DisneyWorld Event Calendar “In the Spotlight” – July 2nd – July 9th

July 2

OPENING DAY! Captain EO: The classic musical spectacular that thrilled guests from 1986-1994 is returning to Epcot July 2. The attraction’s return provides new audiences the opportunity to experience the original 3-D production for the very first time, as well as a nostalgic look back for longtime fans wanting to see Michael Jackson in a rare performance created for the big screen. “Captain EO” will be presented multiple times daily at the Imagination pavilion at Epcot.

July 4

Independence Day Festivities: Guests celebrating the Fourth of July at Walt Disney World Resort will have a choice of fireworks shows and other patriotic treats throughout the day. Here’s what’s in store on July 4 (entertainment and hours are subject to change without notice):

  • At Magic Kingdom, “Celebrate America Fireworks” will fill the sky at 9 p.m.
  • At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, special fireworks set to a rock ‘n’ roll soundtrack will be presented at 9:50 p.m.
  • At Epcot, guests will be treated to the Voices of Liberty 4th of July Concert at 12:30, 1:45 and 3 p.m. at the America Gardens Theatre, Betsy Ross and Ben Franklin will be making appearances at The American Adventure, and “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” with a special patriotic finale will be presented at 10 p.m.

Through Aug. 14
Summer Nightastic!: “Summer Nightastic!” lights up the after-dark entertainment experience at the Walt Disney World Resort through Aug. 14 with a megawatt parade, fireworks extravaganza, rockin’ dance party, concerts and other surprises. More info: disneyworld.com

  • At Magic Kingdom, guests can enjoy the return of Disney’s “Main Street Electrical Parade,” and see the new “Summer Nightastic! Fireworks Spectacular.”
  • At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, guests can experience new effects and a summer-only drop sequence at The Twilight Zone™ Tower of Terror, and dance the night away at the “Rock n’ Glow Dance Party,” where a DJ and live rock band keep popular tunes coming every Tuesday and Thursday through Sunday.
  • At Epcot, the “Sounds Like Summer” tribute-band concert series returns every evening at 5:45, 7 and 8:15 p.m. at the America Gardens Theatre through July 31.
  • This week’s act (subject to change):
    • July 2-3: Karin Lawson – A Tribute to Janet Jackson
    • July 4-9: Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones Tribute Band

EVENTS & ACTIVITIES – July 2-9

MAGIC KINGDOM

  • Daily – “Move It, Shake It, Celebrate It!” Street Party: 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 5:40 p.m.
  • Daily – Celebrate A Dream Come True Parade: July 2-3, 5-9: 3 p.m.; July 4: 12 p.m. & 3 p.m.
  • Daily – Main Street Electrical Parade: July 2: 9 p.m. & 11 p.m.; July 3: 10:30 p.m.; July 4: 10 p.m. & 12 a.m.; July 5-7: 9 p.m. & 11 p.m.; July 8: 9 p.m.; July 9: 9 p.m. & 11 p.m.
  • Special Presentation – Summer Nightastic Fireworks Spectacular: July 2, 5-9: 10 p.m.
  • Special Presentation – Celebrate America Fireworks: July 3-4: 9 p.m.
  • Park Hours – July 2: 9 a.m.-12 a.m.; July 3: 9 a.m.-11 p.m. July 4: 8 a.m.-1 a.m.; July 5-8: 9 a.m.-11 p.m.; July 9: 9 a.m.-12 a.m.

DISNEY’S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

  • Daily – Block Party Bash: 3 p.m.
  • Special Presentation – Fantasmic!: July 4, 6, 8: 9 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.
  • Special Presentation – July 4th Fireworks: July 4: 9:50 p.m.
  • Park Hours – July 2-4: 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; July 5: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; July 6: 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; July 7: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; July 8-9: 9 a.m.-10 p.m.

EPCOT

  • Daily – IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth: July 2-3, 5-9: 9 p.m.; July 4: 10 p.m.
  • Park Hours – Future World: July 2-3; 5-9: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; July 4: 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • World Showcase: July 2-3: 5-9 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; July 4: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

DISNEY’S ANIMAL KINGDOM

  • Daily – Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade: 3:45 p.m.
  • Park Hours – July 2-3, 5-9: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; July 4: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

DISNEY’S BLIZZARD BEACH – $45 ages 10 & up; $39 ages 3-9

  • Park Hours – July 2-3: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; July 4-9: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

DISNEY’S TYPHOON LAGOON – $45 ages 10 & up; $39 ages 3-9

  • Park Hours – July 2-3: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; July 4-9: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

ESPN WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS COMPLEX –  July 3-9

  • AAU Boys’ Basketball
  • AAU Girls’ Basketball
  • Rawlings Salute to Baseball Festival

DOWNTOWN DISNEY
House of Blues presents . . .

  • July 2 Dave Capp Project (blues): The Blues Kitchen at House of Blues; free; 10:30 p.m.
  • July 3 Corey Smith and Matt Mackelcan (rock): House of Blues; $15 adv/$18 day of; 8:30 p.m. Dave Capp Project (blues): The Blues Kitchen at House of Blues; free; 10:30 p.m.
  • July 4 TBD (gospel brunch): House of Blues; $32.50 ages 10+/$16.25 ages 3-9; 10:30 a.m. & 1 p.m.
  • July 9 Ruth King Blues Band (blues): The Blues Kitchen at House of Blues; free; 10:30 p.m.


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