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Celebrating the Fourth of July at Walt Disney World Resort

Shawn Slater

by , Senior Communications Manager, Disney Live Entertainment

Independence Day is coming up, and the parks at Walt Disney World Resort are planning to celebrate our nation’s 239th birthday with some star-spangled salutes to America!


If you’re visiting Walt Disney World Resort for the 4th of July, here are some highlights of the special entertainment planned for that day:

  • Magic Kingdom Park “Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” rockets into the air above Cinderella Castle. This special, fireworks spectacular will be presented two nights in a row, at 9 p.m. on both July 3 and 4.
  • Epcot On July 4, enjoy a special concert of great American songs by Voices of Liberty at America Gardens Theater, where they’ll be performing at 12:30 p.m., 1:45 p.m., and 3 p.m. You can also meet Chip ‘n’ Dale in patriotic attire outside The American Adventure, and at 10 p.m. that evening “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” joins the celebration with the addition of a heart-pounding, all-American grand finale.
  • Disney’s Hollywood StudiosThe “Coolest Summer Ever” Dance Party leads up to a “Rockin’ 4th of July Celebration,” as the sky above Disney’s Hollywood Studios ignites in a shower of shimmering light for a pyrotechnic, rock ‘n roll road trip across America. The DJ kicks things off at 5:45 p.m. and keeps the party going until fireworks time at 10:15 p.m.

Looks like the 4th of July is going to be a blast all across Walt Disney World Resort!


  • I am so disappointed, are you going to replay the live stream so we all get to watch.

  • What happen to your live stream of July 4th fireworks? Your web site was unavailable. Are you going to have replay available?

  • Streaming was an absolute bust – we were terribly disappointed as we could not find the streaming on the blog site at all.

  • Never could get the live streaming…DISAPPOINTED

  • SO disappointed!! Could not connect to the blog, kept getting connection error, no info on where to go, tried to google a location in case it was somewhere else and all I saw was “private video” when I thought maybe I was on the correct site. What a mess. Disney – you usually do better than this. And I can’t even watch a recording?! Very sad. 🙁

  • Your not alone. I had very hard time just logging on to the site and not there is not link. Maybe too many eager Firework lovers for the system to deal with.

  • Only seen pictures, no video 🙁

  • can we view the magic kingdom fireworks live on this site? We read something about streaming.

  • how come I cannot view the fireworks from this site. It said they would stream live? We have a really excited 5 year old. 🙁

  • When dinning at the Grand Floridian Resort, we like to watch the fireworks from Narcoossee’s restaurant. They have a nice deck along the lake.

  • We have reservations for dinner at the Grand Floridian Resort at 7 pm. Where is the best place for us to view the MK fireworks from that resort? Thank you!

    • Jessica – The fireworks on Fourth of July are launched from sites around the Magic Kingdom, including Seven Seas Lagoon. Anywhere at the resort where you have a view of the park and the water, you’ll have a great show!

  • Shawn,

    Do you know if Betsy Ross will be doing storytelling this year, or will that old rascal Ben Franklin be walking about?


    • George – You can catch Ben Franklin in the show at the American Adventure attraction, but neither of those historical figures have been spotted walking around World Showcase for several years.

  • will Mulch Sweat and Shears provide the music for the fireworks at Hollywood Studios like in years past?

    • Yulady – The July 4th fireworks at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be presented to recordings of rock ‘n roll hits from across America. Mulch, Sweat & Shears will be entertaining Guests throughout the day on Streets of America.

  • I was wondering will they have any type of Military showing or even a flag ceremony?

    • Henry – An enhanced Flag Retreat ceremony will take place in Town Square at Magic Kingdom Park at 5 p.m. on Saturday.

  • Are all 4th of July events being held at the parks only? Would there be any other events at any of the resorts?

    • Alexes – Individual resorts may have small activities planned, but the main entertainment experiences for Independence Day will be held at Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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