4 CHANGES Happening in July in Disney World

Did you survive the blazing heat of June? Well, we have news, Disney fans. We are predicting some HOT HOT HOT weather in Disney World this July. Get ready. Speaking of getting ready, did you know that there are some FUN things happening in the parks this July? 

Wendell in Magic Kingdom!

New attractions, major holidays, and grand reopenings? Sign up up for ALL of it! That’s right — there are several things to look forward to in the Disney parks, so start taking notes! If you’re planning a trip to Disney World this July, here are all the biggest CHANGES and events happening throughout the month!


Country Bear Jamboree Is REOPENING!

A classic old Magic Kingdom attraction is being updated. In June, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure debuted with a completely new look (the ride replaced Splash Mountain in Froniterland). But more changes are in store for Frontierland!

Hello from Magic Kingdom!

In fact, Disney revealed that the Country Bear Jamboree musical theater show is getting a makeover of its own! This classic attraction stars a variety of animatronic southern bears, and the show has been in Magic Kingdom since 1971! But now, after 52 years, Disney announced that the show would be getting revamped.

Poster for the new Country Bear Jamboree show

So, what’s changing? Well, we know that Disney is adding new music (made in collaboration with Nashville country stars) that will range from classic country to rockabilly to bluegrass.

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Disney even revealed that there will be a rockabilly version of “The Bare Necessities” from The Jungle Book!

New concept art

Now, here’s the most exciting part. The show will open on July 17th, 2024!

Country Bear Jamboree

Get ready, Disney fans! We’re expecting some new character looks, new music, and a new show. Be sure to check it out this July if you’re in Magic Kingdom!

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Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Is REOPENING!

One word: FINALLY! If you’ve been paying close attention, you may have noticed that Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster has been closed for most of the year so far. The ride has been down for a routine refurbishment, but fans have been waiting (and waiting, and waiting) for this ride to return.

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster has been closed since January!

Well, good news! Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster is set to reopen on July 27th, 2024. Rock on! According to the Disney World website the site lists the ride as “open” starting on July 27th. We have a feeling that the ride will reopen with some HIGH wait times, so be prepared to wait a while.

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Fourth of July

We can’t talk about things happening in Disney World in July without mentioning one of the most POPULAR events of the year! Look out for special character interactions, live entertainment, exclusive treats, and other limited-time Fourth of July events in Disney World.

An iconic trio

One of our favorite parts of the celebration is “Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky.” This nighttime fireworks display ONLY happens on July 3rd and 4th. In the past, the Fourth of July Fireworks started at 9:15PM, but check the My Disney Experience app for the exact showtimes!

You might need some sunglasses!

Oh, and be sure to say to say hello to Mickey and the gang in EPCOT — you might spot some classic characters all dressed up in their special “Spirit of ’76” ensembles at The American Adventure Pavilion on July 4th!

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Shades of Green Closure

There is one resort in Disney World that is exclusively for active and retired military, Department of Defense civilians, and their families. It’s called Shades of Green Resort, and it is a military-owned Armed Forces Recreation Center Resort near the Magic Kingdom.

Shades of Green

Well, if you’re planning a stay at this resort in July, you might want to listen up! The resort recently announced that the Garden Gallery Marketplace will be closed starting July 7th. The closure will last through September 29th.

Shades of Green

Garden Gallery Marketplace typically offers a mix of takeout items and breakfast foods.

©Shades of Green

We’ll continue to look for updates on this extended refurbishment, but for now, you’ll have to get food elsewhere!

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As you can see, it’s going to be a fun July! Who’s ready for hot dogs and barbecue on July 4th? In the meantime, we’re always on the lookout for the latest Disney news, so stay tuned for more.

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2 Replies to “4 CHANGES Happening in July in Disney World”

  1. Actually Magic Kingdom Don’t need any changes I enjoy seeing Mickey and his friends and the many rides there such as the Carousel of Progress you know the one the puppet that was telling a story each season or event about him and his family and then he sings at the end About Tomorrow etc I love that one it’s for all ages. Magic Kingdom is one of my favorite Disney’s park especially the Fireworks show. When my family I went last summer Cinderella’s cattle was closed 😢 and she’s my favorite character too