Celebrate 4th of July at Walt Disney World in STYLE this year!

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Believe it or not, Independence Day 2024 is right around the corner, and the Most Magical Place on Earth is ready with one of the biggest celebrations in the country! Red, white, & blue will sparkle throughout the resort as Walt Disney World celebrates Fourth of July with a lineup LOADED with fireworks & live entertainment! Here are 11 ways to celebrate the stars & stripes in just a few weeks at The Vacation Kingdom of the World!

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1. Magic Kingdom Fireworks

The fan-favorite Independence Day spectacular “Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” will delight guests everywhere as the firework show lights up the nighttime sky over Magic Kingdom Park. The show also features a simultaneous fireworks display over nearby Seven Seas Lagoon, meaning guests of nearby Magic Kingdom Resort hotels can take in the incredible celebration! This special fireworks show will take place on July 3rd and July 4th, at 9:20 p.m. on both nights.

“Portraits of Courage: A Commander’s Tribute to America’s Warriors,” a special exhibit from the George W. Bush Institute at EPCOT

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2. Take in the All-New Veterans Portraits at EPCOT’s American Adventure

A brand new special exhibit has just debuted in EPCOT, titled Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors. The exhibit is apart of the George W. Bush Institute that debuted in early June at the Park.

According to Disney, “this extraordinary art exhibit brings together more than 60 vibrant oil paintings by President Bush of service members and veterans who have served in military uniform with honor since 9/11 and whom the President has come to know personally since leaving office.” The exhibit is open daily during regular Park operating hours, including on July 4th.

3. Dance the night away at Magic Kingdom Park

On both July 3rd & July 4th, live DJs will be mixing tunes at a dance party in front of Cinderella Castle and throughout the park at Magic Kingdom during special extended park hours: July 3, 8 a.m.-midnight; July 4, 8 a.m.-1 a.m.

Heartbeat of Freedom following Luminous The Symphony of Us at EPCOT

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4. Heartbeat of Freedom following Luminous The Symphony of Us at EPCOT 

Magic Kingdom isn’t the only Park getting in on the incredible 4th of July fireworks, as a sensational patriotic fireworks display called “The Heartbeat of Freedom” will follow the new nighttime EPCOT fireworks show Luminous “The Symphony of Us.” This red, white, & blue pyro display will take place on July 3rd and July 4th, at 9 p.m. both nights.

5. Voices of Liberty Harmonies at EPCOT

Keep the patriotic vibes going at EPCOT with the sounds of Americana from the legendary a cappella vocal group, the Voices of Liberty. These renowned singers perform daily at EPCOT’s The American Adventure.

Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse and Goofy dress in their patriotic best to celebrate the Fourth of July at Walt Disney World Resort

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6. Special Photo Ops with Patriotic Disney Pals

Mickey & friends are dressed for the American spirit in their “Spirit of ’76” attire and will be meeting guests throughout the day in EPCOT’s The American Adventure.

Spaceship Earth at EPCOT Glitters in Red, White and Blue for July 4

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7. Spaceship Earth Glitters in Red, White and Blue

One of the most iconic sights in all of Walt Disney World won’t be missing out on the festive fun, as Spaceship Earth at EPCOT will be illuminated in bright red, white and blue colors each night.

Barbeque Pulled Chicken Sandwich available at Regal Eagle Smokehouse in EPCOT

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8. Holiday-Worthy Food & Drink

Walt Disney World guests can dazzle their taste buds with all-new indulgences debuting this year across the resort for the 4th of July holiday. These new entry’s will be joined by the return of of fan-favorites such as the Barbeque Pulled Chicken Sandwich at EPCOT’s Regal Eagle Smokehouse. Be on the lookout for the July 4th Foodie Guide, dropping next week on June 25th!

Disney Fourth of July Merchandise: The Disney Americana Collection includes a Loungefly Mini Backpack and Ear Headband along with a variety of tees.

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9. Gear Up with Disney Americana Collection

Guests can celebrate Independence Day the fashionable way with a special collection of merchandise featuring red, white and blue colors and patriotic Mickey Mouse apart of the Disney Americana Collection. This new collection includes a Loungefly Mini Backpack and Ear Headband along with a variety of tees. The collection will be available for a limited time at World of Disney at Disney Springs, Emporium at Magic Kingdom, Creations at EPCOT, and at Discovery Trading Company at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park.

10. Celebrate at Disney Resort Hotels

More than just the Disney Parks are getting in on the action! Select Walt Disney World Resort hotels will celebrate with classic summertime fun, including surprise character appearances, campfires, sing-alongs and marshmallow roasts to Movies Under the Stars and children’s activities. Activities will take place throughout the day & evening on July 3rd & July 4th, with schedules subject to change based on the resort.

11. Commemorate the Spirit of America Every Day

Apart from July, America is honored year-round at Walt Disney World with fan-favorite rides & attractions that pay tribute to the country’s history. These include:

  1. The Daily Flag Retreat at Magic Kingdom
  2.  Main Street, U.S.A. at Magic Kingdom
  3. Liberty Square at Magic Kingdom
  4. The American Adventure at EPCOT
  5. The Liberty Square Riverboat at Magic Kingdom

It’s not too late to miss out on the patriotic 4th of July action, as you can still plan your very own Walt Disney World Resort vacation for the American celebration! Fill out the form below to get a complimentary quote for your own trip

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