So I was at Disney a few years ago for the 4th and it was fun. My husband and older son went to MK that night and I headed back to the Grand Floridian Resort with my younger son. They had the Sugar Loaf concierge lounge all set up with decorations. They had the food out and the Cast members were wearing hats. I can only post one pic here so I will post others on my blog. Anyway it is an expensive time to go to Disney because its a holiday and its the summer so it was very busy. The fireworks were amazing and they have special activities for Veterans going on that were very cool. We had been planned the trip for several months so we had an itinerary plan and the dining was all set up before hand. Having a plan before you go to Disney is important but especially when you go over a Holiday. Its not like it used to be where you could just walk up and eat somewhere you really need to make those ADR’s or advanced dining reservations. We used the itinerary as a guideline for each day but we make changes to it when we wanted to. It was a great trip and it was expensive but I would do it again.
Here is this July 4th 2010 events planned at the Walt Disney World Resort of course these could change but as of 6/30/10:
The Magic Kingdom will host the “Celebrate America Fireworks” at 9 p.m. on July 4. (The special fireworks will also run on July 3 at 9 p.m.). After the fireworks, Disney’s “Main Street Electrical Parade” will show at 10 p.m. and midnight on July 4 (on July 3, the parade will be at 10:30 p.m.). As of right now the park hours on July 4 are 8 a.m.-1 a.m.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios special fireworks are set to a rock & roll soundtrack at 9:50 p.m. on July 4. Fantasmic! will be performed at 9pm and 10:30 p.m. As of right now park hours on July 4 are 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
At Epcot’s “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth,” will have a patriotic finale on July 4 at 10 p.m. The Voices of Liberty 4th of July Concert, featuring an expanded cast of singers plus the Spirit of America Fife and Drum Corps and Disney characters, will be performed at 12:30pm, 1:45pm and 3pm. Also Betsy Ross will be greeting guests inside The American Adventure with storytelling and Ben Franklin will be making appearances on the promenade near the attraction. As of right now park hours on July 4 are 9 a.m.-10 p.m.