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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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1 David brown { 06.05.18 at 3:04 pm }

Hi. We are visiting Disney world from 28th June until 8th July. We have a 5 year old and a 7 year old. I was wondering if the 4th July fireworks are significantly better than the usual Ines and worth the extra crowds. Any advice would be appreciated. thanks

2 Dave { 06.06.18 at 7:04 am }

David, the ones at MK are worth it. You will face slightly lower masses if you see them on July 3.

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