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Complete Guide to Celebrating the 4th of July at Orlando's Theme Parks 2024

Updated: Jun 27

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.

Check out all the 2024 Independence Day Celebration at the Theme Parks.

Happy Independence Day!

Celebrate the 4th of July at Orlando's Theme Parks

Fireworks Over Magic Kingdom Park 

Walt Disney World

Magic Kingdom

Fireworks Over Magic Kingdom Park 
July 3 & 4, 2024

“Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” will light up the nighttime sky over Magic Kingdom Park with a booming nighttime spectacular.  

A simultaneous fireworks display over nearby Seven Seas Lagoon creates an unforgettable experience for guests in the park and nearby Magic Kingdom Resort Area hotels.

Fireworks Over Magic Kingdom Park 

This special fireworks show will take place July 3 and July 4 at 9:20 pm.

Party at Magic Kingdom Park  
July 3 & 4, 2024

At Magic Kingdom, you can dance the night away with DJs mixing tunes at a dance party in front of Cinderella Castle and throughout the park during extended park hours: July 3, 9 am -11 pm; July 4, 8 am - 111 pm.

Stroll Down Main Street  

Inspired by Walt Disney’s childhood hometown of Marceline, Missouri, Main Street U.S.A. is a step back in time to a quintessential American town at the turn of the 20th century.

The colorful Victorian setting is where guests can enjoy the famous Dapper Dans barbershop quartet, horse-drawn carriages and the high-flying revelry of the Main Street Philharmonic.  

Witness the Daily Flag Retreat 

Since the Magic Kingdom opened in 1971, the daily Flag Retreat ceremony has retired the American flag for the night in a celebratory tribute to U.S. Veterans. Veterans often participate in the ceremony, receiving warm recognition for their service and sacrifice. 

See History in Liberty Square 

Set in the Revolutionary War era, Liberty Square pays tribute to daily life in the original thirteen colonies. Guests can get up close to a replica of the Liberty Bell and meet all 45 different Presidents of the United States in the Hall of Presidents, a stirring show tracing the nation’s history.

 A walk along the Rivers of America from Liberty Square through neighboring Frontierland reflects a journey through the country’s era of westward expansion.  

Spaceship Earth at EPCOT Glitters in Red, White and Blue 


Spaceship Earth at EPCOT Glitters in Red, White and Blue 
July 4, 2024

In celebration of the holiday, the iconic Spaceship Earth at EPCOT will be illuminated in bright red, white and blue colors at night. You can bask in a patriotic glow that will reflect across World Celebration, which is part of the park’s recently completed multi-year transformation. 

Heartbeat of Freedom following Luminous The Symphony of Us at EPCOT  

Heartbeat of Freedom following Luminous The Symphony of Us at
July 4, 2024

Sensational patriotic fireworks display, “The Heartbeat of Freedom,” will follow the new nighttime EPCOT fireworks show Luminous “The Symphony of Us.” Performances will take place July 4 at 9 pm.

Voices of Liberty Harmonies at EPCOT
July 4, 2024

While visiting EPCOT you’ll be treated to the sounds of Americana from the legendary a cappella vocal group Voices of Liberty. The renowned singers perform patriotic numbers throughout the day in the rotunda of The American Adventure. 

Special Photo Ops with Patriotic Disney Pals 

Special Photo Ops with Patriotic Disney Pals 

Get your cameras ready! Some of your favorite Disney pals – dressed for the occasion in their “Spirit of ’76” attire – will meet guests throughout the day at The American Adventure in EPCOT. 

Check out the Veterans Portraits in The American Adventure at EPCOT

Check out the Veterans Portraits in The American Adventure at EPCOT

Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors is a special exhibit from the George W. Bush Institute that debuted June 9 at EPCOT.  

Reflecting President Bush’s personal commitment to military veterans and ongoing work of the Bush Institute’s Veteran and Military Families Program, this extraordinary art exhibit brings together more than 60 vibrant oil paintings by President Bush of service members and veterans who have served in military uniform with honor since 9/11 and whom the President has come to know personally since leaving office. 

Walt Disney World announces 2024 Fourth of July Fireworks and Entertainment

Food That’s Worth a Salute 

For a limited time, Walt Disney World guests can dazzle their taste buds with all-new indulgences debuting this year across the resort and the return of fan-favorites such as the Barbeque Pulled Chicken Sandwich available at Regal Eagle Smokehouse in EPCOT.  

Experience The American Adventure 

The American Adventure in World Showcase at EPCOT features a dramatic production including 35 Audio-Animatronic figures that retell pivotal moments and events throughout the country’s history. From the landing of the Mayflower to Valley Forge, the Civil War to the Great Depression all the way up to today, Benjamin Franklin and Mark Twain guide guests on this trip through time.  

Walt Disney World announces 2024 Fourth of July Fireworks and Entertainment

Celebrate at Disney Resort Hotels 

Select Disney Resort hotels get into the red, white and blue spirit with classic summertime fun, from surprise character appearances, campfires, sing-alongs and marshmallow roasts to Movies Under the Stars and children’s activities.

Or just enjoy an afternoon poolside or a leisurely boating excursion on sparkling lakes and waterways. 

Guests staying in Disney Resort hotels on the shores of Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake can cap off their day viewing the nightly Electrical Water Pageant.  

Electrical Water Pageant

Guests staying in Disney Resort hotels on the shores of Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake can cap off their day viewing the nightly Electrical Water Pageant.  

This cavalcade of sea creatures in lights includes a patriotic grand finale featuring the American flag and stars all in sparkling lights.

Fireworks Over Magic Kingdom Park 

Note that to experience any in-park offerings, guests must have valid theme park admission and may need a theme park reservation depending on type of admission and date of visit. The ability to visit a theme park is subject to the park’s capacity limitations.  

Guests can visit for more information about planning their Fourth of July celebration at Walt Disney World Resort.  

Fireworks Over Magic Kingdom Park 

Universal Orlando Resort 4th of July Celebrations

Universal Orlando Resort

July 4, 2024

Universal Studios Orlando

The Fourth of July celebrations kick off at 6:15 pm in Universal Studios Florida. at the Music Plaza Stage. 

At the Music Plaza Stage, guests can vibe to a live DJ and meet their favorite characters, while stilt walkers decked out in patriotic attire will roam the park.

A spectacular fireworks show starting at 10 pm will fill the sky over the Universal Studios Florida lagoon. 

Access to these holiday happenings is included with park admission. 

Universal CityWalk

In addition to the 4th of July Celebrations in Universal Studios Florida, CityWalk is hosting a Fourth of July bash too beginning at 5 pm.

A live DJ and entertainmenet will take over the Plaza and Waterfront stages, with stilt walkers in red, white and blue keeping the crowds entertained.

There is no fee to visit Universal CityWalk. 

4th of July fireworks at SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando's July 4th Celebration
July 4, 2024

SeaWorld Orlando hosts a 4th of July Celebration every year, featuring a spectacular firework display over its large central lake, accompanied by inspiring music.

The 4th of July fireworks are synchronized to patriotic music to create a memorable experience celebrating America's Independence Day.

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!

In addition to the fireworks, the 4th of July Celebrations includes show-stopping entertainment during SeaWorld Orlando's summer event, plus, exciting animal presentations, one-of-a-kind animal experiences and thrill-seeking rides.

The 4th of July Celebration is included with regular park admission.

LEGOLAND Florida Resort Red, White & BOOM!


Red, White & BOOM at LEGOLAND Florida
July 4, 2024

Have a bricktastic burst of fun with Red, White & BOOM! at LEGOLAND®Florida Resort! On July 4th, families can enjoy star-spangled activities, an awesome DJ Dance party, a special limited time sweet treat, and an unforgettable firework show that explodes into 3D LEGO bricks!

LEGOLAND Florida Resort Red, White & BOOM!

Break out your red, white, and bricks because Red, White & BOOM! is back at LEGOLAND Florida Resort!

On July 4th, get in the patriotic spirit with special activities, a DJ Dance Party, and an unforgettable firework display with LEGO bricks illuminating the sky through special 3D viewing glasses. Make the week extra sweet with a limited time Red, White & Blueberry Sundae!  

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

July 4th Fireworks at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

4th of July at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.
July 4, 2024

The Fourth of July never looked more spectacular than at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay! Celebrate your Independence Day at Busch Gardens with a special and patriotic Fireworks Spectacular.

Enjoy dazzling entertainment, world-class thrill rides and some of the best fireworks in Tampa for Independence Day at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

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