U.S. Navy Blue Angels to fly over Epcot in early May 2019

Apr 26, 2019 in "EPCOT"

Posted: Friday April 26, 2019 8:45am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The United States Navy's flight demonstration squadron -The Blue Angels, are scheduled to make a fly over of Epcot on May 2 2019.

The 6 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornets are expected to make two passes, first in a formation flight, and the second a Delta break over Spaceship Earth. The team will be honoring Military Appreciation Month in May.

The Blue Angels were last at Walt Disney World in 2017 with a fly over of the Magic Kingdom.

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TrainChasersMay 03, 2019

I had planned my trip for the studios 30th, so the blue angels was a total bonus. So glad I got to see this.

wdwmagicMay 02, 2019

Surfin' TunaMay 02, 2019

I decided to go over and see it this morning. I'm so glad I did. It's so easy to say all the negative things we all think about the current management and leadership at the parks, but there are times when it still just feels so great to be there!

zulemaraMay 02, 2019

chills

wdwmagicMay 02, 2019

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danlb_2000May 02, 2019

wishiwere@wdwMay 02, 2019

Figures. Sitting in my home office on a conference call and completely forgot... until they just roared over my house lol.

donsullivanMay 01, 2019

I do agree. I think the key is you want to be at least on the south side of the fountain. If I was able to be there, I'd be back near where the monorail crosses over the promenade or even back at the beginning or World Showcase.

ABQApr 30, 2019

SSE can be a bit too close if you're at the fountain though, I'd think a better view may be back where they typically place the Christmas tree, do you agree?

ParksAndPixelsApr 30, 2019

I’m well aware. I was stating it’s always possible for them to do a low approach toward Epcot if they wanted to. I don’t expect that however.

donsullivanApr 29, 2019

Multiple reports are that they’ll be flying in from the north approaching SSE to the south so the best places will be south of the fountain looking back toward SSE. When they did the MK one pictured above, they did 2 passes, both from north to south. Here is the official Disney Parks blog video from that. Expect the same 2 passes over SSE toward the south as they did at MK.

kja1269Apr 29, 2019

Except the fly over is at Epcot, not the castle like the poster shows. Not sure where they will be viewable from though and the sound will carry a long way as well.

Walt dApr 29, 2019

Was there for the 25th anniversary when they flew over then , very cool..

donsullivanApr 27, 2019

It was actually taken by a member of the Blue Angels communication team. This is a scan of the printed small poster they were giving to visitors at an airshow in Vero Beach they were performing at last year.