By the co-author of The easy Guide to Your Walt Disney World Visit 2018, from the best-reviewed Disney World guidebook series ever. Paperback available on Amazon here. Kindle version available on Amazon here.—Disney World Instructions for the First-Time Visitor

The Fourth of July 2018 at Walt Disney World

By Dave Shute


The Fourth of July at Walt Disney World from yourfirstvisit.netDisney World celebrates the 4th of July at several parks–and on July 3rd as well!

Hours may change a bit later, but here’s the current scoop:

On Tuesday, July 3, 2018, the Magic Kingdom has a special fireworks show “Fantasy in the Sky” at 9.15p.

On Wednesday, July 4, 2018

  • The Magic Kingdom has the same show at the same time–“Fantasy in the Sky” at 9.15p
  • Epcot’s IllumiNations will likely have a special holiday ending added, and likely will be shifted from its normal 9p time to 10p, and

Moreover, the normal Wednesday evening Extra Magic Hours at the Magic Kingdom will happen Tuesday the 3rd instead.

Those following this site’s Higher Crowd Itinerary for Walt Disney World will be at Magic Kingdom the 3rd, and Hollywood Studios the 4th. If you want to see the fireworks, see them on the 3rd but change your Hoop-Dee-Doo reservations from Tuesday night to Thursday night. If you want to avoid the fireworks crowds entirely, swap First Sunday and Tuesday.


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