The United States Thunderbirds are the U.S. Air Force's demonstration squadron. They are an amazing and underappreciated group of fantastic pilots.
For Disney fans who will be lucky enough to visit one of either EPCOT or Magic Kingdom on Monday, October 30th, an appearance by the Thunderbirds will be a striking once-in-a-lifetime experience, unless of course you live at the parks as a blogger and saw it last year.
The squadron, if they follow what they did last year, will make two passes over the parks. Specifically, they will fly over Cinderella's Castle at Magic Kingdom and Spaceship Earth at EPCOT.
I can't imagine the surprise on guests faces who don't know this will take place. Or for that matter, the guests who are on a ride or stuck in line when they begin to announce the arrival of the Thunderbirds.
Personally, I'm just jealous because I can't make it to Disney in time to watch the event live and will instead have to wait for a YouTube video like the one below.
The military brat in me who grew up watching air shows on the bases I lived at absolutely loves these events. I have seen so many flyovers at sporting events but for me, this would be an amazing and iconic event, if for only a couple of seconds.
Way back in the 1990s my wife of 30 years, then newlyweds, were driving outside of Dearborn, Michigan in a convertible when the Blue Angles flew right over our car. All these years later I still can't forget it. On Monday, thousands of Disney park guests will get to experience something few do.
If you are there, share the pictures and videos you take! We would love to see them!