Disney World Events

July 4th at Walt Disney World


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

4th of July at Walt Disney World Theme Parks



July 4th at Walt Disney World



July 4th, 2017

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


July 4th, 2017

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.

9:00 pm - IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth will feature The Heartbeat of Freedom, a 5-minute patriotic fireworks finale.


Animal Kingdom

Guests can enjoy Rivers of Light at 9:15 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

Disney Springs

There will be no fireworks at Disney Springs.


Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

July 4th, 2017


Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa will be hosting a special ticketed All-American July 4 cookout from 7-8:30 p.m. to celebrate Independence Day. Tickets will cost $120 plus tax for adults, and $59 plus tax for ages 3-11; gratuity is included.

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.

Reservations are now available for this special 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.