LIVE Coverage from Disney's Riviera Resort - 12/16/19 at 9pm EST on Facebook. Click Here

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


Magic Kingdom

"Disney's Celebrate America - A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky"

NOTE: Happily Ever After fireworks will not take place on July 3 or 4, 2019.

Disney fans are invited to tune in from around the world to watch ‘Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky’ live from Magic Kingdom on the 4th of July. In case you missed the live stream, you can watch the replay HERE.

A fuzzy cast of Muppets – Miss Piggy, Kermit, Fozzie Bear and friends – reenact famous moments in American history in a whimsical way during “The Muppets Present … Great Moments in History.” The live show is performed several times daily near the Hall of Presidents in Liberty Square.

FUN FACT: The Liberty Bell in Liberty Square is a replica cast from the same mold of the original in Philadelphia; it was placed in Magic Kingdom Park in recognition of the bicentennial of the United States Constitution in 1987.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

July 4th, 2019

9:30 p.m. - "Star Wars - A Galactic Spectacular" fireworks show

Fireworks are just one portion of this immersive nighttime experience at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Adding state-of-the-art projection effects, dynamic lighting and lasers, the show transports guests to a galaxy far, far away and into iconic scenes from the Star Wars saga.

FUN FACT: The show now includes an all-new sequence from Solo: A Star Wars Story.


July 4th, 2019

A cappella vocal group Voices of Liberty will perform great American tunes during a Fourth of July concert on the America Gardens Theatre stage at 5:30, 6:45, and 8 p.m. on July 4. The group also will perform in the rotunda inside The American Adventure pavilion at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.


Guests can meet favorite Disney characters donning their “Spirit of ’76” patriotic attire at The American Adventure throughout the day on July 4.

“IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” will end its nearly 20-year run on September 30, 2019. So this will be the last chance to experience the patriotic Fourth of July grand finale of this beloved nighttime spectacular. “The Heartbeat of Freedom” fireworks extravaganza will begin immediately following the 9 p.m. “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” display.

Guests can indulge in themed eats and sips honoring Independence Day throughout the park – everything from patriotic cupcakes and special dining packages to red, white, and blue sangria, and a Boom Berry Lemonade.

FUN FACT: More than 26,000 feet of lights outline the Epcot World Showcase pavilions that play a role in “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth.”

Disney Resort Hotels

Guests staying at the Disney Resorts can take advantage of special patriotic activities like pool parties, games, and movie nights.

Disney’s Contemporary Resort is offering Woody's Roundup BBQ, a special event for the Fourth of July holiday weekend:

Sheriff Woody and his Toy Story pals are putting on a shindig that will feature games, crafts, and barbeque goodness.

The holiday weekend celebration will be offered nightly July 4 through 6 from 6:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. and the scene will be set as a “larger-than-life recreation playset of Woody’s Roundup—a rustic, wild western town.”

Woody, Jessie, Bullseye, and Buzz Lightyear will be on-hand and guests can sing and dance as Mr. Microphone plays some of Woody’s favorite tunes.

Playtime activities will include:

A balloon artist will be roaming around and creating favorite Toy Story toys.

Guests will experience the following fireworks shows from the Porte Cochere which provides a spectacular view. Each show begins at approximately 9:15 PM:

The event will be held in the Fantasia Ballroom at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. The price is $149 for ages 10 and up; $99 for ages 3-9 – tax and gratuity are included. Disney Dining Plan entitlements may not be redeemed for this event. Discounts and promotions are not available. Reservations can be made now on Disney’s site.

Tables for this event will be assigned and multiple parties will be seated together. If you are attending with another party and would like to sit together, it’s important to include that information in your reservation.

Below is the menu for each evening of the party:




Kid’s Options


Juices, milk and an assortment of libations—including premium adult beverage options for guests 21 years of age and older.

Disney Springs

There will be no fireworks at Disney Springs.


Patriotic Treats

July 4th, 2019

Select theme parks and resorts will offer exclusive dessert items in honor of Independence Day.

Patriotic PhotoPass Opportunities

Magic Kingdom
Disney Springs
Lastly, guests visiting any of the four Walt Disney World Resort theme parks on July 4th will be able to find select PhotoPass photographers possessing the perfect prop for patriotic picture purposes.


***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.


If you see any discrepancies or corrections, please email us.