Star-Spangled Celebrations: Sales Happening at Central Florida Theme Parks for Fourth of July

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AAA predicts that Independence Day travel will reach new records both nationally and in Florida, with Orlando being a top destination. As Central Florida prepares for an influx of visitors, the region’s world-class theme parks are gearing up to offer unforgettable experiences for the Fourth of July. Here’s a comprehensive round-up of the exciting celebrations and special deals you can look forward to at Central Florida theme parks this Independence Day.

Walt Disney World: A Magical Independence Day

Celebrating the Fourth of July at Walt Disney World is a magical experience like no other. The park is renowned for its festive decorations, immersive experiences, and delectable cuisine. Here’s what to expect:

Dazzling Fireworks

The night sky over the Magic Kingdom will be ablaze with vibrant fireworks during “Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky,” scheduled for July 3 and July 4 at 9:20 p.m. At EPCOT, “The Heartbeat of Freedom” will follow “Luminous: The Symphony of Us” at 9 p.m. on July 4, providing a spectacular display of patriotic pride.

The Flag Retreat

Every day at 5 p.m. in the Magic Kingdom Town Square, a solemn ceremony retires the American flag in tribute to U.S. veterans. The sense of gratitude among cast members and guests is particularly poignant on Independence Day.

Portraits of Courage: A Tribute to America’s Warriors

At EPCOT, the newly-opened art exhibit Portraits of Courage features 60 oil paintings of service members and veterans who have served with honor since 9/11. This special salute showcases talent by a former president and offers a moving tribute to America’s heroes.

Voices of Liberty Harmonies

The legendary a cappella group Voices of Liberty will perform patriotic numbers throughout the day in the rotunda of The American Adventure at EPCOT, adding to the festive atmosphere.

Special Photo Ops

Mickey, Donald Duck, and Goofy will don their “Spirit of ‘76” attire, a sight that only occurs on July 4, providing unique photo opportunities for guests.

Universal Orlando Resort: Fourth of July Festivities

Universal Orlando Resort offers an exciting lineup of special entertainment and events for Independence Day at both Universal Studios Florida and Universal CityWalk.

Universal Studios Florida Festivities

Starting at 6:15 p.m., guests can enjoy a live DJ, character meet-and-greets, and patriotic stilt walkers at the Music Plaza Stage. The highlight of the evening includes the all-new CineSational: A Symphonic Spectacular at 9 p.m., followed by a vibrant pyrotechnic display at 10 p.m.

Universal CityWalk Celebrations

From 5 p.m., visitors can enjoy music from a DJ and live bands, American Sirens and Rexine, at the Plaza and Waterfront stages. Patriotic stilt walkers will add to the festive ambiance throughout Universal CityWalk’s Promenade.

Florida Resident Perk

The long holiday weekend is perfect for Florida residents to take advantage of the “Buy 2 Days, Get 2 Days Free on a 2-Park 2-Day Ticket” offer, granting four days of access to Universal Studios Florida and Universal Islands of Adventure.

SeaWorld Orlando: Summer Fun and Fireworks

SeaWorld Orlando is hosting a range of summer festivities to celebrate Independence Day and beyond, making it an ideal destination for families and thrill-seekers alike.

Ignite Fireworks

The awe-inspiring Ignite Fireworks display captures the magnificence of the ocean and paints it across the night sky on select summer evenings, combining music, lighting, and pyrotechnics.

Club SeaGlow

Bayside Stadium becomes a vibrant scene of dancing, lights, and music as a DJ hosts a lively summer party, perfect for guests looking to celebrate in style.

Bands, Brew and BBQ Event

Running for eight consecutive weekends from July 6 through August 25, this event allows guests to indulge in mouth-watering BBQ and refreshing brews, creating a festive atmosphere throughout the summer.

4th of July Sale

SeaWorld Orlando’s 4th of July Sale offers up to 55% off tickets, Fun Cards, and annual passes through June 30, making it the perfect time to plan a visit.

LEGOLAND Florida: Bricks and Booms

At LEGOLAND Florida Resort, the Fourth of July theme is all about bricks and booms, offering families a unique and entertaining way to celebrate.

Starry Activities

Guests can join Master Model Builders to help construct an American flag, brick by brick, from 1-7 p.m. on July 4, creating a collaborative and patriotic masterpiece.

Stars, Stripes & Snacks

The limited-time-only Red, White & Blueberry Sundae features two scoops of decadent blueberry cheesecake ice cream, topped with blueberry sauce, a delicate sugar cookie, a cloud of whipped cream, and playful star-spangled sprinkles, served in a souvenir cup.

Booming Entertainment

From 6-8 p.m., a rockin’ DJ dance party will set the patriotic groove before the grand finale fireworks show.

Go Out with a BANG!

LEGOLAND Florida caps off Independence Day with an unforgettable fireworks show called Touch The Sky over Lake Eloise. Guests are encouraged to wear special 3D viewing glasses that transform the fireworks into LEGO bricks, adding a unique twist to the celebration.

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