney’s Veterans Institute. Thursday’s flyover is the latest example of Walt Disney World Resort’s tradition of
celebrating members of the United States military.

Here’s a look back at the Thunderbirds flyover of Magic Kingdom in 2010:


Thunderbirds fly over Disney's Magic Kingdom to start Air Force Week in Florida
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