2017 Fourth of July fireworks and entertainment line-up

Jun 27, 2017 in "Fourth of July at Walt Disney World"

Walt Disney World will be celebrating Fourth of July with special entertainment. Here is the line-up for 2017.


Firework and Nighttime Spectaculars

Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky

Magic Kingdom Park commemorates the Fourth with a special showing on  July 3 and July 4 at 9 pm.

IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth

The extended length July 4 show will begin at 9pm on July 4.

Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular

Celebrate Star Wars, a great icon of American culture, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The show performs at 9:30pm nightly.

Rivers of Light

Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s newest nighttime show celebrates a connection with nature through light, water and fire. Rivers of Light has two showings nightly, 9:15pm and 10:30pm.

Other Independence Day entertainment

The Voices of Liberty a cappella group will perform traditional Americana tunes during a 4th of July Concert on the America Gardens Theatre stage at 5:30, 6:45 and 8pm. The American Music Machine will perform pop hits, at noon, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 and 3:50pm.

Meet favorite Disney Characters — all dressed up to celebrate America’s birthday – throughout the day at the American Adventure Pavilion at Epcot.

The Muppets Present…Great Moments in History: Miss Piggy, Kermit, Fozzie Bear and friends reenact famous moments in American history in a whimsical way. The live show is performed daily in Liberty Square at the Magic Kingdom.

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa hosts an All-American July 4 cookout from 7-8:30pm. The menu includes grilled steak and shrimp, hot dogs, baked beans, sides, plus specialty drinks, beer and wine. There’s a live DJ and crafts for kids. After dinner, head to the Grand Floridian Marina for sweets and a view of the Magic Kingdom Park’s July 4 fireworks. Cost is $120 plus tax, gratuity is included; $59 ages 3 to 11. For reservations, 407-WDW-DINE.

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Article Posted: Jun 27, 2017 / 7:45am EDT
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disney4life2008Jun 28, 2017

If i arrive at magic kingdom on the 4th around 6pm will I get in? I know they usually close to capacity early morning and afternoon.

Nmoody1Jun 28, 2017

Anyone know if they usually have characters at the resort's on July 4th?

iMaxJun 28, 2017

Negative on that one as far as castle projections according to the Disney Parks Blog. I'll be heading to EPCOT on the 4th for their show.

CrazydisneyfanlukeJun 28, 2017

That is the question at play, ill see it on the 3rd!

mnelson3Jun 28, 2017

Think there will be any HEA effects added to Celebrate America?

EvilChameleonJun 27, 2017

Will it be able to handle big crowds once the two new lands open?

YodaManJun 27, 2017

The park can't handle big crowds. So they don't want to entice big crowds over a busy holiday. It's the same reason they did SWAGS on the 4th last year as well as NYE.

EvilChameleonJun 27, 2017

I find it hard to believe a Star Wars show is the best way they can celebrate America at DHS.

CrazydisneyfanlukeJun 27, 2017

Illuminations tag on the 4th....