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Disney Parks Salute America with Weeklong ‘Limited Time Magic’ Fourth of July Fireworks Parties

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

No need to wait until July Fourth to celebrate America’s birthday at Disney Parks – we have seven days of “Limited Time Magic” surprises planned for the entire Independence Week (July 1-7), including nightly fireworks spectaculars at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts. And today, we have new details to share with blog readers.
Disney Parks Salute America with Weeklong ‘Limited Time Magic’ Fourth of July Fireworks Parties

At Walt Disney World Resort, the July Fourth fireworks spectacular will rocket into the air above Cinderella Castle every night with “Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky.” The dazzling display at Magic Kingdom Park will be orchestrated to an upbeat musical tribute to America as patriotic lighting covers the Castle.

The Walt Disney World Resort fireworks spectacular takes place at 9 p.m. on July 3 and 4, and 10 p.m. on July 1, 2, 5, 6 and 7.

Walt Disney World Resort guests will also be treated to a fun-filled spectacle as Goofy, Donald and Pluto, dressed as a colonial fife and drum corps, join a spirited procession down Main Street, U.S.A, prior to the daily Celebrate a Dream Come True parade at Magic Kingdom Park. The pre-parade features the Main Street Philharmonic, Citizens of Main Street and Walt Disney’s historic horse-drawn calliope.

Across the Resort, you will also find treats inspired by our traditional American celebration. You’ll be able to try the Red, White and Blue Strawberry Shortcake at Storybook Treats in Magic Kingdom Park and the Fourth of July Cupcake with apple pie filling, caramel buttercream and apple crisp topping at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom or Downtown Disney. At Epcot, you can taste the Skillet-Baked Peach Cobbler with Vanilla Whipped Cream or the Red, White and Blue “Baked Alaska” Mousse.

At the Disneyland Resort, we’re saluting our nation’s birth in a big way with “Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky.”

The Disneyland Resort fireworks spectacular will be held each night at 9:30 p.m. during Independence Week.

Every evening, you can also wear a pair of illuminated Mouse Ears and “Glow with the Show” during performances of “Celebrate America!” at Disneyland park and the patriotic pre-show to “World of Color” at Disney California Adventure park.

And at the Disneyland Resort, you can enjoy Red, White and Blue Mason Jar Desserts at Carnation Café, and Patriotic Cotton Candy, Apple Pie Pockets or 4th of July Cupcakes, in shops all along Main Street, U.S.A., at Disneyland park.

Whichever Disney park you visit in America, you’ll discover a weeklong celebration from July 1-7. Let us know in the comments when you’re visiting.


  • Sounds great! Can’t wait to celebrate my first visit to Disneyland on July 4-7!!

  • Where is your favorite location in Magic Kingdom to watch the fireworks? We’ll be there July 3. How about Epcot? We’ll be there July 4th. Can’t wait!

  • I’m traveling from Boston for what will be my 23rd visit to Disney, my daughters fourth. Her birthday is July 3rd so remember to wish miss Alexis a happy seventh birthday while you’re watching those beautiful fireworks!

  • Where can I view the new Americana merchandise, specifically “ears”?

  • Awwww we don’t get any patriotic characters at Disneyland??

  • This will be my family’s first visit to Disney World and we will be there June 29th thru July 5th. We have no idea where to start and what we should do first. Any suggestions? We have 5 adults and 7 kids ages 10,9,9,8,7,5 and 3. We are really excited about our visit and want to make the best memories for the kids.

  • Will the fourth of July Fireworks at Hollywood Studios and Epcot be on July 1 – 7 as well. I’d like to see them all.

  • Hey Tom,

    I am still a little confused about the Wishes Information. In your blog post you state that the 4th of July Concert in the Sky show will be at 10pm on July 1,2,5,6,and 7. However in your reply to me you state that Wishes will be at 10pm those nights. Can you clarify this? I really appreciate it! Thank you.

  • Will Fourth of July fireworks displays also be presented at Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studious throughout the week (other than the usual July 4th)?

  • Hooray! Our family will be at WDW that week!

  • What are the dates for the Disneyland Resort? Are they also July 1st-7th?

    • Hi Christopher, yes – it’s a weeklong celebration at both parks.

  • Will Wishes still be played on the nights of July 1, 2, 5, 6 and 7 at Magic Kingdom Park?

  • We’ll be there to meet up with friends July 2 & 3. Looking forward to our visit and these fun patriotic desserts. I hope at least one of them is gluten-free. 🙂

  • What’s the Limited Time Magic for the rest of July?

    • Hi Penny, keep checking here on Fridays – that’s when we’re posting details on upcoming “Limited Time Magic” surprises. Thanks.

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