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Spectacular Ways to Celebrate at Disney World for Fourth of July

Fourth of July at Disney World - PinterestU-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 at Disney World for the Fourth of July (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 red, white and blue 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

Magic Kingdom

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, 2024.

The performance will go off at 9:20 p.m. each night, and will be in place of "Happily Ever After." 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.

Get ready to shake your groove thang! Live DJs will play hoppin' tunes in front of Cinderella Castle and throughout the park during extended park hours on July 3, from 8 a.m. until midnight, and on July 4, from 8 a.m. until 1 a.m.

EPCOT

Fourth of July at Disney World — EPCOT Forever

Over at EPCOT, you can celebrate with Luminous The Symphony of Us. This dazzling nighttime spectacular will be held at 9 p.m. around the World Showcase Lagoon. Following the regular fireworks on July 4, there will be a one-night-only presentation of "The Heartbeat of Freedom."

Throughout the day, be sure to visit The American Adventure Pavilion as a perfect way to celebrate our nation's history. While you're there, hop over to see the Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors. This exhibit showcases over 60 oil paintings by President George W. Bush, honoring service members and veterans who have served since 9/11.

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.

And a Frog Family favorite, meet with your favorite Disney pals dressed in their "Spirit of '76" attire. They will meet throughout the day on July 4 at The American Adventure in EPCOT.

Last, but certainly not least, Spaceship Earth will illuminate with red, white and blue colors once the sun sets creating the perfect patriotic backdrop. Have your camera ready!

Resort Hotels

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. Fireworks viewing at specific resorts may be restricted to resort guests only.

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. The Fourth of July Foodie Guide has been released!

From the Red, White and Blue Brownie at the resorts to the Barbecue Pulled Chicken Sandwich at EPCOT, we want to try them all!

Fourth of July - Cupake

MAGIC KINGDOM

Liberty Square Market (Available June 30 through July 6)

  • (New) Red, White and Blue Slushy: Frozen Fanta Blue Raspberry and Fanta Cherry layered with whipped cream and topped with popping candies

Sleepy Hollow (Available June 30 through July 6; mobile order available)

  • (New) Red, White and Blue Funnel Cake: Funnel cake topped with mixed berries, vanilla ice cream and festive sprinkles

EPCOT

Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue (Available June 30 through July 7; mobile order available)

  • Barbecue Pulled Chicken Sandwich with house-made pickles, coleslaw and an onion ring on a brioche roll

ANIMAL KINGDOM

Pizzafari and Restaurantosaurus (Available July 1 through 5; mobile order available)

  • (New) Fourth of July Cupcake: Strawberry cake with blueberry compote, red, white and blue vanilla icing, white chocolate Mickey-shaped decoration and gold star sprinkles

HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

PizzeRizzo (Available June 30 through July 31; mobile order available)

  • Mickey Apple Pie Cupcake: Yellow cupcake filled with apple pie filling, topped with salted caramel buttercream and cinnamon streusel and garnished with rainbow silver sparkle and red, white and blue Mickey ears

Woody’s Lunch Box (Available June 30 through July 31; mobile order available)

  • Fourth of July Lunch Box Tart: Cherry pie filling topped with vanilla fondant and star sprinkles

DISNEY SPRINGS

Amorette’s Patisserie (Available now through July 8; mobile order available)

  • (New) Fourth of July Minnie Mouse Dome: White chocolate and strawberry mousse with vanilla chiffon cake and glaçage

The Ganachery (Available now through July 7)

  • (New) Stars and Stripes Minnie Chocolate Piñata: Dark chocolate shell filled with popping candy-chocolate bark

WALT DISNEY RESORT HOTELS

Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Contempo Café and Gasparilla Island Grill (Available June 30 through July 6; mobile order available)

  • (New) Fourth of July Cheesecake: Strawberry bavarois, lemon cheesecake and blueberry chiffon cheesecake

Available at Various Disney Resort Hotel Quick-Service Restaurants (Available June 30 through July 6; mobile order available)

  • (New) Red, White and Brownie: Red velvet-brown butter brownie with cream cheese icing, graham streusel and caramel; Available at the following locations:
    • Intermission Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
    • End Zone Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
    • Landscape of Flavors at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
    • Centertown Market at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
    • Spyglass Grill at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
    • Everything POP Shopping & Dining at Disney’s Pop Century Resort
    • Riverside Mill Food Court at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
    • Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

Even More Ways to Celebrate

Fourth of July at Disney World - Merch

Here are even more ways to celebrate the Fourth of July at Disney World!

  • Festive merch: Celebrate with the Disney Americana Collection, showcasing Mickey Mouse in festive red, white and blue. This exclusive line includes a Loungefly mini backpack, an ear headband and several stylish tees. You can find these items for a limited time at World of Disney in Disney Springs, the Emporium in Magic Kingdom, Creations Shop in EPCOT and Discovery Trading Company in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Some items are even available online at DisneyStore.com.
  • Flag Retreat ceremony: The Flag Retreat Ceremony at Magic Kingdom is a patriotic event held daily in Town Square on Main Street, U.S.A. It honors veterans and active-duty military personnel with the lowering of the American flag, accompanied by live music and a salute to those who have served. You can find the scheduled time in the My Disney Experience app.
  • Electrical Water Pageant: The Electrical Water Pageant can be viewed from various locations around the Seven Seas Lagoon and concludes with a patriotic finale featuring a display of red, white and blue lights, accompanied by a medley of patriotic music. It's a fun treat to see at the end of the night.

No matter where you are celebrating the Fourth of July, we hope it's a ribbeting day for you and your loved ones!

Planning a trip to Walt Disney World? We've got a ton of helpful information — including an interactive trip-planning timeline! — inside our Orlando vacation planning guide.

Related: Complete Guide to Disney World Events

Related: Hoppin' Tips for Visiting Disney World in the Summer

Hoppy planning!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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Jun 15, 2023 at 5:18 a.m.
Sayoneria Says...

This is always a number 1 spot for a vacation. Disney is put at the top of our list every year.

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Jun 26, 2022 at 10:01 p.m.
Tori Says...

We’re finally going for July 4th this year cannot wait!!

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Jun 27, 2022 at 10:43 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Wooo! We hope you have a frogtastic Fourth of July, Tori!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 26, 2021 at 12:01 p.m.
Angelica Salandy Says...

Our family can’t wait for our first trip out there this July

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May 26, 2021 at 8:19 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Have so much fun, Angelica! :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 1, 2019 at 10:33 p.m.
Eileen Says...

Wish I could be there!

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