Fourth Of July Celebrations At Walt Disney World Resort: Details, Schedules & More!

On July 4, 2011, Walt Disney World Resort will sprinkle the night skies with pixie dust during their special Fourth of July celebration. Special pyrotechnic shows such as a patriotic display at Magic Kingdom, a rock’n’roll spectacular at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and a classic sky show at Epcot infused with an Independence Day finale are just some of what the park will be offering.

Magic Kingdom will be presenting a patriotic fireworks spectacular – “Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” to pay homage to the hopes and dreams of America’s forefathers. The fireworks display will light the skies on July 3rd at 9 p.m. and again July 4th at 9 p.m.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios will offer a completely different spin on the traditional Fourth of July fireworks when Mulch, Sweat, and Shears perform for the all-new “Rockin’ 4th of July Celebration“ by taking Disney guests on a musical road trip across America that will highlight each region’s contribution to rock and roll. The combination of the group’s live rock and roll performance, fireworks, lighting and special effects is sure to bring a brand new twist to celebrating Independence Day. Showtime July 4 is 9:45 p.m. Before or after the show, Disney’s Hollywood Studios guests can thrill to Disney’s Fantasmic!, performing July 4 at 9 and 10:30 p.m.

At Epcot, guests enjoy ”IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth”, a 14 minute spectacular offering pyrotechnics, lasers and music. The show will be enhanced with “The Heartbeat of Freedom,” an overture of traditional Americana themes displayed in a pyrotechnic and laser light event. The show is at 10 p.m.

In addition, Epcot guests can participate in a meet-and-greets with Benjamin Franklin, Betsy Ross and Disney characters adorned in patriotic dress at American Adventure.

Theme park hours on July 4 (subject to change without notice): Magic Kingdom, 9 a.m.-11 p.m.; Epcot, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Disney’s Hollywood Studios, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; and Disney’s Animal Kingdom, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.