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Celebrating the 4th of July at Orlando’s Theme Parks

Updated: Jul 5, 2023

Get ready to red, white, and sparkle this 4th of July as Orlando's theme parks go all out on celebrating the birth of the nation with spectacular fireworks, dance parties, and more!

A Guide to Celebrating the 4th of July at Orlando’s Theme Parks

Orlando loves to put on a show, and the 4th of July celebrations are no exception, expect the most amazing fireworks you have seen and then some!

Yes, the parks will be busy, and when we say busy, we mean very busy!! The upside is the parks have a great atmosphere on Independence Day, and yo can expect lots of extra entertainment and fun.

At Walt Disney World, the celebrations will take place in Magic Kingdom and EPCOT, with fireworks, dance parties, special character meet and greets, and even includes a military flyover this year!

At Universal Orlando, there will be dance parties in CityWalk and Universal Studios Florida, where there will also be fireworks.

There will also be special fireworks at SeaWorld Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, and LEGOLAND Florida, read on for all the details.

Happy Independence Day!

Walt Disney World Fourth of July Fireworks and Entertainment

Walt Disney World

Fourth of July is a time for patriotic celebrations across the United States, and the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida will commemorate the holiday with exciting fanfare.

Star-spangled spectaculars are a time-honored tradition across the resort, and this year will be very special!

U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Fly Over Magic Kingdom In Salute To Veterans & Military Families

Magic Kingdom

Walt Disney World have revealed that the U.S. Air Force will conduct a special military flyover of Magic Kingdom at approximately 10:30 am on July 4, honoring 100 years of aerial refueling excellence, and of course celebrating Independence Day!

The flyover will include one KC-135 'Stratotanker' flown by the 91st Air Refueling Squadron based at MacDill Air Force Base.

It will be joined by several F-35 Lightning II stealth aircraft flown by the 33rd Fighter Wing based at Eglin Air Force Base. which will soar over Cinderella's Castle.

Walt Disney World Fourth of July Fireworks and Entertainment

Magic Kingdom Independence Day Hours & Entertainment
Monday, July 3 - Tuesday, July 4, 2023

8:30am to 9:00am - Early Entry 9:00am to 11:00pm - Operating hours

"Disney's Celebrate America! – A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky" will be presented at 9:20pm on July 3 and July 4.

Both nights will also include DJ parties throughout the park. "Happily Ever After" will not be shown on either night.

Walt Disney World Fourth of July Fireworks and Entertainment

EPCOT Independence Day Hours & Entertainment
Tuesday, July 4, 2023

8:30am to 9:00am - Early Entry 9am to 9pm - Operating hours

A Fourth of July fireworks tag, 'The Heartbeat of Freedom," will follow the regular nightly performance of "EPCOT Forever" at 9pm.

A cappella vocal group Voices of Liberty will perform numbers from the American songbook beneath the rotunda in The American Adventure

Favorite Disney pals will don their "Spirit of '76" attire and meet with guests throughout the day at The American Adventure.

Patriotic bites and sips in honor of the nation's birthday will be available for a limited time.

At EPCOT, look for a Fourth of July Liege Waffle, available on July 4 only at Connections Café.

Disney's Hollywood Studios, Disney's Animal Kingdom and Disney Springs will not offer firework shows on July 4 2022.

SeaWorld Orlando July 4th Fireworks

SeaWorld Orlando
Saturday, July 1 - Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Enjoy a firework spectacular on SeaWorld Orlando's large central lake with inspiring music synced to beautiful fireworks in celebration of America. View from areas like Bayside Stadium or find a spot along the water.

This event will bring the red, white, and blue, to you, so be sure not to miss it!

Universal Orlando Resort 4th of July Celebrations

Universal Orlando Resort
Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Universal Studios Florida and Universal CityWalk are hosting 4th of July celebrations.

Starting at 5:00 pm. guests can enjoy live music, a DJ, and themed performers within Universal Studios Florida, and in CityWalk.

Guests within Universal Studios Florida will also have the opportunity to meet various characters, and at 9 pm, there will be a fireworks display to celebrate Independence Day.

July 4th at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Busch Gardens Tampa
Friday, June 30 - July 4, 2023

From June 30 - July 4, 2023 enjoy dazzling entertainment, world-class thrill rides and some of the best fireworks in Tampa for Independence Day at Busch Gardens Tampa.

JoinBusch Gardens at the Festival Field for an unforgettable Fourth of July Celebration, complete with a dazzling fireworks show that will feature a perfectly choreographed arrangement of music and lights.

This one-of-a-kind spectacle will top off the night with a patriotic grand finale and a true celebration of the red, white and blue that you will not want to miss.

LEGOLAND Florida Resort Red, White & BOOM!

Sunday, July 2 - Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Red, White & BOOM! features Bricktastic Fourth of July celebration at LEGOLAND Florida Resort.

During the day families can Enjo

Daily from July 2 - 4, families can enjoy lots of fun activities, and a DJ Dance party that will have everybody on their feet.

Then when the sun goes down, everyone can experience an unforgettable fireworks display as 3D LEGO bricks illuminate the sky!

Find your seat early to catch the sunset over beautiful Lake Eloise before the show begins while enjoying some of the limited-time food offerings only available during the celebration.

Special 3D firework viewing glasses will be provided which transform the fireworks into LEGO bricks. ​

All Red, White & BOOM! activities are included in the cost of admission to LEGOLAND Florida Resort.

Special Independence Day Activities

  • LEGO Flag Build

  • MINILAND Scavenger Hunt

  • DJ Dance Party

  • Fireworks Pre-show

  • And, of course, FIREWORKS!

LEGOLAND Florida Resort Red, White & BOOM!

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