While Disney theme parks are known for their impressive fireworks shows, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida will not offer fireworks this Fourth of July in one location where Guests may have expected to see them. Guests are welcome to situate themselves along Main Street to see holiday Disney fireworks above Cinderella Castle, but Disney explicitly does not want them to visit Disney Springs with the same hope.
Formerly named Downtown Disney, like its Disneyland counterpart, Disney Springs is a shopping, dining, and entertainment complex located at the Walt Disney World Resort. The four different themed areas of Disney Springs are The Landing, Marketplace, West Side, and Town Center. But NONE of them will show Fourth of July fireworks.
As a “friendly reminder,” Disney Springs tweeted that while it will not be offering a fireworks show, Guests may still enjoy the nightly live entertainment, “including Fourth of July-inspired performances at the AdventHealth Waterside Stage.”
We hope you're enjoying the holiday weekend! As a friendly reminder, Disney Springs does not offer fireworks, but please enjoy our nightly live entertainment. ✨ pic.twitter.com/KzjsYvdrF6
— Disney Springs (@DisneySprings) July 3, 2023
Under “Fireworks & Nighttime Entertainment,” the Walt Disney World website carefully states, “Prepare for patriotism at its finest when Walt Disney World Resort commemorates Independence Day in the skies above EPCOT and Magic Kingdom park!” Therefore, Guests should only expect Independence Day fireworks shows at those two locations only. Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios will operate normally.
Where You CAN see Fourth of July Fireworks
Immediately following the World Showcase show “EPCOT Forever,” Walt Disney World will commence a special patriotic fireworks show called “The Heartbeat of Freedom.”
At Magic Kingdom, the Independence Day fireworks show is called “Disney’s Celebrate America – A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky.” It will be held above Cinderella Castle on Monday, July 3, and Tuesday, July 4.
Both shows include patriotic music, vivid colors representing the American flag, and iconic American imagery.
So, if you’re spending your long weekend celebrating the Fourth of July at Walt Disney World, remember to save Disney Springs for some daytime shopping, and hit either Magic Kingdom or EPCOT for a red, white, and blue fireworks experience!