Celebrate 4th of July at Walt Disney World

Earlier this week, we mentioned that Walt Disney World was hosting a week-long Independence Day Limited Time Magic promotion. If you’re planning to visit the parks on July 4, you can also expect to enjoy these events.

Magic Kingdom fireworksMagic Kingdom:

  • “Celebrate a Dream Come True” Parade will have additional characters during the week, 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 parade. The will be joined by the Main Street Philharmonic, Citizens of Main Street and Walt Disney’s historic horse-drawn calliope.
  • “Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” takes place at 9pm and features 14 minutes of fireworks.

Epcot:

  • Discovery Experiences at American Adventure will feature Disney characteers adorned in patriotic dress, from 11:30am to 2:30pm and again from 3:30pm to 6pm.
  • Enjoy live entertainment in the America Gardens Theatre with the Voices of Liberty Fourth of July concert, which also includes the Spirit of America Fife and Drum Corps and Disney characters. Shows are at 12:30pm, 1:45pm and 3pm.
  • Special show times for Slippery When Wet (Sounds Like Summer concert series) on the Fourth of July are 5:15pm, 6:30pm, 7:45pm and 9pm.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios:

  • The “Rockin’ 4th of July Celebration” will begin at 6pm, with a DJ at the Sorcerer Hat stage. Mulch, Sweat & Shears takes over, with sets at 7pm, 8pm, 9pm and 10pm, with a special “rock’n’roll” fireworks presentation at 10:15pm.

Walt Disney World theme park hours for July 4 are: Magic Kingdom 9am-11pm; Epcot 9am-10pm; Disney’s Hollywood Studios 9am-10pm; and Disney’s Animal Kingdom 8am-7pm.

All 4th of July events are including in regular park admission.

About Michelle Snow

Michelle is the owner and editor of CitySurfing Orlando. She also owns Zengrrl.com, is a freelance writer specializing in travel and entertainment, and has authored/co-authored four guidebooks on Orlando and Florida. She lives in Orlando near Disney, and hears Magic Kingdom fireworks every night.
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