Walt Disney World 4th of July Happenings and Information Including Traffic Information

4th of July Fireworks
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If you will be at Walt Disney World for the 4th of July Independence celebration, then you will be in for a real treat.  There will be a lot of great happenings and entertainment happening all around Walt Disney World that you will definitely want to know about.  If you will be driving, you will also want to check out the traffic and road updates that we have so that you will be able to your desired location within Walt Disney World property.  We have all of the key information below.


Scheduled 4th of July Happenings:

  • Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky – Magic Kingdom
    • This will be amazing evening fireworks show scheduled at the park.  It will occur on both July 3rd and July 4th at 9PM.  There will be viewing locations inside the park as well are resort viewing locations within the Magic Kingdom resort area.
  • Illuminations:  Reflections of Earth – Epcot 
    • There will be a special finale that celebrates America at the end of the usual Illuminations showing.  The additional finale will occur at the show scheduled for July 4th at 9PM.
  • Voices of Liberty – Epcot (American Adventure Pavilion)
    • The a cappella group will perform at the America Gardens Theatre throughout the day.  The sets will include Americana favorites.  The group is scheduled to perform at 5:30 PM, 6:45 PM, and 8 PM.
  • The American Music Machine – Epcot (American Adventure Pavilion)
    • This musical group will perform at the America Gardens Theatre throughout the day.  Performances are scheduled fr 1 PM, 2 PM, 3 PM and 3:50 PM.
  • Patriotic Costumed Disney Characters – Epcot (American Adventure Pavilion)
    • Characters will be appearing in patriotic dress throughout the day to meet and greet with guests for festive pictures.
  • The Muppets Present… Great Moments in History – Magic Kingdom (Liberty Square)
    • Favorite Muppet characters will perform American history moments and stories throughout the day.
  • All-American 4th of July Cookout – Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
    • There is a full cookout scheduled at the resort including tons of traditional American food favorites.  There will be a DJ at the event to keep the energy up and create fun party for guests to enjoy, as well as crafts for the kids.  The event will also include a reserved spot to view the fireworks at Magic Kingdom.  The event costs $120, plus tax and gratuity for adults and $59 plus tax and gratuity for children (ages 3 to 9).

Special Traffic Conditions for July 3rd and July 4th:

  • Seven Seas Drive will be converted to a one-way road only heading westbound on these dates from 5 PM to 9 PM.  Traffic heading to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort will available via Flordian Way.

All of these events sound like a lot of fun!  Who will be celebrating 4th of July at Walt Disney World?


About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!