Walt Disney World is known for its fireworks shows and each of its four parks will celebrate Independence Day with Yankee Doodle flair.
The Magic Kingdom Park commemorates July 4th with Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky. The fireworks show is choreographed to patriotic music and begins at 9 p.m. July 3 and July 4. Miss Piggy, Kermit, Fozzie Bear and other Muppet characters will reenact famous moments in American history at Liberty Square.
Epcot’s IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth adds a patriotic twist with a special laser light finale celebrating America. The show begins at 9 p.m. July 4. The Voices of Liberty a cappella group will perform traditional American favorites during a 4th of July Concert on the America Gardens Theatre stage at 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. The American Music Machine plays pop hits at noon, 1, 2, 3 and 3:50 p.m. Disney characters will dress in red, white and blue to celebrate America’s birthday throughout the day at the American Adventure Pavilion.
Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom will hold their traditional nightly shows. The Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular at Hollywood Studios is shown at 9:30 p.m. nightly. Animal Kingdom’s newest evening show, Rivers of Light, has two showings nightly at 9:15 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa hosts an All-American July 4 cookout from at 7 p.m. 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 VIP viewing of the Magic Kingdom Park’s July 4 fireworks. Cost is $120 for adults and $59 for ages 3 to 11.