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July 4th at Walt Disney World - 2014 times and events not yet released


Independence Day at Disney World - July 4th Fireworks & Parades


NOTE: Unless noted, all fireworks displays and parades
will operate on their normal schedules.

4th of July at Walt Disney World Theme Parks



This year, the fireworks spectacular takes place every night July 1-7!  Fireworks will be at 10:00, except for the 3rd and 4th, when they will be presented at 9:00pm.

You'll be seeing red, white and blue all over the park, from Cinderella Castle to special-edition merchandise including U.S.A. shirts, ear hats and much more.  A patriotic pre-parade will feature Goofy, Donald and Pluto and take place before the daily Celebrate a Dream Come True parade. Also taking part in the pre-parade will be the Main Street Philharmonic, Citizens of Main Street and a historic horse-drawn calliope.

  • July 3rd, 2013
    9:00 pm - "Celebrate America - A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky" Fireworks

  • July 4th, 2013
    9:00 pm - "Celebrate America - A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky" Fireworks

July 4th at Walt Disney World



July 4th, 2013

6:00 pm - Rockin' 4th of July Celebration!  Be at the Sorcerer Hat at 6:00 as a DJ gets the party started!  At 7, 8, 9 and 10pm, Mulch, Sweat & Shears will rock the stage!

10:15 pm - Fireworks with a rock n' roll soundtrack


July 4th, 2013

From 11:30 am - 2:30 pm and from 3:30 - 6:00pm, Betsy Ross, Ben Franklin and Disney characters in their patriotic costumes will appear on the promenade near The American Adventure.

12:30, 1:45, 3:00pm - Voices of Liberty 4th of July Concert (features an expanded cast performing a patriotic salute, including the Spirit of America Fife and Drum Corps and Disney characters) - on the America Gardens Theatre stage.

4:15 and 5:00pm - Voices of Liberty inside the American Adventure Rotunda

5:15, 6:30, 7:45, 9:00 pm - Slippery When Wet performs at the Sounds Like Summer concert series

10:00 pm - IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth will feature The Heartbeat of Freedom, a 5-minute patriotic fireworks finale.


Animal Kingdom

There are no special events planned at Animal Kingdom.


Downtown Disney

There will be no fireworks at Downtown Disney.

***Please note these days are some of the busiest of the year. If you are visiting a theme park during this holiday, you should arrive early and expect to stay for the remainder of the day. 

Historically, the parks do reach capacity and guests will no longer be able to enter once this occurs.  Having a dining reservation will not get you into the park once it is closed.

If you are staying at a Disney Resort, you are guaranteed entry to a theme park, but not necessarily the one of your choosing. Again, get to the park early and plan on making a full day of it.

4th of July near Walt Disney World


Celebration Town Center

Celebration Town Center’s World Famous 4th of July event joins forces with MegaCon to bring the first ever “A Sci-Fi 4th of July” to Central Florida.

Celebration Town Center’s “A Sci-Fi 4th of July” will feature a movie themed costume contest at 7:30 PM, so come dressed as your favorite character for a chance to win big prizes. It will also feature a synchronized fireworks spectacular set to a Sci-Fi themed soundtrack, bounce houses for kids, live music by Oliver’s Queen, Jordyn Kane, DJ Tami, Gina Marie Incandela and an unforgettable tribute to our Veterans. So, get ready to dance the night away in a one of a kind, family-friendly event with a fireworks show you will be talking about for years.

There will be something for people of all ages as Town Center’s KidZone will feature an assortment of inflatable games for kids and teens that will include a jousting area, bounce houses, face painting and more.

Additional music will be offered by The Dixieland Jazz Band. This unique group, made up of former members of the “Rosie O’Grady’s Good Time Band” will offer patriotic music for the whole family to enjoy. Sponsored in part by MegaCon, Melia Suites Hotel, The Celebration Town Tavern, Celebration Sanitation, Axis Magazine, The Orlando Sentinel and Sam Adams, this event will be “the can’t miss place to be” this July 4th.

Parking and Admission are FREE!!!!

Free Park and Ride Shuttle will be available from 215 Celebration Place. Come early, stay late, and have fun at this year’s “A Sci-Fi 4th of July”.


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Friday 4/18/2014
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