Walt Disney World Releases Independence Day Entertainment Schedule

Walt Disney World Resort will be celebrating Independence Day with special firework displays, patriotic character meet and greets, and music concerts on July 3rd and July 4th.

Magic Kingdom

“Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” will be shown at 9 PM on both July 3rd and July 4th.

Firework shows at Walt Disney World are pretty impressive, but the fireworks for Independence Day are even more so. In addition to the normal Wishes launch sites, this show uses nine perimeter launch locations, island launch site in the Seven Seas Lagoon, and use of the Water Pageant barges for light show and audio for the Magic Kingdom resorts

Park hours are July 3 – 8 AM to 1 AM, with Extra Magic Hours 1 AM to 3 AM. July 4 – 8 AM to 1 AM.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

At the Studios, the new “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular” show will take place at 9:30 PM.

Park hours are 9 AM to 9:30 PM.


“Illuminations: Reflections of Earth” with a special Independence Day finale at 10 PM on July 4th.

Park hours are 9 AM to 10 PM.

The Voices of Liberty will also perform a Fourth of July concert at the America Gardens Theatre at 12:30 PM, 1:45 PM, and 3 PM, and in the American Adventure pavilion at 4:15 PM and 5 PM. Special patriotic character greetings also are available at various times throughout the day at the American Adventure, along with an opportunity to catch the Spirit of America Fife & Drum Corps outside at 2:15 PM, 3:30 PM, 4 PM and 4:45 PM. The Fife & Drum Corp has not performed at Epcot since being retired in October 2014.

Author: Ray

I am a lifelong fan of everything Disney. My first trip to a a Disney park was to Disneyland as a child in 1970, but didn't make to Walt Disney World until I went with my wife and first child in 1990. A year doesn't go by with out at least one trip to either Disneyland or Walt Disney World. My wife and I are Disney Vacation Club members and also Charter Members of D23.

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