U-S-A! U-S-A! The Fourth of July is a Frog Family favorite. Around our frog pond, we put up an American flag, break out the hot dogs (mustard, no ketchup) and are treated to Leap's backyard fireworks display (all of which are purchased and shot legally, of course). As fine as Leap's Fourth of July fireworks display is, it's simply not as dazzling as the festivities on the Fourth of July at Disney World (even when it's not the holiday).
If you're going to be at Disney World on the Fourth of July — LUCKY YOU! — there will be tons of ways to celebrate America's independence. If you're planning a trip around the Fourth of July, know that there are always special celebrations and fireworks at Disney World to mark the occasion. The special fireworks at Magic Kingdom really go to the next level with extra perimeter fireworks for a patriotic display. And of course, enjoy specialty treats to celebrate the occasion.
We think there's no better place to celebrate the Fourth of July than Disney World. Here are all of the special offerings available for your frog family to enjoy!
Spectacular Ways to Celebrate Fourth of July at Disney World
When you think of the Fourth of July, you, of course, think of fireworks. Well, no one does fireworks better than Disney! Magic Kingdom celebrates the stars and stripes with "Disney's Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky" on July 3 and July 4. The performance will go off at 9:20 p.m. each night, and will be in place of "Disney Enchantment." The special nighttime spectacular has not been shown since 2019, so we are very excited that it's back! The perimeter fireworks are really something else — at one point you are surrounded by fireworks. And the great thing is, you have two days to see it, which helps with distributing crowds, as well.
You'll also be able to dance the night away in Tomorrowland and Frontierland, which will have live DJs playing hoppin' tunes.
Over at EPCOT, you can celebrate with a performance of the dazzling "Harmonious." This inspiring nighttime spectacular will be held at 9:20 p.m. around the World Showcase Lagoon. Following "Harmonious," enjoy a one-night-only presentation of "Heartbeat of Freedom."
Throughout the day, be sure to visit The American Adventure Pavilion as a perfect way to celebrate our nation's history. Sometimes characters will meet in special outfits for the occasion, but this has not been confirmed for 2022.
One of our Fourth of July Disney World traditions includes hearing the Voices of Liberty a cappella group. To be fair, seeing this group is a tradition every time our webbed feet step into EPCOT. They perform throughout the day in the American Adventure rotunda.
July 4th is also the last day of the EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival, so be sure to get your festival favorites before they're gone!
Many of the Walt Disney World Resort hotels will offer special activities for the Fourth of July weekend. From specialty food and drink to themed pool activities, there will be plenty of chances to celebrate Independence Day! Channel Captain America with some Marvel trivia or head to New Orleans with "Princess and the Frog" (our favorite movie under the stars, of course). Be sure to check with your specific resort on any special offerings.
Specialty Food and Drink
As for any holiday, you can find special red, white and blue-themed treats around Disney World Resort, including at the theme parks, hotels and Disney Springs. From the Star-Spangled Cupcake at the resorts to the Liege Waffle at Connections Eatery, we want to try them all! Check out Disney's foodie guide for all the delicious details.
No matter where you are celebrating the Fourth of July, we hope it's a ribbeting day for you and your loved ones!
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