Menu
epcot-fireworks-spaceship-earth
Credit: Disney

After Two Years, Special EPCOT Fireworks to Make a Return!

Summer has arrived, and Walt Disney World Resort is the place to be! Not only is Disney celebrating its 50th Anniversary, but new attractions and experiences welcome Disney fans across the Parks and Resorts. And now, we have exciting news, as Disney has revealed it is returning a special EPCOT fireworks show in July!

epcot-fireworks
Credit: World of Disney

Prepare for patriotism at its finest when Walt Disney World Resort commemorates Independence Day in the skies above Magic Kingdom Park and EPCOT. As previously shared, Magic Kingdom Park will offer a special fireworks show called “Disney’s Celebrate America! – A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” on July 3 and 4, 2022. On both nights at 9:20 pm, the fireworks will take place in place of the current nighttime spectacular, Disney Enchantment.

fourth-of-july-fireworks-disney
Credit: Disney Website Screenshot

Disney has noted the return of Fourth of July fireworks at EPCOT, as shown in the website screenshot above, but has yet to confirm further details. The Independence Day fireworks were put on hold due to COVID for two years, as they were last performed as a tag to the former “Illuminations: Reflections of Earth” in 2019.

illuminations
Illuminations (Credit: Disney Photo Snapper)

With Illuminations gone, and EPCOT’s new nighttime spectacular, “Harmonious,” we’re unsure how the fireworks will look or if Disney will return the previous EPCOT Fourth of July tag, known as “Heartbeat of Freedom.”

Be sure to snag Disney Park Pass Reservations for EPCOT, as Magic Kingdom’s Park Pass Reservations are currently full for July 4, 2022. With the excitement of EPCOT’s newest roller coaster, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, the addition of a new restaurant called Connections Cafe & Eatery, and fan-favorite experiences such as the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival (through July 4, 2022) and EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival (begins July 14, 2022), we suspect crowds will be flocking to EPCOT throughout July.

epcot-spaceship-earth
Credit: Disney Tips

We’re thrilled to hear of the return of the Fourth of July Fireworks at EPCOT! We’ll be sure to share further information as soon as Disney releases it.

About Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 16 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.