Friday, June 14, 2013

Disney Parks Celebrate a Star-Spangled July Fourth -- All Week Long! Fireworks, Patriotic Parades and More Anchor Independence Week

Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort guests won't have to wait until the Fourth of July to celebrate America's birthday. They can choose any day of Independence Week July 1-7 in the parksto experience the flag-waving spirit of the holiday – all part of Limited Time Magic.
It's a red, white and blue extravaganza as Disney Parks honor America with a Fourth of July celebration like never before.
Each week throughout 2013, Limited Time Magic treats Disney Parks guests to magical, memory-filled experiences – big and small – ranging from park-wide events to special culinary treats to special moments of surprise and delight. All are offered for a limited time. Guests can visit for detailed entertainment offerings during Independence Week.
As part of the special week, a fireworks spectacular rockets into the air every night above the castles at the Magic Kingdom inFlorida and Disneyland Park in California with "Disney's Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky." In this patriotic fireworks spectacular, dazzling comets and glittering bursts soar to a brand new musical score produced in a concert band style created to stir a sense of pride in being American, while at the same time, invite guests from around the world to feel part of the celebration. 
"Celebrate America!" pays homage to all Americans and all who love the best of America. The fireworks spectacular takes place at 9 p.m. on July 3 and 4, and 10 p.m. on July 1, 2 ,5, 6 and 7 at Walt Disney World and 9:30 p.m. each night at Disneyland.
Here's what guests can enjoy across Disney Parks during Independence Week:
Magic KingdomWalt Disney World guests are treated to a fun-filled spectacle as Goofy, Donald and Pluto dressed as a colonial fife and drum corps join a spirited procession down Main Street, U.S.A., prior to the daily Celebrate a Dream Come True parade. The rousing pre-parade features the Main Street Philharmonic, Citizens of Main Street and Walt Disney's historic horse-drawn calliope. 
DisneylandAt Disneyland Resort, Mickey Mouse greets guests in star-spangled, patriotic attire every evening in Town Square on Main Street,U.S.A.  Illuminated Mouse Ears "Glow with the Show" during performances of both "Celebrate America!" at Disneyland and the patriotic pre-show to "World of Color" at Disney California Adventure Park. 
Disney Parks on both coastsChefs will whip up tasty treats inspired by Americana including red, white and blue strawberry shortcake in the Magic Kingdom and apple pie-filled cupcakes at Disney's Hollywood Studios, Disney's Animal Kingdom or Downtown Disney. At Disneyland Resort, the fanfare includes red, white and blue desserts in mason jars at Carnation Cafe', patriotic cotton candy, apple pie pockets or Fourth of July cupcakes, in shops all along Main Street, U.S.A. 
The flag-waving week continues on both coasts with themed souvenirs such as USA shirts, trading pins, light-up star necklaces and patriotic Duffy costumes.

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