Jets Wow Disney Guests During July 4 Flyover

Magic Kingdom visitors got a close-up look at Air Force jets during Independence Day in Florida
Planes fly over Cinderella’s castle
A squadron of F-35 stealth fighter jets and a KC-135 tanker flies over the Magic Kingdom. Photo by Abigail Nilsson

In celebration of Independence Day, Walt Disney World Resort hosted two breathtaking U.S. Air Force flyovers of Magic Kingdom Park on July 4.

At about 10:30 a.m., a squadron of F-35 stealth fighter jets flown by the 33rd Fighter Wing made two passes over the world-famous theme park. The first flyover included a KC-135 tanker flown by the 6th Air Refueling Wing.

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The flyover is the latest example of Disney’s long history of support for the military dating back to Disney’s founders, Walt and Roy Disney, who both served their country during the First World War.

That tradition continues today with events like the daily Flag Retreat ceremony at Magic Kingdom Park, where an active-duty military member or veteran is selected from the park’s daily visitors to be honored. The Walt Disney Company has also been 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.

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