How to Have a Disney Fourth of July

Here’s what’s happening at Walt Disney World to celebrate the Fourth of July. Fireworks abound this year, along with cool concerts, new parades and special shows. Best of all, the Disney theme parks are all open late!

Disney Fourth of July - The Magic Kingdom

  • Opens at 8 a.m. and closes at 1 a.m.
  • Disney’s Celebrate America! – A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” – 9 p.m.
  • “SpectroMagic” nighttime parade – 10:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m.
  • Disney ticket required for admission

Disney Fourth of July at Epcot

  • Future World opens at 8 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m.
  • World Showcase opens at 11 a.m. and closed at 10 p.m.
  • Historic character appearances throughout the day at the American Pavilion
  • Extra shows by the Voices of Liberty, the American Adventure musical group
  • Special Fourth finale added to “Illuminations: Reflections of Earth” – 10 p.m.
  • Sounds Like Summer Concert Series performers: Bjorn Again, an ABBA tribute.
  • Disney ticket required for admission

Disney Fourth of July at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Open 9 a.m. till 10 p.m.
  • New! Block Party Bash interactive parade at 3 p.m.
  • Fourth of July fireworks are at 9 p.m.
  • The “Fantasmic!” show goes on at 10:30 p.m.
  • Disney ticket required for admission

Disney Fourth of July at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • Open 9 a.m. till 8 p.m.
  • Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade 4 p.m.
  • Disney ticket required for admission

Disney Fourth of July at Downtown Disney

  • Fourth of July fireworks at 10:30 p.m.
  • No Disney ticket needed to explore the dining, entertainment and shopping at Downtown Disney!

There are a few places on Disney property, besides the Disney parks themselves, that offer a fine view of the Fourth of July fireworks at Walt Disney World. And you don’t need a Disney ticket to get in!

To see the Magic Kingdom’s fireworks show from a different perspective, dine atop Disney’s Contemporary Resort at the California Grill around show time, and you’ll be served a delicious treat that is not even on the menu!

Or check out the Fourth of July celebrations going on at Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios from Disney’s Boardwalk. From this vantage point, you can see the fireworks from both Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

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