Limited Time Magic: Independence Week Fun at Walt Disney World Resort

On Monday we talked a bit about ways to celebrate the 4th of July at Walt Disney World without having to manage the intense crowds at the Parks. Today, we're diving into the thick of it so that you can know where to head inside the Disney Parks to get your red, white and blue on for an entire week during a special events! Independence Week is full of special Limited Time Magic at Walt Disney World and you can catch the patriotic spirit from July 1-7, 2013!

Fourth of July Ears (This design may not be available)Fourth of July Ears (This design may not be available)

Independence Day Only: Epcot:

    Discovery Experiences at American Adventure will put a spotlight on history and heritage of America. Guests can meet and greet Disney characters dressed in patriotic attire for some fun photo ops. An afternoon of live entertainment kicks off at 12:30 p.m. in the America Gardens Theatre where the sensational and world renown Voices of Liberty perform a special Fourth of July concert that will incorporate the Spirit of America Fife and Drum Corps and Disney characters. Showtimes are at are 12:30, 1:45, and 3 p.m., with the Voices of Liberty singing two sets in the American Adventure Rotunda at 4:15 and 5 p.m.

    Slippery When Wet plays for the Sounds Like Summer concert series with July Fourth Shows at 5:15, 6:30, 7:45, and 9 p.m.

    The celebration comes to a spectacular close at Epcot after dark you can feel The Heartbeat of Freedom, a special tribute following IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth lights up the sky at 10 p.m.

IllumiNations Celebrates The Heartbeat of FreedomIllumiNations Celebrates The Heartbeat of Freedom

Independence Day Only: Disney Hollywood Studios:

    Enjoy a twist on traditional fireworks with an all-new "Rockin' 4th of July Celebration". The party begins for all the cool kids at the Sorcerer Hat with a DJ at 6 pm. At 7, 8, 9 and 10 p.m., the DHS fan favorite Mulch, Sweat & Shears will take you on an exciting musical road trip through America. Buckle up because it's going to be a crazy ride that doesn't stop until it ends in a spectacular rock 'n roll fireworks show at 10:15 p.m!

Mulch, Sweat & Shears - Fire from Platon A. Murenin on Vimeo.

But if you want to party all week long head to The Magic Kingdom!

    Line the sides of Main Street U.S.A. to enjoy a patriotic spectacle as Goofy, Donald and Pluto lead a spirited procession prior to the daily Celebrate a Dream Come True parade. The star spangled pre-parade features the Main Street Philharmonic, Citizens of Main Street and even Walt Disney's historic horse-drawn calliope!

    After dark you'll be dazzled even more by "Disney's Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky." Is a 15-minute long 360-degree fireworks spectacular that is taking place every night during the week-long celebration.

    Red, white and blue merchandise and some seriously tasty treats inspired by Americana will also be available to help get guests in the mood for a patriotic party.

Magic Kingdom Celebrates AmericaMagic Kingdom Celebrates America

The Magic Kingdom routinely reaches capacity on the Fourth of July, so if you're plan is to spend the holiday there be sure to head out early and plan on remaining for the duration of the day. Crowds will be high, so it's smart to allow extra time in your schedule for lengthy queues and transportation. The sun shines bright in the summer and the heat is intense, so be sure to be prepared with sunscreen and do your best to stay hydrated!

Will you be spending the 4th of July at Walt Disney World? If so, leave a comment and let us know what your plans are!


Sheri wrote on Fri, 06/28/2013 - 12:32:

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We're leaving tomorrow! First time we'll be there for the 4th, and I can't wait. We'll be staying at both OKW and SSR. I'm so looking forward to being there!! Ha, when am I NOT looking forward to being at Disney? :)

Kristen K. wrote on Fri, 06/28/2013 - 12:56:

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WHoo hoo! Have a great time Sheri!

6sixgees wrote on Thu, 07/04/2013 - 15:03:

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We arrive on the 7th and plan on catching the Independence fire works show. Which park would be better on the 7th for fireworks?

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