If you are planning a stay at Disney Wilderness Lodge Resort, here is something fun that you want to try and sign up for! Each and every single day at the Wilderness Lodge, one family is chosen to be the “Flag Family.” The Flag Family gets to raise the flags for the day on the rooftop of Wilderness Lodge. To get a spot as the Flag Family, you need to ask the front desk cast member to check the schedule and see if there are any Flag Family openings during your stay. It is best to check with them as soon as you arrive, reservations go fast, and checking at your arrival will give you a better opportunity to be selected.
On your Flag Family Day, you will meet Ranger Don at the Concierge desk, at about 8am. He will begin with a little tour and give you lots of great facts about the Wilderness Lodge and some secrets from around the parks! He will then escort you to the 7th floor, where you will begin your ascent up many secret steps to get to the rooftop. Once you have arrived be sure to have your camera ready the sites are breathtaking! You can see the whole Walt Disney Area. Ranger Dan will begin to raise the flags and give you the opportunity to take in the amazing views. My girls helped Ranger Dan raise the Walt Disney World Flag. A total of 5 flags are raised: the American flag, the Florida State flag, the Walt Disney World flag, and two Wilderness Lodge flags. After you have snapped tons of pictures, you will conclude your tour at the concierge lounge for breakfast. You will also receive a certificate as a keepsake for being a Flag Family!
If you want a unique and amazing experience that only 365 families get to do each year, then be sure to sign up for the Flag Family at the Wilderness Lodge!
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