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Celebrate the Fourth of July at Walt Disney World

Almost everyone loves fireworks and Disney so combining the both of them for the Fourth of July sounds like the perfect match! Here's how you can celebrate the Fourth of July at Disney World.

Nighttime Spectaculars:

Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky Fireworks will soar above Magic Kingdom Park while the air fills with patriotic melodies. The two-nights-only show starts at 9:15 p.m. on July 3 and July 4.

IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth The nighttime spectacular at Epcot will include a special fireworks finale that paints the sky red, white and blue. The event begins at 9 p.m. on July 4.

Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Fireworks and state-of-the-art projection effects, dynamic lighting and lasers take you on an adventure to a galaxy far far away. The show features iconic scenes from the Star Wars saga. This one-of-a-kind show begins at 10 p.m. on July 4.

Theme Park Events:

Magic Kingdom:

  • DJs will host dance parties in Frontierland and Tomorrowland on July 3 and July 4.

  • The Muppets Present…Great Moments in American History: The Muppets reenact famous moments in American history – as only they can. The live show is performed daily in Liberty Square.


  • The Voices of Liberty a cappella group will perform traditional Americana songs on the America Gardens Theatre stage at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m.

  • Disney Characters dressed in Independence Day attire will meet guests during the day at The American Adventure. Joining the Voices of Liberty on stage will be Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy, dressed for the occasion in their special “Spirit of ‘76” costumes.

Photo Opportunities:

Magic Kingdom:

  • The Muppets Present…Great Moments in American History - On July 3 and 4, a Disney PhotoPass photographer will be periodically located near Sleepy Hollow in Liberty Square, so drop by and be sure to ask for a Magic Shot featuring the stars of the show.

  • Visit the Disney PhotoPass photographer located near the replica of the Liberty Bell to take patriotic photos that celebrate the nation’s birthday.

  • Cinderella’s Coach will be in Fantasyland all day on July 3 and 4, and a Disney PhotoPass photographer will be there to capture a photo of you in front of it.

  • Once night arrive on July 3 and 4, head to Fantasyland where you’ll find this dazzling photo opportunity next to Ariel’s Grotto!

Disney Springs:

  • Visit the Disney PhotoPass Studio in the Marketplace where you’ll find special red, white and blue virtual backdrops available now through July 7.

Patriotic Treats:

Select theme parks and resorts will offer exclusive dessert items in honor of Independence Day. Examples include:

  • A Fourth of July cupcake featuring an apple-pie filling at Creature Comforts and Isles of Java at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

  • A sparkly red-white-and-blue coconut macaroon dipped in white chocolate at BoardWalk Bakery at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort.

  • Patriotic dipped strawberries and Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse mini-domes at Amorette’s at Disney Springs.

The Fourth at the Fort

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground will offer several special events around the Fourth of July holiday including:

  • The Fourth of July 5K Run will take place Tuesday, July 3. Pre-registration is available June 24-30 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Fort Wilderness Bike Barn. On-site registration begins at 7 a.m. in the field next to Mickey’s Backyard BBQ; the run begins from that location at 7:30 a.m.

  • The Fourth of July Golf Cart Parade begins at 4 p.m. on July 4. Registration will be open June 24-30 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Fort Wilderness Bike Barn.

  • The Fourth of July Beach Bash at Clementine’s Beach will take place from 6-11 p.m. on July 4. Guests will enjoy a live DJ, dancing, games, contests, a movie, and more. In addition, the Fort Wilderness food truck will be available in the settlement area with delicious items for purchase.



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