As part of Limited Time Magic, Walt Disney World and Disneyland are expanding their Fourth of July celebrations to an entire week, featuring nightly fireworks for seven days. Independence Week will take place July 1-7, 2013 featuring a patriotic extravaganza across multiple theme parks.
At Magic Kingdom, a 15-minute 360-degree fireworks spectacular will rocket into the air every night with ”Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky.” Also part of the daily festivities will be Goofy, Donald and Pluto leading a spirited procession down Main Street, U.S.A, prior to the daily Celebrate a Dream Come True parade. The pre-parade will feature the Main Street Philharmonic, Citizens of Main Street and Walt Disney’s historic horse-drawn calliope. Patriotic-themed merchandise and tasty treats inspired by Americana will also be on the menu all week long.
At Disneyland Park in California, “Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky.” In this patriotic fireworks spectacular will also be featured each night, July 1-7.
At Disneyland Resort, Mickey Mouse greets guests in star-spangled, patriotic attire every evening in Town Square on Main Street, U.S.A. Illuminated Mouse Ears “Glow with the Show” during performances of both “Celebrate America!” at Disneyland and the patriotic pre-show to “World of Color” at Disney California Adventure Park.
The fireworks spectacular takes place at 9 p.m. on July 3 and 4, and 10 p.m. on July 1, 2 ,5, 6 and 7 at Walt Disney World and 9:30 p.m. each night at Disneyland.
Then on July 4th only, Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will join in the Independence Day celebration at Walt Disney world.
At Epcot, guests will be able to meet with Disney characters adorned in patriotic dress and witness a patriotic performance by the Voices of Liberty at 12:30 p.m. in the America Gardens Theatre, also featuring the Spirit of America Fife and Drum Corps and Disney characters. The day culminates with The Heartbeat of Freedom, a special fireworks tribute following IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth at 10 p.m.
Characters in patriotic dress are on set from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and from 3:30 – 6 p.m. outside near Kidcot (under the porte-cochere). Voices of Liberty showtimes at America Gardens Theatre are 12:30, 1:45, and 3 p.m. They are also doing two sets inside the American Adventure Rotunda at 4:15 and 5 p.m. Special showtimes for Slippery When Wet (Sounds Like Summer concert series) on the Fourth of July are 5:15, 6:30, 7:45, and 9 p.m.
At Disney Hollywood Studios, the all-new “Rockin’ 4th of July Celebration” will begin at the Sorcerer Hat with a DJ at 6 pm, followed by performances by Mulch, Sweat & Shears at 7, 8, 9 and 10 p.m. and a fireworks presentation at 10:15 p.m.