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The Ultimate Guide to Disney World 4th of July Celebrations

Join Mickey and friends for the Disney World 4th of July celebrations in Orlando, Florida as we celebrate America’s Independence Day! The Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Epcot will all be presenting fireworks displays, parades and festive fun in honor of our nation’s birthday. Plus, all of the events and displays are included with your Disney World tickets.

Here’s a detailed look at the Disney World 4th of July schedule:

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July 3rd and 4th, 2017

9:00 pm: Celebrate America: A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky Fireworks

“Disney’s Celebrate America: A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” is a 15-minute 360-degree fireworks spectacular known as one of the best firework displays in the nation. This lively tribute to the Stars and Stripes astounds audiences in an epic performance you will never forget!

During the day you can catch Goofy, Donald and Pluto leading a procession down Main Street USA. Remember to catch the Festival of Fantasy Parade at 12:00 pm and 3:30 pm for a truly magical day at the Magic Kingdom.

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July 4th, 2017

9:00 pm: Fantasmic!

Although Disney’s Hollywood Studios won’t have a specific 4th of July celebration, you can still enjoy mesmerizing and towering fireworks at the iconic Fantasmic! show performed each night. We recommend arriving to the show early to secure your seats.

New to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Star Wars: A Galatic Spectacular leverages the music, magic and characters you know and love along with special effects and fireworks to immerse audiences into the Star Wars saga. Performed at 9:30 pm nightly, you might want to add a bit of the force to your Disney World 4th of July celebrations!

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July 4th, 2017

9:00 pm: llumiNations: Reflections of Earth

When celebrating a Disney World 4th of July, consider going to Epcot for a fireworks spectacular. On Independence Day, this fireworks display is an enhanced version of the original production, featuring a show that celebrates our planet’s history and a few extra special additions for the holiday!

At the tail end of the show, IllumiNations will feature a tribute to the Red, White, and Blue the only way Disney knows how. What will that look like? You’ll have to stick around and see!

A few of the best viewing spots at Epcot include the entrance of World Plaza Showcase, the bridge between Face and the United Kingdom and the waterside dock across from the Italy pavilion.

Also, throughout the day, be on the lookout for notable patriotic icons and Disney characters dressed their best for the 4th of July. Special concerts and performances occur throughout the park as well. Please consult the park’s day of schedule for performance times and destinations.

Celebrate a Disney World 4th of July

Watching 4th of July fireworks from Walt Disney World is an indescribable feeling. Remember to get to your fireworks spot early, charge your phone or camera, and sit back and enjoy a fireworks experience unlike any other.


Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Orlando to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.
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