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!
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!
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.
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!
Special Disney characters in patriotic outfits were out and about.
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.
It was fantastic!!!!
We’ve written two books about our time working – and playing – as Disney Cast Members at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
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Have a magical day!