Celebrating the 4th of July at Disney World

At the American Adventure in Epcot.
At the American Adventure in Epcot.

I had to work five days in a row over the long 4th of July weekend, which fell on a Saturday this year.

But, I still had a lot of fun!

Castle 4th of July
Expect special lighting on Cinderella Caste both before and during the show.

There were special holiday events happening in every park and special fireworks shows at both the Magic Kingdom and Epcot.

After getting off work on Friday night, we decided to go over to MK to see the “Celebrate America – A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” fireworks at 9pm.  Unfortunately, a lot of guests had the same idea and the traffic – and weather – was terrible!

Amazing lightning show!
Amazing lightning show!

The thunderstorm passed right over Cinderella Castle putting on a dramatic lightning show and delaying the fireworks until 11pm. Watch the video:  Lightning over Cinderella Castle.

Celebrate America - A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky fireworks.
11pm:  Celebrate America – A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky fireworks.

We were so hungry after work that we decided to go to Sassagoula Floatworks Food Factory at Port Orleans for dinner instead.

I got off work at 7pm on the 4th of July and made plans to go to Epcot with friends.

That worked out much better!

Mickey celebrating the 4th.
Mickey celebrating the 4th of July.
Mickey and pals.
Mickey and pals.

Special Disney characters in patriotic outfits were out and about.

betsy ross
At 10pm (an hour later than the usual 9pm showtime) we watched IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth featuring “The Heartbeat of Freedom” fireworks show, a special 5-minute patriotic fireworks finale added onto IllumiNations.

epcot illuminations
Red, white, and blue fireworks.
Whoo-hoo!!! Light them up!
Hidden Mickey in the fireworks!
epcot illumination
All the World Showcase pavilions illuminated.

It was fantastic!!!!



IllumiNations Epcot
It’s 9pm…so you know where we are! #TwoDisneySisters

We’ve written two books about our time working – and playing – as Disney Cast Members at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Both are available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

Adventure Book Cover
Adventures in the Animal Kingdom
book Two Girls
Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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Have a magical day!

Mount Rushmore Presidents 4th of July
Two Disney Sisters.  Happy 4th of July!
butter Mount Rushmore
#ThrowbackThursday 4th of July


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