4th of July Celebrations at Walt Disney World

Mickey and Minnie on 4th of July

Mickey and Minnie at Epcot on 4th of July

Yes, it’s the most crowded day in July (which is the busiest attendance month at WDW), but, heck yes it’s a lot of fun!

Expect the parks to be packed, especially the Magic Kingdom, with crazy long ride lines and food lines, and just go with the flow. 🙂

Info for cast members

Info for cast members

Magic Kingdom

These impressive pyrotechnics are 15 minutes of explosive beauty rising not just above the Cinderella Castle, but all around the park. Independence Day is one of the few fireworks displays, along with the Halloween and Christmas versions, that utilize the perimeter bursts, making it seem like the fireworks are all around you. As you may expect, the display is accompanied by a rousing patrotic soundtrack that is designed to speak to the soul of America.

Unofficial Tip:  Think you’ll watch the fireworks from the beach at the Polynesian Resort? You and a lot of other folks! Disney will be checking room keys for beach guests on the 4th and parking will be restricted to resort guests only.

Celebrate America - A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky fireworks over Cinderella Castle

Celebrate America – A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky Fireworks over Cinderella Castle

July 3, 2015:

9:00 pm – “Celebrate America – A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” Fireworks

Castle 4th of July

Expect special lighting on Cinderella Caste both before and during the show.

July 4, 2015:

9:00 pm – “Celebrate America – A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” Fireworks

Epcot

Goofy is from France, Donald from Mexico, Minnie from USA.

Statue of Liberty Minnie Mouse!

July 4, 2015: Throughout the day, Disney characters in their patriotic costumes will appear on the promenade near The American Adventure.

12:30, 1:45, 3:00pm – Voices of Liberty 4th of July Concert (features an expanded cast performing a patriotic salute, including the Spirit of America Fife and Drum Corps and Disney characters) – on the America Gardens Theatre stage.

4:15 and 5:00pm – Voices of Liberty inside the American Adventure Rotunda

10:00 pm – IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth will feature “The Heartbeat of Freedom” fireworks show, a special 5-minute patriotic fireworks finale added onto illumiNations. [Note that this is 1 hour later than the usual 9pm IllumiNations show.]

Mickey and pals.

Mickey and pals.

New UP pin for the 4th of July!

New UP pin for the 4th of July!

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

July 4, 2015:   10:15 pm – Rockin’ 4th of July Celebration: Fireworks with a rock n’ roll soundtrack will replace the new Frozen fireworks show for the evening.

July 4th fireworks at DHS

July 4th fireworks at DHS

Animal Kingdom

There are no special 4th of July events planned at Animal Kingdom. (There are never firework events at DAK as they would scare the animals.)

Downtown Disney

There are no special holiday events planned at DTD.

It's the 4th of July!  One of the Top 5 busiest days of the year!!

It’s the 4th of July! One of the Top 5 busiest days of the year at MK!!

4th of July treats this morning at the Chatham bus stop for CPs!!!

4th of July treats this morning at the Chatham bus stop for CPs!

Frosted sugar cookies!! :)

Frosted sugar cookies!! 🙂

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Fireworks over Cinderella Castle

Fireworks over Cinderella Castle

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working together at DAK

Working together at DAK.

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

  by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program (Fall 2013/Spring 2014) and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney.

http://www.amazon.com/Girls-Mouse-Tale-Elly-Collins/dp/1941500110/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1430687055&sr=1-1&keywords=two+girls+and+a+mouse+tale

Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

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