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Celebrate the Fourth of July at Walt Disney World Resort

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Experiences

The Fourth of July is one week away and the parks at Walt Disney World Resort are gearing up to celebrate our nation’s birthday with entertainment, scrumptious treats and patriotic pageantry!  If you’re joining us, we have some highlights and tips on how to make your Independence Day extra magical.  

Magic Kingdom Park “Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” will offer booming fireworks orchestrated to patriotic melodies at Magic Kingdom Park on both July 3 and July 4 at 9:15 p.m. Fans who are not able to join in the Independence Day celebration at the park can view a special July 4 live stream of the dazzling fireworks display right her on the Disney Parks Blog. Here’s more entertainment planned at Magic Kingdom Park: 

  • A fuzzy cast of Muppets – Miss Piggy, Kermit, Fozzie Bear and friends will reenact famous moments in American history in a whimsical way during “The Muppets Present … Great Moments in History.” The live show is performed several times daily near the Hall of Presidents in Liberty Square.
  • Guests can dance the night away with DJs spinning tunes at a Hoedown Throwdown in Frontierland and an out-of-this-world Galactic Gathering in Tomorrowland. 

Epcot  “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” will end its nearly 20-year run on September 30, 2019. So this will be the last chance to experience the patriotic Fourth of July grand finale of this beloved nighttime spectacular. “The Heartbeat of Freedom” fireworks extravaganza will begin immediately following the 9 p.m. “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” display.  Here’s more entertainment planned at Epcot: 

  • The Voices of Liberty will perform great American tunes during a Fourth of July concert on the America Gardens Theatre stage at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m. on July 4. The group also will perform in the rotunda inside The American Adventure pavilion at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Guests can meet favorite Disney characters donning their “Spirit of 76” patriotic attire at The American Adventure throughout the day on July 4.
  • And guests can indulge in themed eats and sips honoring Independence Day throughout the park – everything from patriotic cupcakes and special dining packages to red, white, and blue sangria and a Boom Berry Lemonade.

Also, be on the lookout for special Fourth of July decor at Disney Springs and specialty Food and Beverage items at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and at select Walt Disney World Resorts.  

Join us as we celebrate the red, white and blue this Fourth of July at the Walt Disney World Resort! 


  • Will there be fireworks at Disney Springs for 4th of July?

  • Magic kingdom is the only park the celebrate july 4?

  • Can I go to one of the MK resorts and watch the magic kingdom 4th of july fireworks from there?

  • If MK reached capacity, can you still get in of you have FPs for the afternoon?? On the 4th of July

  • Will there be a live feed of the fireworks this year?

    • Hi Kathryn, we’re live streaming “Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” from Magic Kingdom Park on July 4. Our stream, which you can catch right here on the Disney Parks Blog, will begin at 9:13 p.m. ET.

  • What time will the character meet and greets start at The American Adventure on July 4th?

  • At Epcot it states special dining packages for the 4th??? I haven’t seen anything. Would love to know. Thanks

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