Light up the night with spectacular fireworks viewing in Orlando, including annual fireworks at downtown Orlando’s Lake Eola Park (Come Out With Pride pictured).
Light up your vacation with spectacular fireworks displays every day in Orlando, the Theme Park Capital of the World. From nightly fireworks at our theme parks to seasonal spectaculars in downtown Orlando and beyond, here are some of the best places in Orlando to end your day with a bang.
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Places to See Fireworks at Orlando’s Theme Parks
Every day is a celebration at Orlando’s world-class theme parks, where extravagant fireworks, high-tech projection mapping and nostalgic musical medleys are the norm. Featuring seasonal and nightly options from Walt Disney World® Resort, SeaWorld® Orlando and LEGOLAND® Florida Resort, here’s a quick look at all the fun in store when you see a fantastic fireworks show in The Theme Park Capital of the World.
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Note: Select experiences may be unavailable during your visit and are subject to cancellation in case of inclement weather. Check the entertainment schedule at each park for fireworks availability and keep in mind that some of the shows below operate on a seasonal basis.
Walt Disney World® Resort
Catch stunning fireworks spectaculars every night at Walt Disney World® Resort, including shows at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, EPCOT® and Magic Kingdom® Park. In addition to the regularly scheduled shows below, you can delight in seasonal shows and limited-time holiday offerings throughout the year.
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Happily Ever After recently returned to Magic Kingdom® Park, illuminating Cinderella Castle with brilliant animation and vibrant fireworks set to a stirring medley of favorite Disney songs. New this year, the projection mapping on Cinderella Castle extends all the way down Main Street U.S.A. in a vibrant celebration of storytelling magic. Plus, catch special Independence Day and New Year’s Eve celebrations, along with special themed shows at separately ticketed events like Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
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DISNEY’S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS®
Take a stunning journey through 90 years of Disney and Pixar classics during Wonderful World of Animation, a gorgeous nighttime spectacular featuring dazzling pyrotechnics, stirring music and brilliant projections on the facade of the Chinese Theatre. It’s preceded by Disney Movie Magic, a heartwarming, 12-minute compilation of cinematic Disney moments — sans fireworks — projected on the theatre’s iconic facade. Keep an eye out for more projection mapping magic at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® throughout the year, including a festive holiday celebration centered around the park’s iconic The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ attraction.
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Plus, see some of your favorite movie memories brought to life at Fantasmic!, an unforgettable nighttime extravaganza complete with live performers, thrilling stunts, dancing water effects, pyrotechnics and a whole lot more.
Celebrate the past, present and future of EPCOT® in EPCOT® Forever, a new, limited-time fireworks spectacular over World Showcase Lagoon. Featuring breathtaking fireworks, stunning laser effects and a soaring score, the show celebrates 40 years of imagination and innovation at EPCOT while looking forward to an even brighter future. Whether it’s your first visit to EPCOT or your 100th, you’ll find something to spark your imagination in this nostalgic celebration.
See Walt Disney World Fireworks Outside the Theme Parks
Soak up spectacular views of the nightly fireworks from locations all over Walt Disney World® Resort, including several outside the theme parks. Stay onsite for beachfront Magic Kingdom fireworks views at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, kick back in a fireworks-view room at several properties throughout the resort, or enjoy sparkling dinner views at hotspots like California Grill, Toledo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood and Topolino’s Terrace. You can even see the fireworks from several locations near the parks, including many Bonnet Creek resorts and Disney Springs
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Catch seasonal fireworks at SeaWorld® Orlando throughout the year, including the all-new Ignite 360 summer fireworks display. This summer spectacular runs on select dates from late May through early September, with fireworks, lasers, flames and fountains that illuminate the sky with the colors of the sea. Plus, celebrate the holidays with special shows at other times of year.
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LEGOLAND® Florida Resort
Catch awesome seasonal fireworks shows at LEGOLAND® Florida Theme Park, including a patriotic Red, White & BOOM display and a kid-friendly New Year’s Eve spectacular. The Bricktastic Fourth of July celebration features special 3D viewing glasses that transform fireworks into LEGO® bricks, and the New Year’s Eve fireworks go off well before midnight so even your littlest builders can enjoy the thrill of staying up late — but not too late.
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Places to See Fireworks in Downtown Orlando & Beyond
Explore Orlando’s unexpected side with seasonal fireworks displays throughout the city, from events at our world-class restaurants and hotels to neighborhood street parties and outdoor celebrations. Check our event calendar for upcoming celebrations before your next visit, including special fireworks for Independence Day, New Year’s Eve and more.
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Lake Eola Park
In the heart of Downtown Orlando, Lake Eola Park hosts several dazzling fireworks shows throughout the year, most notably Fireworks at the Fountain in July and Come Out With Pride in October. Offering an endless variety of dining, culture and entertainment options, these events are the perfect excuse to spend a full day exploring the city’s distinctive neighborhoods and inclusive offerings.
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Glo Summer Nights at Grande Lakes Orlando
Overnight guests at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando and JW Marriot Orlando at Grande Lakes can soak up that laid-back summer feeling at Glo Summer Nights, a limited-time offering available every Saturday in 2023 from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Enjoy after-dark fun including an illuminated pool, live music, a swim up bar with GLOware, ice carvings and fire dancing, specialty food trucks, and more, followed by a fireworks extravaganza at 9 p.m. It’s all part of a recent multimillion-dollar renovation at these stunning luxury resorts.
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Old Town Entertainment District
Located minutes from Walt Disney World Resort in our main tourism districts, the Old Town Entertainment District lights up the sky with free Fourth of July and New Year’s Eve fireworks. The 18-acre destination is designed to feel like a classic small Florida town, and boasts over 70 affordable shops and unique restaurants.
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Celebration Town Center
Adjacent to the Walt Disney World area, Celebration Town Center hosts annual Independence Day and New Year’s Eve celebrations complete with fireworks.
Crane’s Roost Park
Fifteen minutes north of Orlando in Altamonte Springs, Crane’s Roost Park is home to a patriotic Red, Hot & Boom fireworks display every July, lighting up the sky over a picturesque lakeside plaza. They also spread Christmas cheer with a festive choreographed fireworks display, live entertainment, holiday light displays and more during Light Up the Holidays.
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See Fireworks in Orlando’s Unique Neighborhoods
Orlando’s distinctive neighborhoods aren’t just home to diverse nightlife, shopping, dining and cultural activities — many also host their own fireworks displays throughout the year.
In the tech-forward Lake Nona neighborhood, Lake Nona Town Center hosts spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks and even more family-friendly fun throughout the year. Plus, enjoy live music, dining and entertainment at nearby Boxi Park or discover Lake Nona’s innovative arts and culinary scene.
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Thirty minutes west of downtown Orlando, historic downtown Winter Garden offers many reasons to celebrate, including an annual free, family-friendly Independence Day Celebration. Kids can enjoy a free pancake breakfast and walk in the Annual All-American Kids Parade, then head down to the lake for a rousing Party in the Park Fireworks Display with live music and fun for all ages.
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