A note from Mommy Frog: We are leaping with joy because fireworks are back! Disney has just announced that "Happily Ever After" at Magic Kingdom and "EPCOT Forever" at EPCOT return July 1, 2021. Just in time for Fourth of July, we can't wait to see these nighttime spectaculars after all this time!
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 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.
Spectacular Ways to Celebrate Fourth of July at Disney World
In past years, Magic Kingdom typically celebrates the stars and stripes with "Disney's Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky" on July 3 and July 4. Upon reopening in July 2020, the nighttime spectaculars did not return to any of the parks. But, after a whole year without fireworks, we are so hoppy to say fireworks are back! Starting July 1, 2021, "Happily Ever After," the nighttime spectacular featuring Disney characters projected onto Cinderella Castle, returns to Magic Kingdom! We can't wait to celebrate the Fourth of July (and the rest of the summer) by watching our favorite night show! At this time, it has not been announced that "Disney's Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky" will be offered this year, but "Happily Ever After" alone is enough for us.
If you want to reminisce or stay in the patriotic spirit after the holiday, watch Tad's video of "Disney's Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky" on our YouTube channel.
Enjoy a nighttime spectacular at EPCOT with "EPCOT Forever," also returning July 1, 2021! Enjoy fireworks, music and lighting throughout the World Showcase as we celebrate the past, present and future of EPCOT.
One of our Fourth of July Disney World traditions includes hearing the Voices of Liberty a cappella group. To be fair, seeing is this group is a tradition every time our webbed feet step into EPCOT. In previous years, you could see one of your Disney pals dressed up in their best "Spirit of '76" attire, along with themed food and drink. Stay tuned for more possible Fourth of July offerings!
Fourth of July Treats
As for any holiday, you can usually find special red, white and blue-themed treats around Disney World Resort, including at the theme parks, hotels and Disney Springs. Disney may release a foodie guide a few days before, so keep an eye out!
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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