July 4th at Walt Disney World: Fireworks, Food, and More

by | Jun 25, 2024 | Walt Disney World

We’re sharing your complete guide to Disney World’s 4th of July celebrations! From fireworks to treats that will be available at the parks, here’s everything you need to know.

While fireworks are a nightly occurrence at Walt Disney World, the celebration gets extra special for the 4th of July. To celebrate Independence Day, EPCOT and Magic Kingdom host special fireworks celebrations to ring in the date, with special entertainment and treats available as well. We’ll be sharing your complete guide to the Disney World 4th of July celebrations for the year!

Magic Kingdom

Fireworks: Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky

On both July 3 and July 4, Magic Kingdom will host Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky. The fireworks will take place at 9:20 PM each night, with simultaneous fireworks displayed over Seven Seas Lagoon for both park guests and guests at nearby Magic Kingdom Resort Area hotels to enjoy.

Extended Hours

Magic Kingdom will have extended park hours on both July 3 and July 4. On July 3, the park will be open 8 AM to 12 AM, while the park will open 8 AM to 1 AM on July 4. Both nights will feature DJ dance parties in front of Cinderella Castle and throughout the park.

EPCOT

Fireworks: Heartbeat of Freedom

Following daily performances of Luminous: The Symphony of Us, guests on July 3 and July 4 can watch the special The Heartbeat of Freedom fireworks display, taking place at 9 PM both nights.

Voices of Liberty Concert

The Voices of Liberty, the legendary a capella vocal group, will perform patriotic numbers throughout the day in the rotuneda of The American Adventure at EPCOT’s World Showcase.

Spaceship Earth Illumination

To celebrate Disney World’s 4th of July, Spaceship Earth will be illuminated in bright red, white, and blue colors throughout the night.

Special Photo Opportunities

Head over to The American Adventure for a special photo op! Mickey, Donald, and Goofy will be dressed in their “Spirit of ’76’ attire to take pictures with guests.

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Disney World 4th of July Food

As always, there will be special 4th of July food available for the day! Below you can find a full guide to the food that will be available at Disney World for 4th of July. All treats will be available from July 1 to July 5, unless otherwise marked.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Pizzafari and Restaurantosaurus

  • Fourth of July Cupcake: Strawberry cake with blueberry compote, red, white, and blue vanilla icing, white chocolate Mickey-shaped decoration and gold star sprinkles  

Magic Kingdom

Liberty Square Market (Available June 30 through July 6)

  • Red, White, and Blue Slushy: Frozen Fanta Blue Raspberry and Fanta Cherry layered with whipped cream and topped with popping candies

Sleepy Hollow (Available June 30 through July 6)

  • Red, White, and Blue Funnel Cake: Funnel cake topped with mixed berries, vanilla ice cream, and festive sprinkles

EPCOT

Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue (Available June 30 through July 7)

  • Barbecue Pulled Chicken Sandwich with house-made pickles, coleslaw, and an onion ring on a brioche roll

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

PizzeRizzo (Available June 30 through July 31)

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

Woody’s Lunch Box (Available June 30 through July 31)

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

Disney Springs

Amorette’s Patisserie (Available now through July 8)

  • Fourth of July Minnie Mouse Dome: White chocolate and strawberry mousse with vanilla chiffon cake and glaçage

The Ganachery (Available now through July 7)

  • Stars and Stripes Minnie Chocolate Piñata: Dark chocolate shell filled with popping candy-chocolate bark  

Disney World Resort Hotels

Contempo Café and Gasparilla Island Grill (Available June 30 through July 6)

  • Fourth of July Cheesecake: Strawberry bavarois, lemon cheesecake, and blueberry chiffon cheesecake (New) 

Available at Various Disney Resort Hotel Quick-Service Restaurants (Available June 30 through July 6;)

  • Red, White, and Brownie: Red velvet-brown butter brownie with cream cheese icing, graham streusel, and caramel, available at the following locations:  
    • Intermission Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
    • End Zone Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
    • Landscape of Flavors at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
    • Centertown Market at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
    • Spyglass Grill at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
    • Everything POP Shopping & Dining at Disney’s Pop Century Resort
    • Riverside Mill Food Court at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
    • Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

Posts by Morgan Flaherty

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Morgan is the Staff Editor for WDW Magazine. A lifelong Disney fan, her dream day involves just about anything to do with Animal Kingdom. Along with several years of experience writing about Disney, Morgan has also written as a contributing writer for Well + Good, Scary Mommy, Brit + Co, and Baby Chick.
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Morgan Flaherty

Morgan is the Staff Editor for WDW Magazine. A lifelong Disney fan, her dream day involves just about anything to do with Animal Kingdom. Along with several years of experience writing about Disney, Morgan has also written as a contributing writer for Well + Good, Scary Mommy, Brit + Co, and Baby Chick.
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