Walt Disney World Fourth of July 2023 fireworks show plans and schedule

Jun 23, 2023 in "Fourth of July at Walt Disney World"

Posted: Friday June 23, 2023 8:55am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Walt Disney World will celebrate July 4 with nighttime spectaculars at EPCOT and Magic Kingdom.

Here is a run-down of all the details for both parks. Note that there will not be fireworks shows at Disney's Hollywood Studios, Disney's Animal Kingdom, or Disney Springs.

EPCOT Independence Day Hours & Entertainment

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. Unique items include a Fourth of July Fruit Tart, a blackberry custard topped with fresh berries and a vanilla panna cotta popsicle, available June 27-July 4 at Contempo Café in Disney's Contemporary Resort. At EPCOT, look for a Fourth of July Liege Waffle, available on July 4 only at Connections Café.

Magic Kingdom Independence Day Hours & Entertainment

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.

Other Parks

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

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wtyy21Jul 06, 2023

Meanwhile, at the unrelated park in Anaheim (Disneyland), their 4th of July firework show (still use same theme as MK) saw all of their castle pyro elements removed, worse than MK perimeter firework cut.

WorldExplorerJul 05, 2023

That was awesome.

vikescaperJul 05, 2023

People have asked me why I go to EPCOT on the 4th instead of MK and I always say because of the tag’s finale.

CompedJul 05, 2023

That last minute or so, when they let off what must be a million worth of fireworks essentially at once... I'm surprisingly impressed.

Andrew25Jul 05, 2023

It's always been a thing, almost every single night during HEA. It's a decent view if you only care about the high pyro

jrhwdwJul 05, 2023

When is World Celebration really supposed to open?????

TTA94Jul 05, 2023

Next year should be better, hopefully. Maybe MK will have a nighttime parade again and Epcot will have the new show plus of course all the walls will be down so it’ll be easier to exit the park after the big event shows. Well, this coming NYE should have both of those for Epcot.

iMaxJul 05, 2023

Were you impressed?

jrhwdwJul 05, 2023

First time I've heard this..... Interesting...

DobergeJul 05, 2023

First time in a park on a big show date and didn't realize there are taped off spots for viewing *in the bypass*. This was at least on the east / Tomorrowland side. A CM said it's actually a pretty good view. I'm dubious but will try it out another time.

jrhwdwJul 05, 2023

Not counting New MK Prim. Or No Fountians or Lagoon Lights in WSL.............

gerararJul 05, 2023

I wouldn't say that about MK. If anything, it's decreased since 2019. Reasons explained above.

jrhwdwJul 05, 2023

LOL!!! Not sure I could handle it if I was there live! Thank Goodness for YT! Although, Epcot's 30th scared me a little even on YT! LOL!!!!!!!!!!!

vikescaperJul 05, 2023

EPCOT’s Fourth of July tag always makes me smile….and my eardrums bleed.🤣