Disney World Events

July 4th at Walt Disney World


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



The fireworks show will be streamed live on the Disney Parks Blog beginning at 8:50pm EST.

July 4th at Walt Disney World



July 4th, 2016

9:30pm - "Star Wars - A Galactic Spectacular" fireworks show


July 4th, 2016

Throughout the day, Mickey, Donald, and Goofy 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 on the America Gardens Theatre stage.

1:00, 2:15, 3:30, 4:00, 4:45pm - Spirit of America Fife & Drum Corps return for one day in the America pavilion


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

5:15, 6:30, 7:45, 9:00 pm - Stayin' Alive 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

Specialty cupcakes with apple pie filling will be available at Creature Comforts.


Disney Springs

There will be no fireworks at Disney Springs.


Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa will be holding a special ticketed event to celebrate Independence Day. Tickets will cost $120 plus tax for adults, and $59 plus tax for ages 3-9. The ticketed event will take place on the hotel’s Marina. For the event, guests will be served grilled steak and shrimp along with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The event will conclude with guests watching the holiday fireworks from the resort.

Reservations are now available for this event. To make a reservation call 407-WDW-DINE.


***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.