Ways to Celebrate July 4th at Disney

July 4th is a busy time at WDW. Besides kids being out of school for the summer, people flock to Disney to spend their July 4th holiday there! With so much to see and do, Disney World will get you into the patriotic spirit in no time. Here are some ways to celebrate July 4th at Walt Disney World! 

Magic Kingdom:

Celebrate America  

There is no need to tune into the Macy’s Fireworks display if your at Disney for July 4th. Normally, Disney is a mecca for fireworks and July 4th is no exception. Magic Kingdom features the Celebrate America show. Grab a spot on Main Street U.S.A for a great view or head to one of the Monorail Loop resorts to watch this festive show.  

Liberty Tree Tavern

If your looking for a very American meal, head to Liberty Tree Tavern in Liberty Square. This colonial tavern features all-you-can-eat New England style fare. Picture turkey, pork, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes. It’s delicious so just go!

Visit Liberty Square

Liberty Square features many American themed things to do and see. You can visit the Hall of Presidents and then the Liberty Bell. After, you can jump on a riverboat to see Tom Sawyer’s Island. Hanging out in Liberty Square will definitely keep you festive for July 4th!


Eat American

Home of the World Showcase, Epcot is the perfect place to spend the day. While it’s fun to roam around the world, head over to the host pavilion, America and celebrate with some American classics. Fife and Drum Tavern, a quick service location at the American Pavilion features Jumbo Turkey Legs and Sam Adams Beer. Or if your looking to satisfy your sweet tooth with an American classic grab a Funnel Cake from the stand at the entrance of the pavilion.

The American Adventure

Besides indulging in foods from America at Epcot, step inside the American Adventure, to see a 30 minute animatronic show. This experience takes you through American history (with the help of your hosts Ben Franklin and Mark Twain), in a theater that features air conditioning and cushioned seats (perfect for a hot Florida day). 

The Sounds of America

Also located at the America Pavilion is the America Gardens Theater. On July 4th you can catch the sounds of America and listen to the Voices of Liberty.

Characters Galore

Right in front of the American Adventure building during specific times on July 4th, you can catch all of your favorite Disney characters dressed in their patriotic best. Don’t forget to snap a selfie with them!

Illuminations: Reflections of Earth with an American Theme

You can catch the fireworks display of Illuminations at Epcot, with special America theming just for July 4th. Really anywhere around the World Showcase are good viewing spots but if you don’t want to face the crowds, head to the Boardwalk Area for great views and less crowds.

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge:

If your looking to avoid the parks because of the large crowds, visit a festive resort. Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, located on Bay Lake, is themed after America’s Northwest region. This all-American resort features activities during the day on July 4th. You can participate in the Fourth of July Golf Cart Parade or party the night away at the Fourth of July Beach Bash, which features games, music, dancing and much more fun. Plus, there’s a food truck on site if you get hungry. Or if you’re looking for a more substantial meal, nothing screams America more than a buffet. And from what I hear, the Trail’s End Buffet at the Wilderness Lodge is filled with all-American favorites abound. When your finished with the fun, head down to the docks at around 9pm for a prime viewing spot to watch the fireworks at MK.

Seven Seas Lagoon Area Resorts:

The Electrical Water Pageant

If your already in the Magic Kingdom area head to one of the resorts such as the Contemporary, Polynesian, Grand Floridian or Wilderness Lodge to view the Electrical Water Pageant. The Electrical Water Pageant is a parade that takes place on Seven Seas Lagoon and stops in front of each of the mentioned resorts. It features very American theming and is the perfect way to end your patriotic day at WDW!

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