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Make Plans to Celebrate the Fourth of July at Walt Disney World Resort

Shawn Slater

by , Senior Communications Manager, Disney Live Entertainment

Independence Day is less than a month away, and the parks at Walt Disney World Resort will be celebrating our nation’s birthday with some star-spangled salutes to America!

If you’re planning a visit for the 4th of July, here are some highlights of the special entertainment planned for that day:

  • Epcot – On July 4, enjoy special evening concerts of great American songs by Voices of Liberty at 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the America Gardens Theatre. During the day, you can also meet Mickey and the gang in patriotic attire outside The American Adventure, and at 9 p.m. that night “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” joins the celebration with the addition of a heart-pounding, all-American grand finale!
  • Magic Kingdom Park – At 9:15 p.m. on both July 3 and 4, “Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” rockets into the air above – and all around – the park. Since this special, fireworks spectacular will be presented two nights in a row, you can start the celebration early if you like. Each evening will also see special DJ parties hosted in Frontierland and Tomorrowland, where you can get a great view of the fireworks!
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Spend the Fourth celebrating one of the greatest icons of American popular culture at Disney’s Hollywood Studios with “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular.” This one-of-a-kind show blasts off at 10 p.m. with fireworks, lasers, projection effects and more!

There’s no better place to celebrate the red, white and blue this Fourth of July than Walt Disney World Resort!


  • are there any official details about the 5k at Fort Wilderness on the 3rd? such as price or what’s included(t-shirt)?

    • Kim – That’s not an Entertainment offering, but I did find this information in the official press release about holiday activities: 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.

  • Are there any plans to stream the 4th of July fireworks this year? It has become a highlight for my family the last couple of years.

    • Christian – I believe the #DisneyParksLIVE team is working on plans to do a live stream that night. Stay tuned to Disney Parks Blog for all the details!

  • Is there a fireworks display at Disney Springs 7/4/18? If so, where is the best place to view them?

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