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    NEW & Improved Flag Retreat Ceremony

    From the Mouseplanet weekly update:

    A new flag retreat ceremony

    One of the frequently overlooked ceremonies is the flag retreat ceremony in the Town Square end of Main Street shortly before dusk everyday. A new ceremony has been put in place that may make it a bit more of a destination event.
    The entire thing is now about 15 minutes long, and begins with the Disneyland Band marching down Main Street, playing a patriotic arrangement. Upon arriving at Town Square, they surround the flag pole and are then joined by the Dapper Dans, who then sing "Oh Beautiful," accompanied by the band.


    Note the Disneyland band and the Dapper Dans.

    After this, the official voice of Disneyland thanks military members, veterans, and their families, and invites them to join in at the flag pole when their service anthem is played. Once all the services have been represented, Disneyland security then retires the colors, to the strains of "Retreat." The ceremony concludes with a performance of the national anthem, sung by the Dapper Dans.

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    Re: NEW & Improved Flag Retreat Ceremony

    Wow..Cool...I never knew about this!

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    Re: NEW & Improved Flag Retreat Ceremony

    I have never seen the Flag Retreat before. Since they are adding a little extra to it, I might check it out when I go to DL in October.

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    Re: NEW & Improved Flag Retreat Ceremony

    What? No pigeons/doves?
    Last edited by Wotan; 08-14-2006 at 10:23 AM.

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    Re: NEW & Improved Flag Retreat Ceremony

    This sounds very nice, I'll have to check it out!

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    Re: NEW & Improved Flag Retreat Ceremony

    I'm thrilled about this. Ernie and his security honor guard always do such an amazing, somber job with this, it's great to see things built up for the occasion. Absolutely a step in the right direction, big kudos to the powers that be at the park for greenlighting this.
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    Re: NEW & Improved Flag Retreat Ceremony

    Man, the old retreat ceremony was a favorite of ours, and it made us tear up... this one is going to be awesome! I can't wait to see it!

    Our revels now are ended. These our actors, As I foretold you, were all spirits and Are melted into air, into thin air: And, like the baseless fabric of this vision, The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff As dreams are made on, and our little life Is rounded with a sleep. mycroft16 on Twitter

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