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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. There will be two views - a camera in front of Cinderella Castle and a camera from the Polynesian Village Resort.  If viewing from a desktop computer, you will be able to switch between the two views.

July 4th at Walt Disney World



July 4th, 2015

5:45 pm - A DJ will take the stage and keep the party going until fireworks time.

10:15 pm - "Rockin' 4th of July Celebration" - Fireworks with a rock n' roll soundtrack


July 4th, 2015

Throughout the day, Chip 'n' Dale 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 - Don't Look Back 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.


2014 4th of July near Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel

 Taproom Takeover - July 2-8

Regionally brewed craft beers will be served at Cabana Bar and Beach Club.  Eight different brews will be on tap as the hotel partners with Cigar City Brewing of Tampa. Several of the beers will also be available in the Lobby Lounge in the Dolphin.

On July 4, this event will also be a fundraiser for Operation Homefront, an organization that provides emergency support to military families all over the U.S.  A portion of the proceeds from sales of Homefront IPA will be donated to the organization. Homefront IPA was developed in 2011 specifically to raise money and awareness for Operation Homefront.  It is aged on Louisville Slugger maple bats and infused with fresh orange peel.

Other beers to be served include Helles Lager, Invastion Pale Ale, Maduro Brown Ale, Jai Lai IPA, Cigar City Cider, Cigar City Apple Pie Cider, Florida Cracker White Ale, Tocobaga Red Ale, Wandering Pelican Black Ale, and Cuban Espresso Brown Ale. 


Celebration Town Center

Celebration Town Center’s World Famous 4th of July event joins forces with MegaCon to bring the second annual “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 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”.