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Disney World Location Will NOT Offer July 4 Fireworks

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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.

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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.”

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.

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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!

About Lana Porter

Lana has never lost a Disney Trivia night. Maybe it’s the hundreds of times she’s been to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, her love for Disney’s ’90’s era hand-animated musicals, or the fact that she’s often likened to cartoon characters, but Disney and its magic have a special place in her heart. Her favorite Disney experiences include the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival, eating Mickey Bars on the PeopleMover, and crying during the Magic Kingdom fireworks show. One day she hopes to be chosen as the rebel spy on Star Tours. When Lana isn’t Park Hopping, she’s at home reading books of all topics, watching her favs on Disney+, or snuggling her two cats, which she swears are not named after Disney characters. She loves surprising people with her knowledge of the Marvel Cinematic Universe but admits she is still catching up with Star Wars. She is happy to combine her excitement for writing with her love for Disney-style storytelling and share what she can with the world!