A Salute to All Nations but Mostly America — Here’s How to Celebrate Independence Day at Walt Disney World

Will you be in Walt Disney World for Sam Eagle’s favorite holiday? Lucky you! There are lots of great ways to celebrate the Fourth of July at the Magic Kingdom and Epcot, including treats, characters, and of course, FIREWORKS!

Fourth of July Fireworks Over Seven Seas Lagoon

Here is a rundown of everything happening at Walt Disney World for Independence Day 2019:

Magic Kingdom: 


Magic Kingdom Fireworks
  • “Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky”: check out an AMAZING display of color, fireworks, and music on July 3rd and 4th. The annual Fourth of July Fireworks take place at 9:15 p.m. both nights, and if you can’t make it for the live event, you can watch the broadcast of the July 4th showing LIVE on the Disney Parks Blog.
  • Dance Parties: Shake your tail thing for America at two different patriotic dance parties. You can head to the Hoedown Throwdown in Frontierland or the Out-of-this-World Galactic Gathering in Tomorrowland!
Sam Eagle in Great Moments in History



Voices of Liberty
  • Voices of Liberty: The a capella group will be performing a patriotic medley throughout the day on July 4th. You can find them inside The American Adventure Rotunda at 2pm and 3pm, and on the America Gardens Theater Stage at 5:30, 6:30, and 8 p.m.
  • The Heartbeat of Freedom: Following the 9 p.m. showing of the nighttime spectacular IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth on the fourth of July, is the amazing patriotic fireworks display, “The Heartbeat of Freedom”! Don’t miss it — this is the last year for IllumiNations AND the Heartbeat of Freedom!
  • Dining Packages and Specialty themed treats will be available on Independence Day including Red, White & Blue Sangria, Cupcakes, and Boom Berry Lemonade!
Spirit of ’76 Attire Characters
  • Patriotic Characters: Your favorite friends will be wearing their special “Spirit of ’76” ensembles and appearing around The American Adventure for meet & greets on July 4th!

Will you be celebrating the Fourth of July in Walt Disney World? Let us know in the comments!

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Molly is a lifelong Disney enthusiast, and former Walt Disney World Guest Relations Cast Member and tour guide. Her Walt Disney World favorites include Festival of the Lion King, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Fantasmic!, Mickey-shaped pretzels and rice krispie treats, and anything with Buzz Lightyear! She lives in Orlando with her husband (who she met in Guest Relations) and their two rescue dogs, Kronk and Cruella de Vil (Ella for short!)

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3 Replies to “A Salute to All Nations but Mostly America — Here’s How to Celebrate Independence Day at Walt Disney World”

  1. What a dumb headline. A salute to all nations,…. but mostly America. What? The July 4 holiday celebrates the US not other counties. Ridiculous

    1. Hey Paul, the title was actually a reference to the line Sam Eagle gives in the Muppet Vision 3D attraction — super patriotic Sam Eagle is says his finale will be “A Salute to All Nations but Mostly America.”