Guests can rock their patriotic Disney Side at Walt Disney World Resort on July 4 to celebrate Independence Day. With themed souvenirs, characters adorned in festive attire and breathtaking fireworks bursting in air, it is a magical celebration to honor America’s birthday.
Patriotic firework displays light up the sky the evenings of July 4:
- A 14-minute fireworks spectacular rockets into the air above Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom both nights at 9 p.m. with “Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky.”
- At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the “Coolest Summer Ever” Dance Party leads up to a “Rockin’ Fourth of July Celebration” fireworks show, a pyrotechnic, rock ‘n roll trip across America, where the DJ kicks things off at 5:45 p.m. and keeps the party going until fireworks time at 10:15 p.m.
- Epcot’s awe-inspiring nighttime spectacular “Illuminations: Reflections of Earth” features a special finale with a bit of red, white and blue flare at 10 p.m. on July 4.
Epcot features a few additional fanfare festivities on July 4 to add to the flag-waving spirit of the holiday. The Voices of Liberty perform a Fourth of July concert at the America Gardens Theatre at 12:30, 1:45, and 3 p.m., and in the American Adventure pavilion at 4:15 and 5 p.m. The celebration proceeds on a high note with the Sounds Like Summer concert series onstage at the America Gardens Theatre featuring “Don’t Look Back – A Boston Tribute Band,” with performances at 5:15, 6:30, 7:45 and 9 p.m. Special patriotic character greetings also are available at various times throughout the day.
In addition to the magnificent fireworks spectacular on July 4, Magic Kingdom guests can enjoy the glowing magic of the “Main Street Electrical Parade” at 10:15 p.m. and 12:15 a.m., complete with a special tribute to America. Guests can also celebrate the occasion with their favorite Disney characters at the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. on July 4.
Independence Day festivities cannot be complete without a few star-spangled souvenirs, including USA shirts, festive trading pins and a patriotic MagicBand. A few festive treats also will be available in various merchandise locations.
The Fourth of July fun continues at the Walt Disney World resort hotels. They will host patriotic poolside activities throughout the day for resort guests, including Fourth of July-themed crafts and games, pool parties and movies under the stars at select resorts.
New in 2015, the Disney Parks Blog is giving guests the opportunity to celebrate the magic of Independence Day at Walt Disney World Resort from home with a live stream of the Magic Kingdom fireworks spectacular, “Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky.” Guests can visit DisneyParksBlog.com for more information and to view the live stream fireworks show at 9 p.m. EST on July 4, 2015.