Fourth of July at Walt Disney World

Spending any holiday at a Walt Disney World theme park can be pretty magical and Independence Day is no exception. EPCOT and the Magic Kingdom have special fireworks shows that are presented specifically on this holiday. The Chefs around the parks and resorts also create specially-themed treats and beverages for the occasion.


  • July 3, 2023
  • 9:20 p.m. - "Disney's Celebrate America - A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky" Fireworks – Magic Kingdom
  • July 4, 2023
    9:20 p.m. - "Disney's Celebrate America - A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky" Fireworks – Magic Kingdom
  • July 4, 2023
    9:00 p.m. - "EPCOT Forever" with 4th of July Heartbeat of Freedom Grand Finale – EPCOT

Magic Kingdom will host a military flyover above Cinderella Castle as a reflection of The Walt Disney Company’s nearly 100-year-long history of supporting the military, dating back to Walt and Roy Disney, who both served during World War I.

Weather permitting, pilots will take the aircraft over Cinderella Castle for an inspiring moment around 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4th, which will be visible to guests at Magic Kingdom Park and select Disney Resort hotels in the Magic Kingdom resort area.


Magic Kingdom

  • No special food announced for 2023.

  • Hollywood Studios

    Backlot Express (Available July 1 through 31)

    • Mickey Apple Pie Cupcake: Yellow cupcake filled with an apple pie filling, topped with a salted caramel buttercream, cinnamon streusel, and garnished with rainbow silver sparkle and red, white, and blue Mickey Ears

    Woody’s Lunchbox (Available July 1 through 31) 

    • 4th of July Lunch Box Tart: Cherry pie filling, vanilla fondant, and star sprinkles


    Connections Cafe (Available July 4 only)

    • Fourth of July Liege Waffle: Brioche dough with pearl sugar 

    Fife & Drum (Currently available) 

    • The American Dream: Frozen Fanta Wild Cherry, vanilla ice cream, and Frozen Fanta Blue Raspberry slushy 

    Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue (Currently available; mobile order available) 

    • Celebrate the regions of American backyard barbecue with classic dishes (Some plant-based items available on the menu) 

    Sunshine Seasons (Available July 1 through 31) 

    • Fourth of July Shake: Red velvet shake with whipped cream and red velvet cake pieces 

    Disney Resort Hotels

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

    Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort, Disney’s All-Star Music Resort, and Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort 

    Intermission Food Court, World Premiere Food Court, and End Zone Food Court (Available through August 31; mobile order available) 

    • Sweet Summertime Favorites: Hot dog éclair with chocolate buttercream, iced sugar cookie ‘fries’, and raspberry dipping sauce

    Disney’s BoardWalk 

    BoardWalk Deli and Carousel Coffee (Available June 27 through July 4)

    • Independence Day Cupcake: Cinnamon cupcake, apple pie filling, and vanilla mascarpone cream
    • Freedom Cheesecake: Red velvet brownie base, vanilla cheesecake, sweet cream, crisp pearls, and white chocolate garnish

    Disney’s Contemporary Resort 

    Contempo Café (Available July 1 through 8; mobile order available) Fourth of July Fruit Tart: Blackberry custard topped with fresh berries and a vanilla panna cotta popsicle

    Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort 

    Centertown Market and Spyglass Grill (Available July 1 through 31; mobile order available) 

    • Star-spangled Brownie Bar: Graham cracker crust and chocolate chip fudgy brownie topped with a brown butter caramel mousse, popping candy, and chocolate décor

    Disney’s Old Key West Resort and Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa 

    Good’s Food to Go and The Artist’s Palette (Available June 27 through July 4; mobile order available at The Artist’s Palette only) 

    • Fourth of July Layer Cake: Layers of red velvet cake with white and blue buttercream filled with a patriotic sprinkle surprise

    Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter and Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside 

    Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory, Riverside Mill Food Court (Available July 1 through 31; mobile order available) 

    • Star-spangled Brownie Bar: Graham cracker crust and chocolate chip fudgy brownie topped with a brown butter caramel mousse, popping candy, and chocolate décor

    Disney’s Riviera Resort 

    Bar Riva (Available June 30 through July 14) 

    • Patriotic Wave: The Mediterranean Wave with the addition of blue curaçao and hibiscus to celebrate both Independence Day and Bastille Day

    Le Petit Café (Available June 27 through July 4) 

    • Patriotic Top Hat: Vanilla bean cheesecake with morello cherries on a Riviera brownie (New) 

    Disney’s Wilderness Lodge 

    Roaring Fork (Available June 27 through July 4; mobile order available) 

    • Lemon Mousse Cake: Lemon cake and white chocolate lemon mousse with a blueberry compote center and chocolate star décor

    Available at Various Disney Resort Hotels (Available June 30 through July 9) 

    • Red, White, and Blue Colada: Bacardi Raspberry Rum blended with flavors of coconut, pineapple, and raspberry purée topped with a float of Bols Blue Curaçao

    Red, White, and Blue Gin and Tonic: Empress 1908 Gin, tonic water, and cranberry and pomegranate juices (New)

    Disney Springs

    There will be no fireworks at Disney Springs.


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