How To Celebrate President’s Day at Magic Kingdom
It’s President’s Day and if you’re looking to celebrate with a “Disney” twist, we have just the plan for you! Each February this holiday arrives, offering many a 3-day weekend. If you happen to be visiting the Walt Disney World Resort for this national holiday, there are a few ways you can let your patriotism shine through.
The Hall of Presidents
The first thing you need to do is pay a visit to The Hall of Presidents. Here you can travel through history with all of our nation’s presidents (in animatronic form of course).
Learn about how the Constitution was formed and all of the struggles our country faced along the way. Hear from some of the most well-known presidents including John F. Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln as he delivers his Gettysburg address.
Guests travel back in time as George Washington delivers a speech amongst the 43 other presidents in attendance (remember Grover Cleveland served 2 non-consecutive terms as the 22nd and 24th president).
The Muppets Present… Great Moments in American History
Head right around the corner and it’s time for a show! Kermit and the other “Founding Muppets” bring America’s stories to life. From the midnight ride of Paul Revere to the signing of the Declaration of Independence, each sketch is sure to have you laughing and celebrating as a true patriot!
Each day at the park, guests have the opportunity to partake in this patriotic ceremony. Guests can gather in Town Square on Main Street, U.S.A. as the flag is retired for the evening.
The ceremony begins with the pledge of allegiance, followed by the trumpet fanfare. The “Star Spangled Banner” is played while the flag is lowered and then removed and folded by members of the Color Guard. Guests are led in a chorus of “God Bless America” and then a special Guest veteran is handed the flag, followed by a short procession down Main Street, U.S.A.
Liberty Tree Tavern
After all the celebrating you’re likely to have worked up an appetite. Head on over to Liberty Square for a delicious traditional meal in a stately colonial-style inn.
Within the walls of this restaurant, you will find 6 rooms themed after historical U.S. figures: Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Paul Jones, Paul Revere, Betsy Ross, and George Washington.
Liberty Tree Tavern is one of the Magic Kingdom’s “hidden gems” in terms of dining. Large platters of traditional, comfort food allow guests to dine “family style”.
The Declaration Salad will be the first item to arrive. It includes tossed mixed greens with house-made dressing. Next up is the Patriot’s Platter- a smorgasbord of roasted turkey breast, pot roast, oven-roasted pork, mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, herb stuffing, and house-made macaroni and cheese. This meal is sure to compete with your Thanksgiving dinner table.
And for dessert? Sink your teeth into the ooey gooey toffee cake that everyone raves about!
Now that your spirit and belly are full, it’s time to finish off the day with one of the most patriotic forms of celebration- fireworks! Grab a seat somewhere around the hub if you want a view of the projections. Or head to the back side of the castle for a less crowded viewing area minus the castle lights.
Can you envision a better way to celebrate this national holiday?
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