What could be more American than to celebrate the Fourth of July in one of the most iconic settings in the country? Both California’s Disneyland and Florida’s Disneyworld promise dazzling displays of fireworks, concerts, dance parties and more. Here’s your guide to Disney’s Independence Day events in 2015, celebrating America’s 239th birthday.
For those on the West Coast, Disneyland is topping off its fireworks spectacular, Disneyland Forever, with “a special patriotic, pyrotechnic grand finale.” Last year the show was held at 9:25 p.m. To attend the shows, guests must purchase an entry ticket to the resort. Packages and pricing for these tickets vary, depending on ages and length of stay.
Guests can also venture to the nearby Disney California Adventure Park for "World of Color – Celebrate!" It's billed as “a 22-minute nighttime spectacular” featuring immense water screens created by some 1,200 fountains that shoot water as high as 200 feet into the air, along with “fire, fountains, fog and laser effects.” Last year, a special Independence Day-themed show preceded the standard show. This year, showings are being held at 9 p.m., 10:15 p.m. and 11:15 p.m., according to the official Disneyland site.
For those on the other side of the country, Florida’s Walt Disney World offers multiple family-friendly options for the Fourth of July. On both Thursday and Friday (July 3 and 4), Disney’s Celebrate America! fireworks concert display at Magic Kingdom Park begins at 9 p.m. Tickets to enter the theme park are $105 for adults and $99 for children.
At Disney’s Hollywood studios, guests can partake in the Rockin’ Fourth of July Celebration, which includes a dance party beginning at 5:45 p.m., followed by fireworks at 10:15 p.m. Ticket prices are similar to those at Disney World. Adult entrance is $97 and for children, it's $91.