Patriotic Events at Disney

The 4th of July is a popular time to visit the Disney Parks and with good reason! There are lots of great events to attend and you can’t beat Disney’s fireworks.

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Celebrate 4th of July with Walt Disney World Fireworks Displays

“Brightly colored fireworks lit up the night sky as a patriotic medley filled the air at Magic Kingdom. The stars and stripes could be seen projected onto Cinderella Castle. This moment and so many similar ones from Independence Days over the years have become my favorite 4th of July memories. For me, there is no better way to celebrate Independence Day than with the dazzling fireworks displays at Walt Disney World.” – Kimberly


The Muppets present Great Moments in History

“Muppet humor is a certain kind of humor that I think people either love or hate.  And I happen to be one of those people who love some Muppet humor.  Their movies and the TV show have me constantly cracking up.  And I love how they can be funny while still being so family friendly.  So when they announced they were adding a new Muppets show into Liberty Square about a year ago, I was super excited!” – Becky

The Muppets present Great Moments in History

Nighttime spectacles will light up each park at Walt Disney World:

Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky
Magic Kingdom Park commemorates the Fourth with brilliant fireworks choreographed to patriotic music. The red, white and blue extravaganza will bathe the sky on both July 3 and July 4 at 9 p.m.

IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth
This nightly Epcot favorite adds a patriotic twist to the show, with a special laser light finale celebrating America. Fireworks will blast off at 9 p.m. on July 4.

Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular
Celebrate Star Wars, a great icon of American culture, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This one-of-a-kind show takes to the sky at 9:30 p.m. nightly.

Rivers of Light
Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s newest nighttime show celebrates a connection with nature through light, water and fire. Rivers of Light has two showings nightly, 9:15 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

Other Independence Day fun and entertainment includes:

  • The talented Voices of Liberty a cappella group will perform traditional Americana tunes during a 4th of July Concert on the America Gardens Theatre stage at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m. The vibrant American Music Machine will perform pop hits, at noon, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 and 3:50 p.m.
  • Meet favorite Disney Characters — all dressed up to celebrate America’s birthday – throughout the day at the American Adventure Pavilion at Epcot.
  • The Muppets Present…Great Moments in History: Miss Piggy, Kermit, Fozzie Bear and friends reenact famous moments in American history in a whimsical way. The live show is performed daily in Liberty Square.
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa hosts an All-American July 4 cookout from 7-8:30 p.m. The star-spangled feast includes grilled steak and shrimp, hot dogs, baked beans, sides, plus specialty drinks, beer and wine. There’s a live DJ and crafts for kids. After dinner, head to the Grand Floridian Marina for sweets and a view of the Magic Kingdom Park’s July 4 fireworks. Cost is $120 plus tax, gratuity is included; $59 ages 3 to 11. For reservations, 407-WDW-DINE.
Patriotic Events at Disney

Photo Credit: WDW News

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By | 2017-06-27T08:06:14+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Riding the Rails|

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  1. Jerusha July 1, 2015 at 10:29 am - Reply

    Another great edition of Riding the Rails! Thank you for collecting this information in one spot. Makes it so much easier to research! – Jerusha,

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