21 December 2008

A salute to all nations, but mostly America

Though the Swiss flag flying above the Swiss Family Treehouse is an oddity in the Magic Kingdom, it is not, as commonly believed, the only non-American flag to fly within the borders of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy. Right next door at the Jungle Cruise there is another flag flying. As you are boarding your boat be sure to look up. There you will see the Union Jack billowing in the breeze.I must dedicate this article to MouseFest’s Gazette Girls, whom, without ever knowing they had stumbled on the exception to a long held belief, found this by keeping their eyes open.

3 comments:

Elizabeth Caran said...

Awww... it's just because Emma is British and Jen and I love all things British (including Emma). Who would have ever thought being an Anglophile would get us a mention in the papers?!

Princess Fee said...

Very cool - I have never noticed that flying there before! I will definitely have to have a look at that next time I'm in the MK...

Oh and very small tiny point - it is just called the Union flag - it's only called a Union Jack if it is flying on the mast of a ship (a fact I only learnt last year, actually!). However, the majority of people - Brits, and myself, definitely included - mainly refer to it as the Union Jack.

-- Ryan P. Wilson said...

Princess - You learn something new every day. Thanks!

I actually think I may have known this, somewhere deep in my subconcious, because of an episode of Doctor Who. Go figure.

Elizabeth - I think whenever I mention someone in the Gazette, they are always shocked as to what it was for! Go figure.